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February 07, 2012 -
December 31, 2015
The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display
From the time an object is made until the day it enters a museum's collection, it may be displayed, used, and perceived in different ways. The Life of Art takes selected objects from the Getty Museum's galleries and encourages visitors to sit down and spend time with them, offering the opportunity to examine them closely to understand how they were made and functioned, why they were collected, and how they have been displayed.

The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
January 30 -
November 15, 2014
From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One
The New York Society Library is proud to present From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One. It marks the one hundredth anniversary of the first major war of the twentieth century, a war that left millions dead and ravaged the landscape of the Western and Eastern Fronts. Here at the Library, our collection evokes this unforgettable legacy in the writings and literature that came from the trenches and bloodstained battlefields.

In 1914 when the guns of August shattered an uneasy peace, the war seemed at a comfortable distance from American shores, but Head Librarian Frank Bigelow saw the importance of books on the war meant to end all wars. The diverse volumes that Bigelow purchased in the years before, during and immediately following the Great War have laid the groundwork for our deep and varied collection, which has been enhanced since with later generations' perspectives.

This new and unique exhibition will include books from our special collections and open stacks, such as early editions of the legendary poets Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, and Siegfried Sassoon, and lesser-known accounts by Allied and German soldiers, ambulance drivers, stretcher bearers, nurses, priests, reporters, and artists. Also on display will be drawings by Muirhead Bone, an English artist who captured scenes of the towns and battlefields of France.

A softcover catalog accompanies the exhibition. It features contributions from authors Caroline Alexander (The War That Killed Achilles) and Adam Kirsch (Why Trilling Matters) about the war itself and its major writers.

A hundred years on, time has not dulled the urgency of these voices. We hope that From the Western Front and Beyond will remind us all of the literature that endured once the guns went silent.

Both members and nonmembers are welcome to visit the exhibition any time the Library is open.

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am - 5pm
Tue & Thu 9am - 7pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 10 -
October 17, 2014
That’s So Gay: Outing Early America
Gay History in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia

The exhibition That’s So Gay: Outing Early America will show that – like African Americana and women’s history – the abundance of resources documenting homosexuality at the Library Company merely needs to be revealed. To paraphrase the late gay activist Harry Hay (1912-2002), history knows more about gay people than it knows it knows.

How can we know whether someone was gay? There are many answers to that question, but ultimately we cannot know whether a person who lived in the past would be called lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender today.

That does not mean, however, that we cannot study gay history. Individuals participated in same-sex relationships, wrote poems and novels celebrating such relationships, deviated from gender norms, and suffered for such deviance in ways that are well-documented in the historical record. Gayness can also be considered a shared cultural experience based on an intrinsically gay outlook on the world.

Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 01, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Downton Abbey
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century.

In addition, Winterthur will host a wide range of lectures, workshops, and exciting events for adults and families focusing on entertaining and country house life in Britain and the United States.

A co-production of Carnival Films and Masterpiece, Downton Abbey depicts life in an aristocratic household of the fictional Earl and Countess of Grantham and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed period dramas ever produced. It has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmys including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. It was the most watched television series in both the UK and the U.S. and became the most successful British costume drama series since the 1981 television serial Brideshead Revisited. By the third series, it had become one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The Guinness World Records recognized Downton Abbey as the most critically acclaimed English-language television series of 2011.

The costumes will be lent by Cosprop, the world’s leading costumier to film, television, and theater. Winterthur’s most popular exhibition, Fashion in Film, which attracted more than 42,000 people over its three-month run, also featured costumes by Cosprop.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 22 -
November 02, 2014
New World, Old Maps
New World, Old Maps is a rotating display of the acclaimed historic map collection formed by Dallas Pratt, co-founder of the American Museum in Britain, Bath, and celebrates the new publication Mapping the New World – Renaissance Maps from the American Museum in Britain. Illustrating the changing shape of the Americas as Renaissance cartographers (working from ancient and medieval sources) learned more of the New World, this is the third in a series of extensively illustrated catalogues produced by Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers to showcase the core collections of the American Museum in Britain.

The ‘New World’ was constantly changing shape on maps made from the 15th to 17th centuries as European cartographers learned more from the navigators, who had ventured forth across the Atlantic in search of treasure – notably pearls, gold, and spices.

Tue - Sun 12 noon - 5pm
Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays

American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor
Bath, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 24, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
A signature can be as routine as a mark on a form or as extraordinary as a stroke of the pen that changes the course of history. For example, the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence simultaneously committed the brave act of treason against King George III and created a new nation.

Well-known signatures are found throughout the records of the National Archives. Equally important are the multitude of marks by people unknown to history. The documents signed by these individuals represent fascinating stories to be discovered.

“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” features original signatures from our nationwide holdings. From developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law, they illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.

10:00am - 5:30pm

Free admission

National Archives Museum
Constitution Avenue NW (between 7th & 9th Street)
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 26 -
November 02, 2014
Sendak in the '60s
midst the turbulence of 1960s America a quiet revolution took place where few expected it: the world of children’s books. Maurice Sendak was part of a vanguard of writers and illustrators transforming the American picture book and revolutionizing children’s culture in the ‘60s. He illustrated more than 30 books throughout the decade, including the character-driven The Sign on Rosie’s Door(1960), the painterly Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962), and the controversial In the Night Kitchen (1970), as well as the beloved Nutshell Library (1962) and his most celebrated bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are (1963).

