Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. “What is art for in our contemporary world if not this?” she asks.
Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Wyeth to Warhol: Modern Masters From Past and Present from April 27 – June 2, 2018.
For over thirty-five years, Somerville Manning Gallery has specialized in paintings by the Wyeth family. The Wyeth to Warhol exhibition juxtaposes the artworks of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth with the artists of their respective eras, including current. This exhibition showcases some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Along with paintings by N.C. Wyeth will be works by American impressionists, Maurice Prendergast and Childe Hassam. A highlight of the exhibition is a stunning portrait by renowned painter, William Merrit Chase. Acclaimed Pennsylvania artists, Edward Redfield and Hugh H. Breckenridge will also be on view along side brightly colored florals and figures by early 20th century Jane Peterson.
Modernists Arthur Dove and Milton Avery hang with Andrew Wyeth showing their similarities as their subject matters may seem unremarkable, but the matter in which these artists treat them is exceptional. Abstract paintings by Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell will coincide with the Post-War period in which Andrew Wyeth was exploring realism.
Works by David Hockney, Wolf Kahn, Jamie Wyeth and Andy Warhol will round out the 20th century and extend the timeline into the 21st century. Not many contemporary artists can brandish the title of “Modern Master,” however contemporary artists like Bo Bartlett and Robert Cottingham explore the idea that masterful work is still being created today. The exhibition includes other works from many important American schools and traditions that run the gambit from realism to abstraction.
The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970-1990, on view June 27 – September 27, 2015. This exhibition celebrates two dynamic decades of flourishing artistic activity in the City of Wilmington, Delaware, and features artists who emerged as key participants in the Wilmington art community during the 1970s and 1980s.
Beginning in the early 1970s, a number of commercial galleries, city-supported arts initiatives, and dedicated federal funding for outreach programs were established in Wilmington and its surrounding communities. Within this encouraging climate, artists collaborated to create organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Delaware Theatre Company, many of which continue to support contemporary art in Wilmington today.
The creative energy extended further in the 1980s as Art on the Town, the citywide art loop launched in September 1988 and sponsored by the Wilmington Arts Commission, created a network to connect the multiple performing and visual arts organizations around the city. By the early 1990s, economic crises and the scrutiny of government funding of the arts led to a decrease in creative energy. In the wake were two of the most artistically vibrant decades of the 20th century.
This landmark exhibition plots the development of artistic trends within the Wilmington community and their relation to national creative tendencies, showcasing craft and design, drawing, painting, performance art, photography, and sculpture. More than 50 artists, including Mitch Lyons, Tom Watkins, Mary Page Evans, and Flash Rosenberg, are included in the exhibition. A catalogue featuring artist recollections and scholarly essays, a revival of the popular Dreamstreets arts and literary magazine, and a rich schedule of live arts programs and events will accompany the show.
Art Meets Elegance! Join us on Saturday, October 11 for an exciting evening channeling Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the DCCA. The art masquerade party will feature you as we party in our imaginative black and white attire and art masks. Food, dancing, silent and live auctions, and entertainment!
Proceeds raised from the event will help underwrite the costs of DCCA exhibitions and educational programs. Thank you for your support of the DCCA!
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