U.S.A. - FRESNO-CALIFORNIA - Renzi: Art, Life, Legacy


Renzi: Art, Life, Legacy is the retrospective exhibition of work created by the Valley's own beloved, Clement Renzi, who died in 2009. This exhibition covers a lifetime of work and will fill three of the Museum's galleries. It will include familiar and unfamiliar sculptures and many small maquettes of larger public works, along with a few rare two dimensional works created by the late artist. The exhibition is curated by Mark Rodriguez.

Fresno Art Museum      31.05.2012 - 02.09.2012

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Website : City of Fresno

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U.S.A. - DETROIT-MICHIGAN - Picasso and Matisse: The DIA's Prints and Drawings


Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) and Henri Matisse (1869–1954) were ground-breaking visionaries who constantly experimented with techniques and materials. This exhibition features almost all of the works by Picasso and Matisse in the museum’s prints and drawings collections, showcasing their revolutionary achievements that defined much of 20th-century art. This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The story of Picasso’s and Matisse’s stylistic progression and artistic range will be told through more than 100 prints and drawings, including exceptional works such as Matisse’s 1919 drawing The Plumed Hat and Picasso’s 1939 gouache The Bather by the Sea. Other highlights include Matisse’s famous series Jazz and Picasso’s etchings for the Dream and Lie of Franco, as well as many linoleum cuts by both artists. The DIA’s 13 paintings and two bronze sculptures on permanent display will be on view in the museum’s modern art galleries.

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by Comerica Bank. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.

Detroit Institute of Arts     11.07.2012 - 06.01.2013

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U.S.A. - DOYLESTOWN - PENNSYLVANIA - To Stir, Inform, and Inflame: The Art of Tony Auth


Tony Auth's cartoons, seemingly simple and always direct, have influenced public opinion and politicians for more than forty years. "Our job is not to amuse our readers," says Auth of a national artistic heritage of editorial cartooning that began with Benjamin Franklin in 1754. "Our mission is to stir them, inform and inflame them." Auth was a fledgling artist from California in 1971 when The Philadelphia Inquirer flew him in for a weeklong job interview as the paper's editorial cartoonist, and thus began a Pulitzer Prize-winning legacy of excellence that documents the changing political and cultural landscape of our time. This retrospective exhibition gathers together the full range of Auth's art, including drawings, paintings, sketches, and newspaper pages, as well as a selection of his award-winning children's book illustrations. From Nixon to Obama, from the energy crisis to the financial crisis, this exhibit will display more than 100 original cartoons that touched the lives of countless newspaper readers in our region and, through syndication, all over America.

The James A. Michener Art Museum    02.06.2012 - 21.10.2012

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Website : Doylestown

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U.S.A. - FARGO-NORTH DAKOTA - Jon Offutt: Dakota Horizons


The landscapes of North Dakota are, to borrow a term, legendary. They stretch far and wide, embracing brilliant sunsets over miles of rolling hills, and have been ingrained in the state’s consciousness to the point of being captured on the State Seal. Artists have long treated the North Dakota landscape with reverence and zeal. Fargo glassblower Jon Offutt works its soft lines and deep hues into a new series of work entitled Dakota Horizons.

A special installation of these works are presented in observance of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Studio Glass Movement. This exhibition is made possible by a grant through the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

Plains Art Museum   06.04.2012 - 19.08.2012

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Website : City of Fargo

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U.S.A. - DULUTH-MINNESOTA - Mni Sota - Reflections of Time and Place


“Minnesota” comes from the Dakota words “mni sota” which have been translated as “clouds reflecting in water,” “smoky water,” or “cloudy water,” all of which illustrate how our understanding of place has been defined by our surroundings. We use it here as an analogy to describe the innovative shifts of traditional arts throughout time to reflect the current landscape. As a culture whose arts are generally expected to evoke the past, it is not often that innovation is at the forefront of discussion regarding Native American arts. In fact, the historical objects we are so familiar with are only a snapshot of time, and represent a small fraction of the creative arts of Native peoples. Each generation’s work has built upon what has been established by the previous generations, incorporating new materials and media. Innovation is the soul of living art. Each generation, from historic times to the present, was creating contemporary art. The works included in Mni Sota illustrate the importance and necessity of both tradition and innovation in sustaining cultural continuity.

The works of these 17 artists span a wide range of practices from the very old to the very new. They provide stunning examples of the ways in which Native artists of the Minnesota region contribute to the artistic heritage of their people. These artists reflect both the unfaltering influences of change and the strength of our tribal nations. The dialog that emerges between pieces in the exhibit generally categorized as “traditional” and those categorized as “contemporary” emphasizes the dynamic nature of culture, encouraging a broader understanding of tradition. The works help us examine how these categorizing terms are associated with specific types of Native American art work, and how these associations came to be. The line that has historically existed between traditional and contemporary begins to dissolve as we recognize that innovation is and always has been a part of our traditions.

TWEED Museum of Art     29.05.2012 - 26.08.2012

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Website : City of Duluth

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