We may take these books for granted now but each was experimental in its day, breaking picture book conventions and defying expectations. In between the boldly colorful Wild Things and Night Kitchen, Sendak went through a “black-and-white” period, ignoring color altogether and producing some of his most haunting and nuanced drawings. This period coincided with immense personal losses, including the death of his mother and his beloved dog, as well as his father’s cancer and his own recuperation from a heart attack that nearly killed him. This exhibition is the first to explore how Sendak’s art reflected both social and personal turmoil throughout the decade.

MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday — Noon - 5pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8pm
Thursday — Noon - 8pm
Friday — Noon - 5pm
Saturday — Noon - 6pm
Sunday — Noon - 6pm

Closed Mondays and National Holidays.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 16 -
October 03, 2014
A Collection's Progress: The Lewis Walpole Library, 2000-2014
This new exhibition presents materials selected from the Library's collecting successes of the last fourteen years.

When Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis left his library to Yale in 1979 Lewis thought of his gift not as a finished monument but as a living thing that required growth and change lest it become, in his words, “static and moldy.” The exhibition presents materials selected from the LWL’s collecting successes of the last fourteen years. Together the objects on display argue forcefully for the Library’s conquest of stasis and mold, and each speaks eloquently of another time, its politics and conflicts, its arts, fashions, and pastimes.

Lewis Walpole Library
Yale University
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT
Exhibit New England
April 17 -
November 02, 2014
Sendak in the '60s
Amidst the turbulence of 1960s America a quiet revolution took place where few expected it: the world of children’s books. Maurice Sendak was part of a vanguard of writers and illustrators transforming the American picture book and revolutionizing children’s culture in the ‘60s. He illustrated more than 30 books throughout the decade, including the character-driven The Sign on Rosie’s Door(1960), the painterly Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (1962), and the controversial In the Night Kitchen (1970), as well as the beloved Nutshell Library (1962) and his most celebrated bestseller, Where the Wild Things Are (1963).

We may take these books for granted now but each was experimental in its day, breaking picture book conventions and defying expectations. In between the boldly colorful Wild Things and Night Kitchen, Sendak went through a “black-and-white” period, ignoring color altogether and producing some of his most haunting and nuanced drawings. This period coincided with immense personal losses, including the death of his mother and his beloved dog, as well as his father’s cancer and his own recuperation from a heart attack that nearly killed him. This exhibition is the first to explore how Sendak’s art reflected both social and personal turmoil throughout the decade.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 21, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Focus on Nature XIII
Focus on Nature XIII features 91 natural and cultural history illustrations, representing the work of 71 illustrators from 15 different countries. The subjects represented are diverse, ranging from those only found in the artists’ home country to those that have a worldwide distribution. A special feature of FON XIII is a 3D illustration by Swiss artist Livia Maria Enderli of Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis). This reconstruction of a skull from an archaeological site in Uzbekistan in central Asia found in 1938 uses the latest technology available to artists and scientists.

Since its inception in 1990, the exhibit series Focus on Nature has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural history illustrators. It promotes awareness of a type of art that, although widely used in scientific publications, is not often seen by the general public.

Tue - Sun, 9:30am - 5pm
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Free admission.
Donations are accepted at the door.

The Carousel is free. Donations are accepted.

Photography Gallery
New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 28 -
December 05, 2014
Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy (in 3 Parts)
"Body of Knowledge" explores the act of anatomizing not as a process of mapping a finite arrangement of bodily structures, but as a complex social and cultural activity. By means of a diachronic perspective, the exhibit narrative cuts through the multiplicity of anatomical practices, presenting three important moments in the history of anatomy: sixteenth century dissections and anatomical drawings, nineteenth century anatomical practices, and contemporary use of both cadavers and digital technology for anatomic education. "Body of Knowledge" hopes to capture the complexity of the many people, places, and meanings involved in human dissection.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Harvard Museum of Science & Culture
Science Center 371
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
May 20 -
November 30, 2014
Amherst
Harriet the Spy Turns Fifty

Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy turns fifty in 2014. To celebrate this golden anniversary, The Carle is organizing an exhibition of original drawings from the book. Initially, Harriet & Co. will return to New York City, premiering at The Forbes Galleries from March 7 to May 3, 2014. Subsequently, these drawings will be joined by those from the sequel, The Long Secret, and be on view from May 20 until November 30, 2014. Random House is publishing a 50th-anniversary commemorative edition with appreciations from, among others, Judy Blume and Lois Lowry.

Support for Harriet The Spy Turns Fifty has been generously provided by Random House Children’s Books

Central Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
June 20, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch at the Morgan
American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) will unveil a new, site-specific, large-scale installation at the Morgan inspired by its great collection of medieval Books of Hours—beautiful, hand-painted works that served as personal prayer books for different times of the day and different periods of the year. Taking advantage of the Morgan's four-story, glass-enclosed Gilbert Court, Finch will apply films of color to the windows and hang additional glass panes in the center of the Court to create a kind of calendar based on the movement of the sun.

Finch plans to cover or hang the panes of glass in groupings by month with each having a palette that corresponds to the time of the year. For example, November would be "harvesting" and the colors of the month will be based on the colors of the harvest. The installation also calls for what the artist is identifying as "red-letter days." Marking secular holidays the artist considers significant—such as Sir Isaac Newton's birthday on January 4—red-colored glass would align with the sun's arc across Gilbert Court at noon on these days. The precise measurements required to create the installation at the Morgan are a hallmark of Finch's work. At the same time, his installations emphasize movement and change, capturing fleeting moments of sublime beauty.

This exhibition is made possible in part by a gift from Susanna and Livio Borghese, in honor of Parker Gilbert and in appreciation of his many contributions to the Morgan Library & Museum, with additional generous support from Mickey Cartin; the Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Fund for Exhibitions; James Cohan Gallery; Christopher Scholz and Inés Elskop; Nancy Schwartz; and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago.

