2155 - U.S.A. - LOS ANGELES-CALIFORNIA - A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 - 16.06.2015-06.09.2015


Events of the Year 1713 (detail), Dumesnil, 1714. Lent by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie. Photo credit: BnF

Under the longest reigning king in French history, Paris became the most important print producer in Europe, a position it maintained until the end of the 19th century. This extraordinary development was fueled by official policies that aimed to elevate the entire spectrum of the fine and decorative arts. Prints were at once a means of communication, a propaganda tool, and an art form in ever-increasing demand. Printmakers and print publishers produced hundreds of thousands of works on paper in a century that was as hungry for imagery as ours is today.

Propaganda was an essential characteristic of print production. But propaganda refers to more than images of the king’s likeness, victories, virtues, and royal festivals, which were most effectively disseminated through etchings and engravings. It also refers to a broader strategy promoted by the king himself: France would be a model for the rest of Europe. With the help of prints, allies and enemies alike would bear witness to the unmatched refinement of French technical skill, aesthetics, and taste. On the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV, this exhibition demonstrates the significance of an art that attained unparalleled sophistication and influence.

This exhibition was organized by the Getty Research Institute in special collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Getty Research Institute  - A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 - 16.06.2015 - 06.09.2015

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2154 - U.S.A - LONG BEACH-CALIFORNIA. - Korda - 06.06.2015-06.09.2015


Cuban photographer Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Korda (1928–2001), is remembered for his iconic photograph Guerrillero Heroico / Heroic Guerrilla Fighter. The 1960 portrait of Marxist Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara is now one of the most widely reproduced images in the world. Korda: Revolutionary Photographer presents this iconic image of protest and revolution in the context of Korda’s other Cuban Revolution-era photographs from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The exhibition is comprised of nineteen vintage photographs from the collection of Dr. Steve Pieczenik and Dr. Roberta Rovner Pieczenik.

MOLAA - Korda - 06.06.2015-06.09.2015

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2153 - U.S.A. - LAFAYETTE-INDIANA - Foundations and forward : works from the permanent collection - 08.05.2015-18.10.2015


Frederick Grant’s The Red Parasol

Strong foundations are essential for the future.  In 1909, the founders of the Art Museum established the Lafayette Art Association, which laid the groundwork for amassing a remarkable Permanent Collection for the next 100 years and beyond.  The works in this exhibition feature numerous ‘foundation’ pieces beginning with the first acquisition, The Cruise of the Elida,  by F. Luis Mora.  Over time works of varying subject matter and medium have been acquired.  However, the caliber of work is the paramount concern.  Magnificent examples of craftsmanship include Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Entrance to Kasbah, Frederick Grant’s The Red Parasol, and Thomas Hart Benton’s Planting, to name but a few. 

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette - Foundations and forward : works from ythe permanent collection - 08.05.2015-18.10.2015

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2152 - U.S.A. - KANSAS CITY-MISSOURI - American Folk Art from the Collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - 20.02.2015-01.11.2015


Calvin Balis, American, 1817/18-1863. George and Emma Eastman, 1850. Oil on canvas, 4 feet 5 7/8 inches x 5 feet 6 1/8 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 33-43.

What is folk art?

The term is broad and often difficult to define. A diverse range of objects—from bedspreads to painted portraits—has been grouped as folk art since the term was first used in the early 1900s. Folk art like that featured in this small exhibition was produced by artists and artisans creating outside of art academies.

The works on view on the second floor of the Nelson-Atkins building offer a taste of folk art through objects from the museum's permanent collection. Created by men and women of all ages, they span more than 150 years, produced from 1795 to 1953.

Since the opening of the Nelson-Atkins in 1933, its holdings have included a small collection of American folk art. Some of these works are being shown for the first time, reaffirming the museum's interest in collecting and exhibiting folk art.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - American Folk Art from the Collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - 20.02.2015-01.11.2015

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2151 - U.S.A.- KALAMAZOO-MICHIGAN - Adaptation: Transforming Books Into Art - 06.06.2015-06.09.2015


Traditional books might be threatened by the advent of the e-book, but given the medium's persistent evolution over time, it should come as no surprise that a growing number of contemporary artists are exploring the interplay between function, structure and format of books by cutting, folding, carving, drilling and gluing them into amazing sculptures and installations that honor and transcend the meaning held within the original pages. This exhibition is curated by Linda Ross and organized by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - Adaptation: Transforming Books Into Art - 06.06.2015 - 06.09.2015

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