U.S.A. - CHAPELL HILL-NORTH CAROLINA - Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz - 14.04.2014-30.11.2014


Installation view of ceramics by (l to r) Hideki Goto, Hiroshi Seto, and Kazu Yamada.

Working with Boston-based collectors Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, the Ackland is presenting changing installations selected from their comprehensive holdings of recent and contemporary Japanese ceramics. Among the most innovative and experimental practitioners of contemporary Japanese art, these ceramicists have explored the wide and fascinating range of expressive possibilities offered by clay and glazes. Presented within the context of the Ackland’s important collection of historical Asian art, the installations offer the opportunity not only to see significant examples by major artists, but also to reflect on their dynamic relationship to tradition.

Ackland Art Museum       14.04.2014 - 30.11.2014

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U.S.A. - BALTIMORE-MARYLAND -Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts - 28.06.2014-12.10.2014


Medieval painters often filled their manuscripts with scenes of everyday life that included charming illuminations of people and animals playing musical instruments and dancing. Many of these images, however, functioned as sophisticated symbols that conveyed a complex understanding of man’s relationship with the order of the universe. Musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil. This exhibition, composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, will explore music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages.

The Walters Art Museum     28.06.2014 - 12.10.2014

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U.S.A. - BELLEVUE-WASHINGTON - Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation - 03.07.2014-12.10.2014


Sol LeWittColor Bands (from Wadsworth Portfolio), edition of 75, 2000Linocut. 29 X 29 in.

This exhibition traces printmaking's rise to prominence in postwar American art through works by renowned artists such as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol. Informed by the central question "why printmaking?", it reveals the diverse ways artists have adopted, embraced, and transformed this versatile medium. Under Pressure considers major currents in contemporary art, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Photorealism, and Minimalism, as well as recent technological advancements that have reinvigorated the print's role in art production.

Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation is organized by the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE and curated by Karin Campbell. The local presentation of this exhibition is curated by Stefano Catalani.

Bellevue Arts Museum     03.07.2014 - 12.10.2014

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U.S.A. - BENTONVILLE-ARKANSAS - Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections - 01.02.2014-02.03.2015


Clay is one of humanity’s oldest building materials. A ball of humble clay, fashioned by human hands and hardened by fire, can be transformed into something as workaday as a terra cotta flower pot or as exalted as a bone china cup made of porcelain so thin as to be translucent. Today’s clay artists are constantly innovating with new techniques and expressions, but the process of crafting vessels of clay remains essentially unchanged over millennia.

Born of Fire is a year-long exhibition that explores some of the many incarnations of ceramic fabrication: from traditional Native American vessels to highly decorated 17th-century Japanese porcelain meant for European trade, to delicate, stylized contemporary works that explore the limits of the medium.  The works are on loan from three institutions in our region:  the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock; the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO; and the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Born of Fire will be on display in Crystal Bridges’ Great Hall Corridor through March 2, 2015; there is no cost to view this exhibition.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American    01.02.2014 - 02.03.2015

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