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PAST EXHIBITIONS


Rockwell Kent

September 8, 2009 - January 6, 2010
Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art
This exhibition juxtaposes 19th-century views of American life with contemporary interpretations by prominent African American artists to examine how we, as Americans, have constructed and interpreted race. Many of the art works and artifacts were amassed by 19th-century collector Stephen C. Clark and the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Additional selections were culled from various public and private collections, including the New York State Museum.

Rockwell Kent

November 22, 2008 - May 17, 2009
Rockwell Kent: This is My Own
Artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) once said that “art is no more than the shadow cast by a man’s own stature.” This exhibition of materials from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh chronicles the life of a great New Yorker and his work, which was born out of both remarkable personal experience and a deep sense of moral and political principle.


Latin American and Caribbean Art

May 17, 2008 - October 13, 2008
Latin American and Caribbean Art: Selected Highlights from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
A selection of over 50 works from MoMA’s unparalleled collection of Latin American and Caribbean art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and prints, traces significant stylistic trends and movements found in works from this region from early modern to contemporary.


Cast Images

October 2007 – Februrary 4, 2008
Cast Images: American Bronze Sculpture
from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The centuries old tradition of casting bronze into sculptural from reached the United States by 1850, realizing its apogee in the early decades of the 20th century. A selection of 50 statuettes and portrait busts from the Metropolitan’s unparalleled collection traced the historical development of the small American bronze from technical, aesthetic, and thematic standpoints.


Alex Katz

Mar 31 – August 19, 2007
Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum

The exhibition began with landscape paintings and collages from the 1950s and concluded with hallmark paintings from the 1960s and beyond—enormous, brilliantly colored images of his family and friends. Katz’s portraits explored distilled form and color, while poetically evoking the character of each individual. The exhibition illuminated the development of Katz’s career over more than four decades while moving across various media, from drawing and prints to painting and sculpture.

Represent

September 9, 2006 – February 25, 2007
REPRESENT: Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem

Centered around three distinct yet interrelated eras in the Studio Museum's history—the Harlem Renaissance, the politcally and socially charged 1960s and 70s and the vibrant contemporary moment—REPRESENT featured highlights from the Studio Museum's permanent collection and provided a glimpse into the diversity and multiplicity of artworks created by artists of African descent.

Op Art

April 8, 2006 – August 13, 2006
Op Art Revisited: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Op Art refers to the work of a group of mathematically oriented painters who, during the 1960s, experimented with color and simple geometric shapes to produce visual effects that manipulate the viewer’s eye. Op Art is today enjoying a resurgence of interest from both artists and the general public. Selected from the world-renowned collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, this exhibition featured paintings and sculptures by such artists as Josef Albers, Richard Anuskiewicz, Francis Celentano, Bridget Riley, Julian Stanczak, and Victor Vasarely.

The World of Brooklyn

November 19, 2005 – March 6, 2006
The World in Brooklyn: Selections from the Brooklyn Museum

For more than 180 years, the Brooklyn Museum has been central to the cultural life of Brooklyn, serving its citizens through education and the arts. As Brooklyn evolved from a small village into the seventh-largest city in the United States and then into a borough of New York City, the Museum grew and changed just as dramatically.  Its ten curatorial departments hold works of art from many of the world’s cultures, a collection as diverse and as strong as the population of the borough itself. Selected masterpieces illustrated the ways that the arts can express the most important values of a culture and how those values can be shared with others.

Extra Ordinary

April 2 – July 10, 2005
Extra Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art
Selections
from the Whitney Museum of American Art
This exhbit gathered together works from the last fifty years of American art that illuminate the unfamiliar and poetic aspects of the familiar—the extraordinary within the ordinary—and encourage us to re-examine our surroundings with fresh eyes. American artists of the second-half of the twentieth century demonstrated an ongoing fascination with common, everyday objects and their non-hierarchical approach to culture and to subject matter meant that anything had the potential to be art.