HOURS:
Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30am - 5pm
Friday: 10:30am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

ADMISSION:
$18 Adults
$12 Children (13–16)
$12 Seniors (65 and over)
$12 Students (with current ID)
Free to members and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission is free on Fridays from 7pm - 9pm
Admission to the McKim rooms only is without charge during the following times: Tuesday, 3pm - 5pm; Friday, 7pm - 9pm, Sunday, 4pm - 6pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 23 -
October 31, 2014
Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour
A major part of the Library's contribution to the First World War Centenary, Enduring War examines how people coped with life during the war: from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair.

Through posters, poetry, books and pamphlets from the period, the exhibition considers attempts to boost morale at home and in the field, as well as presenting individual responses to the conflict, such as letters from Indian soldiers on the Western Front, schoolboys' descriptions of Zeppelin raids over London and examples of the black humour expressed in trench journals.

The exhibition also showcases the Library's work for Europeana 1914-1918, a major pan-European project to digitise more than 400,000 items from World War One through an audiovisual art installation.

A series of public events, artistic performances and discussions accompany the exhibition, as well as a programme for schools and teachers.

Admission free

Folio Society Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
June 23, 2014 -
March 15, 2015
Warhol On Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+
Andy Warhol envisioned the record cover as a means to popularize his name as an artist and, once he reached iconic status in the 1960s, used it to directly impact popular culture. Designed to be collected by the masses, the records—numbering more than fifty— reinforce his maxim “repetition adds up to reputation.” While only a fortunate few own a Warhol painting, millions own his design for Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers.

The exhibition is drawn from the Cranbrook Art Museum’s preeminent collection of record covers by Andy Warhol, a recent gift by Frank M. Edwards and Ann M. Williams, and premieres three recently discovered covers that have never before been exhibited, including a cover recently discovered last year. Cranbrook has also been loaned a copy of the one-of-a-kind "Night Beat" album cover, making this the most comprehensive exhibition of authenticated record covers to date. The album covers range from the extremely rare to the widely recognizable; together they offer a unique lens to survey the artist’s career from a young graphic designer to a cultural phenomenon. At the same time, the exhibition documents the history of the mass-produced vinyl record and the zeitgeist of these eras through the inclusion of music, video and artworks from the Art Museum’s extensive Andy Warhol collection. Listening booths in the gallery will allow viewers to play select albums, thereby producing an experience between the cover art and the music—rock, classical, opera, jazz, soul, experimental—the way Warhol intended. The exhibition also includes album covers by other musicians that have controversially appropriated Warhol’s imagery and testify to his influence on subsequent generations.

Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Exhibit Midwest
June 24 -
October 31, 2014
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America
Once an amazing diversity of birds—some in breathtaking abundance—inhabited the vast forests and plains of North America. But starting around 1600, species began to disappear, as humans altered habitats, over-hunted, and introduced predators.

A notable extinction occurred 100 years ago, with the death of Martha the Passenger Pigeon, the last member of a species that once filled America’s skies.

The story of the last Passenger Pigeon and the disappearance of the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen reveal the fragile connections between species and their environment. Illustrations come from the Biodiversity Heritage Library, a global project that is changing the way research is done by digitizing and freely sharing biodiversity publications with scientists and other users around the world.

"The Lost Bird Project" at the Smithsonian
Smithsonian Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits Showcase Extinct Birds

The Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens present “The Lost Bird Project,” an exhibit by artist Todd McGrain, March 27 through March 15, 2015. This project recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing North American birds that have been driven to extinction. It will feature large-scale bronze sculptures of the Carolina Parakeet, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen and the Passenger Pigeon.

Ground Floor
National Museum of Natural History
1000 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 28 -
November 02, 2014
Simms Taback: Art by Design
To celebrate the gift of a significant part of Simms Taback’s archive, the museum is mounting an exhibition, Simms Taback: Art by Design. It will be on view from June 27 until October 19, 2014. The exhibition will survey Simms’s eight major books, including his Caldecott Medal Book, Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, and his Honor Book, I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Taback's irrepressible humor shines through in his colorful, beautifully crafted compositions, and important messages abound. This show is the second in an ongoing series highlighting the permanent collection and it will be accompanied by a sixteen-page illustrated brochure with an essay by Chief Curator, Nick Clark.

Support for Simms Taback: Art by Design has been generously provided by Penguin Young Readers Group

East Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
July 01 -
October 26, 2014
Heralds and Heraldry in Shakespeare's England
Discover the colorful world of heralds and their rivals, all competing to profit from the craze for coats of arms that seized England under Elizabeth I. Books explaining heraldry's complex rules, manuscripts illustrating actual coats of arms, and documents from professional heralds attempting to regulate heraldic practice show an ambitious world eager to display success and status.

Folger Great Hall
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 04 -
October 13, 2014
Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks.

In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

Tue - Thu, & Sat 10am - 6pm
Fri - 10am - 8pm
Sun - 11am - 5pm
Mon - CLOSED

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 04 -
October 13, 2014
Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks.

In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition will also feature Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

Related Programs:
Madeline's Tea Party: Wednesdays 3pm – 5pm
July 16
August 13
September 10
October 8

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 07 -
November 13, 2014
What Did Renaissance Printmakers Make of Antiquity?
Around 1500 Italian artists became so competitive that they even tried to surpass famous artists from ancient times. The Renaissance, a modern name for this period encompassing the 15th to late 16th centuries throughout Europe, refers to the rebirth of Classical forms of learning and artistic expression. Artists active during this time, especially in Rome, witnessed first-hand the rediscovery of ancient sculptures such as the colossal Hellenistic (c. 323–31 B.C.) marble Laöcoon group, which Michelangelo himself inspected soon after it was unearthed in 1506. Printed reproductions circulated soon thereafter, including two in this gallery rotation, one of which is a lively woodcut lampooning the study of antiquity by recasting the writhing, heroic figures as hairy apes.

