U.S.A. - Denver-Colorado - A Visual Alphabet

A Visual Alphabet

Herbert Bayer's Anthology Paintings

On view through December 31, 2009

Don't miss Herbert Bayer's Anthology series, in the Hamilton Building's lower level gallery through 2009.
In these late works—painted in the final decade of his career—Bayer moved away from earlier formulas and rational structures, and allowed fantasy, intuition, and imagination to reign. The paintings re-examine his previous themes like geologic and atmospheric forces, nature and the cosmos, and symbols such as letters and gates.
“As in writing, where the essence is often to be found between the words, the meaning in these paintings is found beyond the images,” said Bayer.

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U.S.A. - Santa Barbara-California - California Calling-Works from Santa Barbara Collections 1948-2008

California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008
Part I: July 18 - December 27, 2009
Part II: September 12 - December 20, 2009

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Eclectic, inventive, anti-conformist… these are just a few of the widespread characterizations of artists who have lived and worked in the richest, most diverse, and most populous region in the United States since the end of World War II. California Calling is a two-part exhibition highlighting works from a selection of artists and movements in California from the past sixty years. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and selected local collections, works included exemplify the distinctive vitality of art in the region and the significance of the SBMA as a venue for art on the West Coast.

Website : Santa Barbara visitors guide

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U.S.A. - Kansas City-Missouri - Nature Morte/Still Life : 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings

Marc Chagall Basket of Fruit and Pineapples - 1964 - Color littograph

By stopping the constant flow of life, the still life allows both artist and viewer to observe closely the details of natural and crafted forms. Still lifes adorn the walls of Egyptian tombs, Roman villas, royal palaces and modern homes. Some convey symbolic meaning, some document wealth and status and others simply present the objects with which we live. The 19th century saw a growing interest in botanical illustration, informed by global travel and scientific exploration. In England, the botanist Robert James Thornton produced perhaps the most lavish and beautiful book ever published of floral illustration, The Temple of Flora. Floral still life would remain of crucial interest throughout the century, being favored by the Impressionists and, above all, by Edouard Manet. The still life was a favored subject for 20th-century artists. Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall evoked joyful domesticity with their depictions of flowers and fruits. At the same time, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque upended the notion that a still life must be still.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum - 13.06.2009 - 10.01.2010


U.S.A. - Amarillo-Texas - Chuck Olson

The Amarillo Museum of Art presents a show of remarkable paintings by contemporary artist Chuck Olson.
Chuck Olson: Visual Histories introduces the artist’s large canvases to audiences of the Texas Panhandle, eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma. In the words of John Caldwell, the late curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Unlike his predecessors, Olson has no need of the sharp juxtapositions and harsh implications of surrealist dream imagery to stake out the incongruities of the imaginary. Instead he takes this territory, so hard-won in the art of the 1930s, as a given and makes it his natural home. Olson’s dreams are a little like Claes Oldenburg’s, but he refuses to engage in ironic discussions with the real world around him and concerns himself instead with the possibilities of exotic landscapes and perhaps of history. More than that, however, his work is about the possibilities of paint itself and the elegant and seductive play of a painter’s hand and eye.

Amarillo Museum of Art - 28.08.2009 - 25.10.2009

Website : Amarillo Museum of Art

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U.S.A. - Toledo-Ohio - Chihuly Toledo! Glass works by Dale Chihuly from the TMA Collection

Gold over Cobalt Bleu Venetian Glas - 1989 Dale Chihuly

The Museum’s Glass Pavilion will be vibrant with color, shimmer, and style when the works of internationally prominent glass artist Dale Chihuly are shown from September 17–November 29. Although probably best-known locally for Campilello del Remier #2, the nine-foot chandelier that graces the Monroe Street entrance to the Glass Pavilion, Chihuly has had a long relationship with Toledo. The exhibition is grounded in the studio glass movement, born nearly 50 years ago with the legendary “Toledo Workshops” at the Toledo Museum of Art. In 1970, Dale Chihuly was invited to Toledo to showcase his creations in a study of contemporary art glass; the Seattle native’s contributions have been a part of Toledo’s studio glass tradition ever since.
The first of several events leading up to the Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in 2012, this exhibition offers rarely seen master works from TMA’s extensive collection of Chihuly’s work. Sketches and drawings that inspired the work will be part of the exhibit as well. Plan now to see Chihuly Toledo! for the rare opportunity to experience these incredible works for free.

Toledo Museum of Art - 17.09.2009-29.11.2009

Website : Toledo Museum of Art

Website : City of Toledo

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