French Painters of Nature

May 22 – August 22, 2004
French Painters of Nature: The Barbizon School, Works from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The work of this mid-nineteenth century group of French landscape painters defied characterization. While some artists worked in the meticulous manner fostered by the Academy, othersv startled critics with their rough, painterly brushstrokes. The work of many Barbizon artists, who painted directly from nature, is accepted as the precursor to Impressionism. Works are drawn from the Metropolitan’s Robert Lehman Collection.

Form Structure Place

December 20, 2003 - March 14, 2004
Form/Structure/Place: Minimalist Art
from the Guggenheim Museum Panza Collection

Between 1966 and 1975 Italian collectors Dr. and Mrs. Giuseppe Panza di Biumo amassed one of the most ambitious collections of Minimal, Conceptual, Postminimal, and environmental art in the world. The collection is emblematic of a provocative and groundbreaking era in the history of art and includes works by innovators such as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Robert Mangold, Robert Morris and Robert Ryman.


Strangely Familiar

April 5 – June 29, 2003
Strangely Familiar: Approaches to Scale in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York
This exhibition examined how contemporary artists have used scale as a conscious means of expression, from manipulating the expected dimensions of everyday objects to representing things in actual size. The exhibition included 47 works comprised of paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and drawings.

Once Upon a Time

Dec 14, 2002–Mar 9, 2003
Once Upon a Time: Fiction and Fantasy in Contemporary Art, Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

This exhibit focused on the process of visual storytelling through the creation of fictional narratives and fantasy worlds. The artists represented in the exhibition include Jonathan Borofsky, Josiah McElheny, Vik Muniz, Pepón Osorio, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Fred Tomaselli, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman.

American Impressionists

March 2 – June 16, 2002
American Impressionists Abroad and At Home: Paintings from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Impressionists were among the most thoroughly trained, widely traveled and cosmopolitan painters in the history of the nation’s art. Paintings represented a cross section of the Met’s holdings including works by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase.

American Sculpture

December 8, 2001 – February 24, 2002
Meaning, Medium and Method: American Sculpture 1940-1960 Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

This exhibition of important sculpture and related works on paper explored new directions in abstraction, innovative use of materials and methods, and the integration of Surrealist themes and imagery. Included were works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi and David Smith.


20th Century American Landscapes

May 31 – October 14, 2001
20th Century American Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Featuring the works of Georgia O’Keefe, William Glackens,
John Steuart Curry and Fairfield Porter, these paintings reflected the great changes that have taken place in the physical topography of America, as well as the artistic response to the landscape.

Figure and Form

March 2 – May 6, 2001
Figure and Form: Rodin to Matisse, Sculpture and Works on Paper from The Museum of Modern Art

Drawn from MoMA’s landmark Modern Starts exhibition, this was a challenging exploration of the beginning of modernism as seen in works created from 1880 through 1920. It featured the works of Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Aristide Maillol, Gaston Lachaise and Alberto Giacometti.


Art of Pure Form

May 18 – July 20, 2000
An Art of Pure Form: Selections from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

This exhibition, including works by Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Calder, Paul Klee and Ellsworth Kelly, explored the languages of form, color and line that comprise the various aspects of non-objective art.


American Folk Art

February 11 – April 23, 2000
American Folk Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Featuring some of the greatest names in American folk art—
Rufus Hathaway, Edward Hicks, Joshua Johnson and Ammi Phillips—this exhibit included portraits, landscapes, historical
and religious scenes.


Urban Views

May 21 – July 11, 1999
In the City: Urban Views 1900-1940, Masterpieces from the Whitney Museum of American Art

Covered the major stylistic movements of the period 1900-1940, from the social realism of the Ashcan School through the fast-paced Jazz Age. Many of these works were assembled by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney as the founding collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, which she opened in 1931.

Pop Art

February 26 – May 2, 1999
Pop Art: Selections from The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition provided a select overview of Pop Art made during the 1960s, the defining decade of the movement. Artists included Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.

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