Exhibits Nationwide - May/June 2017
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Through July 30, 2017
This exhibit is the final stop of a major retrospective that has been critically acclaimed in London at the Tate Modern and in Vienna at Bank Austria Kunstforum. Featuring more than 80 works by Georgia O’Keeffe, it also presents an array of images by photographers with whom she shared aesthetic ideas: Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, and Alfred Stieglitz. The exhibit follows chronological order, starting with some of the early works created before she began her rise in the art world, beginning with her first show in New York at Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery in 1916. It continues forward through her life and explores the dominant themes of her 60-year career, particularly those of landscape and nature. Statements written by O’Keeffe accompany the artwork to help illuminate the viewer’s understanding of the artist’s personal aesthetic.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft. Worth, Texas
“Homer and Remington in Black and White”
Through July 2, 2017
The Amon Carter Museum has put together an interesting exhibit that features two artists not typically considered together: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington. During their lifetimes, both artists achieved significant popular and critical acclaim. This exhibit explores how their training and work as illustrators boosted their artistic success, and allowed these artists to become not only well respected, but also, enormously famous.
Organized by the museum curators, the exhibit features a variety of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. Called a black and white exhibit, the works nonetheless display both artists’ extraordinary technique using varied media, and often in a single work: watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, chalk, and graphite.
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
“Creating the Modern Southwest”
Through December 31, 2017
CONTINUED: Using New York’s 1913 Armory Show as a starting point, this exhibit explores how European modernist ideas influenced artists working in the American Southwest. Billed as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, the Armory Show induced a major cultural shift in the United States after it opened in New York. This was the exhibit at which Americans were exposed for the first time to Europe’s leading avant-garde artists, such as Henri Matisse, George Braque, and Marcel Duchamp. But it was an international exhibit, therefore a wide variety of American artists also exhibited, such as Andrew Dasburg, George Bellows, Robert Henri and Stuart Davis. Today the exhibit is credited with influencing a new generation of American artists toward more experimental methods and styles of expression.
Featuring works from its permanent collection, the Gilcrease exhibit highlights and details the influences of modernist ideas on artists who focused on Southwestern subject matter. Included in this show are prime examples from some of the most highly regarded artists who worked in the Southwest, such as Victor Higgins, Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Nicolai Fechin.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
“Gustave Baumann in California”
Through August 6, 2017
The works of Santa Fe’s beloved color woodblock printmaker, Gustave Baumann, are featured in this exhibition. Though the majority of Baumann’s color woodblock prints reflect regional scenes from northern New Mexico, Baumann did occasionally travel. Focusing some of his attention on other scenery, most notable are his prints of Arizona’s Grand Canyon and the rugged forests and coastline of California. This exhibit features some 35 of his California works, and includes his graphite and gouache studies, examples of the progressive color proofs, as well as his stunning finished prints.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West: Western Spirit
“Grand Canyon Grandeur”
Opens June 6, 2017 through December 31, 2017
Whether you have been to the Grand Canyon or not, this is sure to be an extraordinary exhibit. With more than fifty works of art in oil, watercolor, and prints, this exhibit will provide viewers the opportunity to compare the wide range of artistry that has been put to the test by the dramatic vastness of the Grand Canyon. All derived from The A.P. Hays Collection, the exhibit will also showcase the stylistic differences among the artists. Including works created during the second half of the nineteenth century through the 1930s, “Grand Canyon Grandeur” will display examples of naturalism, impressionism, and abstraction. Among the featured artists are painters Thomas Moran, Eanger Irving Couse, and Gunnar Widforss, and master printmakers Gustave Baumann and Howard Cook.