The Renaissance artist was frequently praised as the "new Apelles," who had once been painter to Alexander the Great. An extended historical description survives of one of Apelles's paintings about a false judgment made on an innocent man. The cast from that lost composition populates several different prints in this rotation and inspired many paintings as well.

In the case of ancient paintings and sculptures, pictures for the Renaissance artist were indeed worth more than a thousand words, for they were worth recreating. These attempts to understand ancient sculpture and recreate lost paintings underscore the Renaissance artist's deep investment in the past.

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00
General admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 - 8pm.
An additional fee for special exhibitions may be applied.

Gallery 205A
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
July 07 -
October 12, 2014
What May Come: The Taller de Gráfica Popular and the Mexican Political Print
The most influential and enduring progressive printmaking collective of its time, the Taller de Gráfica Popular (the Popular Graphic Art Workshop) or TGP, created some of the most memorable images in mid-century printmaking. This Mexico City–based workshop took up the legacy of the famous Mexican broadside illustrator José Guadalupe Posada, creating prints, posters, and illustrated publications that were popular, affordable, legible, politically topical, and, above all, formally compelling. This exhibition includes over 100 works from the Art Institute’s rich holdings—one of the most significant TGP collections in the United States—demonstrating why this collective boasted such international influence and inspired the establishment of print collectives around the world.

Founded in 1937 by Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and American-born Pablo O’Higgins, the TGP emerged and evolved in the crucible of antifascist and leftist politics in Mexico in the period surrounding World War II. This milieu shaped not only the workshop’s dedication to a collective printmaking model but also its production aimed at both “the people” and discerning collectors, a strategy necessitated by the era’s quickly changing political tides. The collective created works for groups spanning the leftist and progressive political spectrum, including the government of Lázaro Cárdenas and his successors, the Mexican Communist Party, major trade unions, and antifascist organizations.

During the TGP’s heyday, from its founding until the 1950s, the workshop produced thousands of prints, primarily linocuts and lithographs, for everything from ephemeral handbills and newspapers to political and advertising posters to luxe portfolios and printed books. Favoring an expressive, realist visual language, its work addressed a wide range of socially engaged themes, including Mexican history and culture, political satires both local and international (including calavera broadsides), rural and urban scenes of daily life, and agitprop prints. The members of the workshop, a core of about 40 during its height, produced both individual and collective works and welcomed numbers of foreign members and guest artists—from Elizabeth Catlett to Josef Albers—to use the workshop in order to collaborate on prints and create individual pieces.

Showcasing the TGP’s prolific and varied output, What May Come is organized into thematic sections such as Chicago connections to the TGP, antifascism, national history, daily life, caricature, and popular visual traditions. A Spanish-English catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which also features bilingual labeling.

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00
General admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 - 8pm.
An additional fee for special exhibitions may be applied.

Galleries 124–127
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
July 07 -
October 12, 2014
Saul Steinberg: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of His Birth
Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) had one of the most remarkable and varied careers in postwar American art. He is as equally renowned for the covers and drawings that appeared in The New Yorker for nearly six decades as for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures that earned him over 80 solo exhibitions across the world throughout his lifetime. While he was committed to the act of drawing in an era dominated by large-scale painting and sculpture, he explored any visual idiom that met his immediate needs, constantly crossing boundaries into uncharted artistic territory and freely conflating high and low art. As a result Steinberg’s art resists classification, as he himself knew: “I don’t quite belong to the art, cartoon, or magazine world, so the art world doesn’t quite know where to place me.” He nevertheless crafted a rich and ever-evolving oeuvre that found full expression through his various parallel careers and is famed internationally for giving graphic definition to the postwar age.

The Art Institute is thrilled to announce a remarkable gift from the Saul Steinberg Foundation of 54 works on paper, including five masks, by this amazingly versatile artist. In celebration of this significant addition to the collection and in honor of Steinberg’s 100th birthday, this focused installation presents five works from the recent gift—each capturing a distinct style and working method from Steinberg’s long and varied career—alongside three works already in the museum’s collection. The earliest work in the installation is the 1952 collage Downtown Building, which transforms two 19th-century engravings—of an organ and a display cabinet—into a building through the addition of inked doorways and an urban streetscape, while the latest work is the 1989 drawing Las Vegas (which became a 1992 New Yorker cover), a satirical take on the United States’ national icons with a skeleton-faced cowboy, a soldier in camouflage, Abraham Lincoln, Lady Liberty, a Klansman, and Mickey Mouse—all posing as sphinxes along the Las Vegas highway. As wide-ranging stylistically as they are chronologically, the works in this selection demonstrate the rich visual imagination, boundless wit, and keen cultural critique of Steinberg’s art, offering a brief but rich overview of this uncategorizable artist.

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00
General admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 - 8pm.
An additional fee for special exhibitions may be applied.

Gallery 124A
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
July 07 -
October 26, 2014
Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
From quick sketches to watercolors, works by artists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, and Eugène Delacroix are brought together in the DMA-organized exhibition Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne. Drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, the exhibition features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.

