2206 - 20161002 - U.S.A. - ASPEN - COLORADO - Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985) - 24.06.2016-02.10.2016

Alan Shields

Moving easily between the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture, artist Alan Shields (1944–2005) displayed a deep consideration of material and color through his practice. Interested in opening up a broader context in which art could be experienced, he created objects that hang freely in space and are experienced in relation to the movement of the human body. His brightly colored, layered works illustrate Shields's belief in a direct connection between art and life, revealing a multifaceted practice that merges the sculptural, the painterly, and the theatrical.

Aspen Art Musem - Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985) - 24.06.2016-02.10.2016


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2205 - 20160918 - U.S.A. - FORT WORTH - Frank Stella - A retrospective - 17.04.2016-18.09.2016


Frank Stella, Marrakech, 1964. Fluorescent alkyd on canvas. 77 x 77 x 2 7/8 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull, 1971 (1971.5). © 2016 Frank Stella/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Frank Stella is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, this exhibition features Stella’s best-known works alongside rarely seen examples drawn from collections around the world.

This exhibition is curated by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with the involvement of Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - Frank Stella - A retrospective - 17.04.2016-18.09.2016



2204 - 20160918 - U.S.A. - BALTIMORE - MARYLAND - Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling - 25.06.2016-18.09.2016


The concepts of recycling and reuse are often touted as a modern, even trendy approach to dealing with the overwhelming volume of material culture created by mankind. However, recycling was already a common practice by the medieval period. With ancient gems, written pages, scraps of metalwork, and used ivories, medieval artists were skilled at making use of older materials. This exhibition, which includes over 20 objects, explores medieval approaches to recycling through the mediums of gold, ivory, stone, glass, and parchment. Stunning and important in their own right, these works of art have unseen layers of history that can now be newly understood through modern research.

The Walters Art Museum - Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling - 25.06.2016-18.09.2016

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2203 - 20160918 - U.S.A. - BOISE - IDAHO - Burchfield Botanicals - 18.06.2016-18.09.2016


American painter and visionary artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) is best known for his passionate watercolors of nature scenes and townscapes. Between the years 1908 and 1911, when Burchfield was still a teenager, he created nearly 500 botanical sketches that show the wide variety of wildflowers and plants he found in the forests and fields around his childhood home. Using books from the local library, Burchfield identified and catalogued these plants, along with the location at which he found them. These sketches from Burchfield’s young life provide some of the earliest evidence of his artistic ambitions and are a testament to his life-long fascination with the natural world. This exhibition features Burchfield masterworks paired with his early botanical sketches.

Also included are objects from the Marchand Wildflower Collection at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Paul Marchand (1904-96), whose father trained as a sculptor with Auguste Rodin in Paris, created the Hall of Plant Life in 1936 with his brother George. Marchand is well known throughout the world for his meticulous craftsmanship. He created scientifically accurate and visually stunning casts of flowers and mushrooms as well as dioramas for the museum throughout his career.

Boise Art Museum - Burchfield Botanicals - 18.06.2016-18.09.2016