Monday: Closed
Tue 11am – 5pm
Wed 11am – 5pm
Thu 11am – 9pm
Fri* 11am – 5pm
Sat 11am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

*Late Night Fridays (third Friday of the month, excluding December), the Museum is open until midnight

Special exhibition admission is $8
DMA Partners: FREE
Children 11 and under: FREE

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
July 09, 2014 -
January 18, 2015
Bescribbled, Nibbled, and Dog-Eared: Early American Children’s Books
“It is quite normal for a bouncing bibliophile of twelve months to teethe on the hard board corners of, for instance, a copy of Cinderella,” wrote Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach (1876—1952). As one of the first serious collectors of American children’s books, Rosenbach knew that pristine survivals of such books were rare and prized. But they were also fascinating windows into American history, education, and literature. Taking up a collection begun by his uncle, Moses Polock, Dr. Rosenbach bought and sold these tiny books dating from 1682 to 1836, making an historic donation of 816 children’s books to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1947 and assisting other collectors in refining their own holdings. This exhibition explores the history of these early children’s books from the religious tracts of Puritan printers to the adventure novels of the 19th century, while introducing visitors to Dr. Rosenbach’s passion for these dog-eared gems.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 10 -
October 26, 2014
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. This extensive exhibition of portraits and rare archival material will explore her life and achievements as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure.

Curated by biographer and art historian Frances Spalding, the exhibition includes distinctive portraits of Woolf by her Bloomsbury Group contemporaries Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and photographs by Beresford and Man Ray, as well as intimate images recording her time spent with friends and family. Woolf’s early life and literary achievements, alongside lesser known aspects of her time in London and political views, are brought into focus through in-depth research and a remarkable array of personal objects including letters, diaries and books.

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Closure commences at 17.50

Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00
Closure commences at 20.50

Last admission to the exhibition is 1 hour before the Gallery closes.

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
July 11, 2014 -
February 01, 2015
Chester Beatty’s A to Z: from Amulet to Zodiac
A is for Amulet, B is for Beatty, C is for Calligraphy . . ., Chester Beatty’s A to Z will take you on a journey through a selection of highlights, showcasing the breadth and quality of this wonderful collection.

This curators’ choice show is a visual treat with universal appeal. Featuring works that are seldom on display, the exhibition presents an opportunity to explore the threads that link cultures across the Western, Islamic and East Asian worlds.

A is for Amulet and the exhibition displays exquisite examples of these seventeenth- to nineteenth- century protective charms from the Christian, Hebrew, Islamic and Hindu faiths.

E is for Embroidery and the objects on view include European sixteenth- to eighteenth-century covers for almanacs and devotional works, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century embroidered badges worn to indicate status in the Chinese imperial court.

T is for Travel and among the early printed travel books is a rare 1576 guide to the ‘most famous islands of the world’ with a chapter devoted to Ireland.

B is for Beatty and M is for Mining, and rarely seen material from the Library’s Archives offer a glimpse into Chester Beatty’s family and professional life.

Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle
Dublin, IRELAND
Exhibit International
July 23 -
December 14, 2014
Caricature, Fashion and Fantasy
This group of prints and drawings, chiefly from the 16th to 18th centuries, encompasses a broad span of social comment from caricatures to documentary realism. Various levels of society are represented: carousing peasants, ladies of fashion, celebrities or anonymous adolescents. Some examples are complex, offering thinly veiled criticism of religious or secular institutions, while others represent the animal world, both real and imaginary. Some works are by little known artists, others by more famous names, like Tiepolo for example, who did caricatures in "off duty" moments. Many combine keen observation with fantasy and humor in a way that transforms the everyday into the exotic.

Wed, 10 am—5 pm
Thurs/Fri, 10 am—9 pm
Sat/Sun, 10 am—5 pm

Free admission

Nelson-Atkins Building, P13
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
July 25, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
Across the Indian Country: Photographs by Alexander Gardner, 1867-68
By the 1860s, the Plains Indians found themselves sandwiched in the middle of the country with white advancement on both sides. Rail lines cut directly through their hunting grounds–scattering the game necessary for survival. This exhibition highlights two rare bodies of work created by Alexander Gardner at this pivotal time: Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad in 1867-68 and Scenes in the Indian Country in 1868.

The Across the Continent series was photographed first on the existing railroad line across Kansas (resulting in some of the earliest images of that state) and then along the proposed route to the Pacific Ocean. Gardner's photographs stress the benefits of railroad construction–once railroads were built, towns would follow–and suggest the possibility of successful Indian and settler coexistence.

In 1868, in an attempt to end conflict, an unprecedented gathering of tribal leaders from the Northern Plains assembled at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. For his Scenes in the Indian Country series, Gardner photographed the treaty negotiations between the government-led Indian Peace Commission and the tribes who agreed to give up land and move to reservations.

Wed, 10 am—5 pm
Thurs/Fri, 10 am—9 pm
Sat/Sun, 10 am—5 pm

Free admission

Bloch Building, Gallery L11
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
July 26, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of belle époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts. This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

Organized thematically, the exhibition explores five subjects that together create a portrait of Lautrec’s Paris. A section devoted to café-concerts and dance halls examines the rise of nightlife culture in France through the depiction of famous venues, including the celebrated Moulin Rouge. Another focuses on the actresses, singers, dancers, and performers who sparked the artist’s imagination and served as his muses, including Yvette Guilbert, acclaimed dancer Loie Fuller, and close friend Jane Avril. Lautrec’s sympathetic images of women are evident in a group of works that includes his landmark Elles portfolio, depicting prostitutes during nonworking hours, in quiet moments of introspection. Lautrec’s role in Paris’s artistic community is explored in a section devoted to his creative circle, highlighting designs for song sheets for the popular music that flooded Paris’s café-concerts, programs for the avant-garde theatrical productions that he attended, and his contributions to magazines and intellectual reviews. A final section looks at the pleasures of the capital, from horse racing at Longchamp and promenading on the Bois de Boulogne, to the new fad for ice skating and the enduring appeal of Paris’s culture of gastronomy.

The accompanying publication highlights the Museum’s collection of prints and posters by Lautrec, with an introductory essay on the artist and five illustrated thematic sections that explore belle époque Paris as seen through Lautrec’s eyes, by Sarah Suzuki.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 28 -
November 10, 2014
Printmakers of World War I
This VMFA exhibition marks the centenary of the commencement of World War I on July 28, 1914. The story of the so-called Great War is told through approximately 25 prints by renowned British and American artists such as Muirhead Bone, Kerr Eby, Childe Hassam, James McBey, and Claude Shepperson. The works depict scenes of combat in France and the Near East, life on the home front in the United States and England, and the war’s aftermath and its commemoration. All of the prints come from the Frank Raysor collection, a promised gift to the museum.

Free admission

Works on Paper Focus Gallery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Blvd.
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
July 29, 2014 -
February 15, 2015
Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind
World War I. The Great War. The War to End All Wars. The conflict that enveloped the globe from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, backlit an intense home-front struggle as Americans debated their individual and collective relationship to the conflict. Should the United States be involved in the war? If so, then to what extent and in what capacity?

The vigorous—and, at times, vicious—public debate over these questions was facilitated by an unprecedented array of media and performance outlets, including such recent inventions as recorded sound and motion pictures. Throughout the period, government at all levels, in addition to private organizations and individual citizens, used these communication tools in an increasingly sophisticated manner, all in an effort to win the hearts and minds of the nation. Truly, never before in the country’s history had Americans been so widely, and energetically, courted. And never in its history had the concept of Americanism—of what it means to be an American—been so hotly contested.

Drawing from collections across The New York Public Library, Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind explores the manner in which public relations, propaganda, and mass media in its many forms were used to shape and control public opinion about the war while also noting social and political issues that continue to resonate, such as freedom of speech and the press, xenophobia, and domestic espionage.

Mon, Thu, Fri, & Sat 10am - 6pm
Tue & Wed 10am - 8pm
Sun CLOSED

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 29 -
November 14, 2014
The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová
Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová (1894–1980) was a Czech graphic artist whose 1929 novel Z mého dětství (From My Childhood) is widely acknowledged to be the first wordless novel created by a woman. Bochořáková-Dittrichová’s appealing and warm woodcut style was influenced by pioneering Belgian graphic artist Frans Masereel. This exhibition showcases five of her published novels as well as her unpublished book Malířka Na Cestách (The Artist on her Journey), which contains 52 original woodcuts about a young woman artist studying abroad, mirroring Bochořáková-Dittrichová’s own life at the beginning of her career.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 05 -
November 03, 2014
Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War
Posters from World War I spotlight the use of graphic arts as propaganda

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the “Great War” that involved all the world’s major economic powers and claimed the lives of some 9 million combatants. To commemorate the anniversary, The Huntington presents a new exhibition that examines how World War I was waged not just by soldiers on the battlefield, but by citizens on the homefront through an innovative use of graphic arts that worked to stir patriotism and service through the war years that spanned 1914–18.

Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collection of prints and ephemera, “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War” features approximately 50 colorful vintage posters designed to mobilize citizens into action for the collective effort to win the war.

“When World War I began, posters were already a powerful advertising tool and a successful medium of artistic expression,” said David Mihaly, the Jay T. Last Curator of Graphic Arts and Social History at The Huntington and curator of the exhibition. “They were able to be printed quickly and inexpensively, making posters the ideal choice for spreading wartime propaganda.”

The exhibition features the work of American artists such as James Montgomery Flagg (who created the iconic image of Uncle Sam announcing “I Want YOU for U.S. Army”), Charles Buckles Falls, and Edward Penfield, and their European counterparts including Francisque Poulbot, Alfred Roller, Mario Porgoni.

“These works are so stunning, powerful, and engaging, that it’s really no surprise they aroused quick and committed responses in their day,” said Mihaly, “and still elicit reactions today.”

Library, West Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
August 05, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections
Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
August 09 -
November 02, 2014
READ MY PINS: THE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT COLLECTION
Featuring a collection of more than 200 symbolic and historically significant pins, this exhibit explores how Secretary of State Madeleine Albright used jewelry as a diplomatic, political and social tool.

In 1997, Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. While serving under President Bill Clinton, first as U.S ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State, Albright became known for wearing brooches that purposefully conveyed her views about the situation at hand. "I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal" Secretary Albright has said. "While President George H.W. Bush had been known for saying 'Read my lips,' I began urging colleagues and reporters to 'Read my pins.'"

Sparkling with Albright's wit and energy -- the collection is notable for its historic significance as well as the expressive power of jewelry and its ability to communicate through a style and language of its own. The collection is distinctive and democratic --sometimes demure and understated, sometimes outlandish and outspoken -- spanning more than a century of jewelry design and including fascinating pieces from across the globe. The works on view are chosen for their symbolic value, and while some are fine antiques, many are costume jewelry. Together the pieces in this expressive collection explore the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own.

Over the years, Secretary Albright's pins became a part of her public persona, and they chart the course of an extraordinary journey, carving out a visual path through international and cultural diplomacy. A highlight of the exhibition will be the brooch that began Secretary Albright's unusual use of pins as a tool in her diplomatic arsenal. After Saddam Hussein's government-controlled press referred to her as a serpent in 1994, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Albright wore a golden snake brooch pinned to her suit for her next meeting on Iraq. READ MY PINS features the famous snake brooch among many other pins with similar stories -- some associated with important world events, others gifts from international leaders or valued friends.

The exhibition also showcases a group of Americana, which is at the center of the Madeleine Albright collection. One of her most original pieces is a pin made specifically for her. The silver brooch shows the head of Lady Liberty with two watch faces for eyes, one of which is upside down -- allowing both her and her visitor to see when it is time for an appointment to end. As demonstrated in this clever work, READ MY PINS explores Albright's ongoing impact on the field of jewelry design and collecting.

Regular Hours and Admission Apply

William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 12 -
November 11, 2014
From the Alps to the Ocean: Maps of the Western Front at the Harvard Map Collection
World War One is often described as the first truly modern war, a war where advances in technology had outpaced the tactical thinking of the day. The massive changes that occurred in the field of military technology were mirrored in the field of map mapmaking. New technologies led to new cartographic methods and techniques and to an increased reliance on maps. On the battlefield, cartographers were churning out maps of the trenches almost daily. At home, maps were being used to rally the home front in Europe and to try to convince the United States to join the Entente powers. Immediately after the war, maps were used to help decide how to redefine Europe. At the centennial of the start of the war, this exhibit explores the roles of maps and mapping on the battlefield and at home.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

Map Gallery Hall
Pusey Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 12 -
December 31, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt – "How I Love Sagamore Hill" by Xiomáro
Harvard University's Houghton Library opens the New Year with selections from this photographic series. The New York artist was commissioned by the National Park service to photograph the interiors of the president's "Summer Whitehouse" at what is now Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.

Xiomáro's photographs show the house in a historically rare condition: the 23 room mansion, usually chock full of furnishings and mementos, was nearly vacant as part of a three-year, $7.2 million structural rehabilitation. The last significant body of interior photographs, albeit fully-furnished, is at the Library of Congress and was created in 1966 by Samuel Gottscho.

Xiomáro's exhibit is timely in that filmmaker Ken Burns, a Harvard graduate, is releasing The Roosevelts, a new PBS documentary that explores the political dynasty of TR, FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. The exhibit is also unique in that Xiomáro's photographs do not solely focus on TR, but also draw attention to his wife, children and servants to give a sense of what life was like in the household. "Even though the rooms are nearly vacant, the photographs reveal the imposing character of America's 26th president and the more intimate domestic nature of his family," explained the artist. "Some of these nuances are overwhelmed by a room's furnishings or inaccessible to visitors behind velvet rope barriers."

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

Theodore Roosevelt Gallery
Pusey Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 12 -
December 14, 2014
Harvard College Annual International Photo Contest
Photos taken by Harvard students who have studied, worked, interned, or done research abroad during the past year are on exhibit. For more information on the contest, see the photo contest page.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

Level B, 1st & 3rd floor display cases
Lamont Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 12, 2014 -
May 09, 2015
2014 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art
The Philip Hofer prize is awarded each year to a student at Harvard whose collection of books or works of art best exemplifies the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination represented by Philip Hofer, A.B. '21, L.H.D. '67, founder and first Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library and Secretary of the Fogg Art Museum. The prize, which is to encourage student interest in collecting, was established in 1987 by Melvin R. Seiden, A.B. '52, L.L.B. '55. Students competing for the prize submit an annotated list or bibliography and an essay describing the scope, contents, and goal of the collection. On exhibition are samples of this year's first prize winning collection, , A History of the 1933 Goudey Baseball Card Set: From Artwork to Copyright Registration, submitted by Benjamin Lee, Class of 2017.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

3rd floor display cases
Lamont Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 12, 2014 -
May 09, 2015
2014 Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize
Established in 1977, the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting recognizes and encourages book collecting by undergraduates at Harvard. Students competing for the annual prize submit an annotated bibliography and an essay on their collecting efforts, the influence of mentors, the experience of searching for, organizing and caring for items, and the future direction of the collection. On display are samplings of the collections of this year's prize-winning entries, along with personal commentary.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

2nd & 3rd floor display cases
Lamont Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
August 20 -
October 06, 2014
Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe
Softić’s prints, drawings, and paintings combine images of natural and man-made structures with drawings based on appropriated visual material: medical and botanical illustrations, maps and charts, manuscript illuminations, and comic art. Her work addresses concepts of cultural hybridity, chaos, and memory. Her series, Migrant Universe, created from 2007 to 2011, consists of ten large mixed media works and is a “visual poem” about identity and the worldview of the immigrant.

In regards to her work, Softić states, “The visual vocabulary of the Migrant Universe drawings suggests a displaced existence: fragmented memories, adaptation, revival, and transformation. Because I do not live and work within the comfort or boundaries of the culture in which I first learned to observe, interpret, and engage the world, I have the arguable privilege of having lived more than one life. My memory is my virtual self and, paradoxically, my most authentic self. Yet, memory is a process that involves erosions and accretions that occur with any reconstructive, interpretative, or artistic act. One reconnects with what has been broken, fragmented, or overlaid. Remembering becomes an act of reconstruction, where one works with what is there and tries to visualize what has been lost. Because each act of memorization necessarily involves interpretation, there can be no objective recollection.”

Softić is Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, University of Richmond. Her work is included in numerous collections in the United States and abroad, among them the New York Public Library, Library of Congress Print Department, and New South Wales Gallery of Art in Sydney, Australia. She participated in the 12th International Print Triennial in Cracow, Poland, and won a first prize at the 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Ino-cho Paper Museum, in Kochi, Japan in 2002. Recently, she completed print projects at Flying Horse Press, Tamarind Institute, and Anderson Ranch's Patton Printshop. Softić is also a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Visual Artist Fellowship, and Soros Foundation-Open Society Institute Exhibition Support Grant.

Free and open to the public

Harnett Museum of Art & Print Study Center
University of Richmond Museums
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
August 20, 2014 -
July 06, 2015
The Temple of Flora: Prints by Robert John Thornton and Jim Dine
Dr. Robert John Thornton published The Temple of Flora (1799-1807), a botanical book of prints depicting
flora, information, commentary, and poetry. In 1984, American pop artist Jim Dine (born 1935) used the color mezzotints as models for his folio book “The Temple of Flora” also featuring etchings and poetry. The exhibition includes prints by Dine coupled with original Temple of Flora.
Free and open to the public.

Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond Museums
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
August 20, 2014 -
January 24, 2015
American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years
In 1939, a group of dancers, choreographers, and producers associated with Russian-born Mikhail Mordkin's ballet company joined together to establish a new, innovative dance company they called Ballet Theatre. The company premiered in New York City on January 11, 1940, to great critical acclaim. Early in its organization, Ballet Theatre—renamed American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 1957—began to tour, representing the United States both domestically and internationally. The exhibition highlights ABT's vibrant seventy-five year history with objects drawn primarily from the American Ballet Theatre Collection at the Library of Congress, as well as from the Library's extensive dance and music collections.

Performing Arts Reading Room, 1st Floor, James Madison Building
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2014 -
January 16, 2015
Context: Reading the Photography of Margaret Bourke-White
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a celebrity behind, and in front of, the camera. As a photographer for Life magazine from the 1930s through the 1950s she documented unforgettable moments—African-American flood victims in Louisville, Kentucky, standing in a bread line beneath a banner that reads almost mockingly “There’s No Way Like the American Way”; just-liberated survivors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp returning the camera’s gaze under an eerily cinematic light; Mahatma Gandhi sitting cross-legged on the floor reading, spinning wheel in the foreground. Bourke-White’s photographs helped shape the way millions of Americans experienced the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the world that followed.

In front of the camera she cultivated an image of herself as fearless, undaunted in pursuit of her “shot,” and fashionable, donning fine clothes and a coquettish smile. Oscar Graubner’s famous 1934 photograph of New York City’s Chrysler building shows her perched atop an Art Deco gargoyle staring down through the lens of her view camera at the street 61 stories below. A 1937 magazine profile called her the “camera queen” and positioned a well-coiffed Bourke-White with her camera in front of an industrial train yard. In 1959, when she was battling Parkinson’s Disease (it would eventually claim her life in 1971), Life ran a photo-essay on her pursuit of a cure.

After three decades in the public eye Bourke-White began to write her memoirs in the early 1950s. When Portrait of Myself finally appeared in 1963, she had already published ten books, countless essays, and been the subject of many interviews. In fact, but for the occasional gallery exhibition, text had always surrounded Bourke-White’s photographs, from her early days as a commercial photographer capturing the streamlined grace of the Pierce Arrow automobile in a sales brochure, to her profile of Otis Steele for Fortune magazine, to her pioneering 1937 collaboration with writer (and future husband) Erskine Caldwell, You Have Seen Their Faces. This exhibition explores how text “framed” the photography of Margaret Bourke-White and, ultimately, how she sought to transcend the limits of the medium that made her famous.

Special Collections Research Center Gallery
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 20 -
November 07, 2014
"To The Inhabitants of Great Britain": The Robert R. Livingston Letters
In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) drafted a letter titled “The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain." Commissioned by the Second Continental Congress as an eleventh-hour attempt to reconcile with the mother country, it is a striking piece of testimony to the internal struggles of colonial leaders and patriots as they tried to develop a framework of reconciliation, and sheds new light on the period leading up to the Declaration of Independence and the final break with Great Britain. The letter was discovered last summer in the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York City, which served as George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War, and was recently acquired by Brian Hendelson, a noted New Jersey-based private collector. Hitherto unknown and unstudied, the manuscript will be on view at New-York Historical in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, and will remain on loan to New-York Historical for purposes of study and display for two years.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 20 -
October 26, 2014
New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule
The term “time capsule” was coined at the New York World’s Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket – possibly the oldest unopened time capsule in the world – was filled, sealed, and entrusted to the New-York Historical Society. A group of merchants, calling themselves the Lower Wall Street Business Men’s Association, launched it on May 23, 1914 as a part of the tercentenary celebrations of the New Netherland Company’s chartering in 1614 and the beginnings of Dutch North American colonialism. Ceremoniously enclosed by a former mayor, the chest was to remain sealed until 1974, the bicentennial of New York’s appeal for the colonies to form a union. Oversleeping its due date, the chest will finally be unlocked at a ceremony in October.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 22 -
December 19, 2014
As the Ink Flows: Works from the Pen of William Steig
The exhibition explores the life and career of the artist, cartoonist, and children's book author/illustrator William Steig. The exhibition highlights materials from the recent gift of over 3,000 original drawings, notebooks and scrapbooks, correspondence, books, posters, and other materials made by Jeanne Steig, his widow, to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, supplemented with loans from his family.

Pen and ink played a central role in William Steig's life, from childhood on. Interestingly, for someone who would become an important artist and gifted cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, it was writing, not drawing that was his first creative outlet. The exhibition explores this world of pen and ink, of writing and drawing, to show how intertwined these activities were for William Steig, who became an author as well as an artist. Unlike many artists, who are not great readers, Steig consumed books, and the ideas they contained. The more one considers the range of his work, the more one can see that his artistry is ultimately informed by language, that is, by ideas that can be thought and written, and then translated into images.

The exhibition will examine the trajectory of Steig's career, from his family background and youth through his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker and other publications, to his books of symbolic drawings and his later work, culminating in his children's books.

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Wedn 10am - 8pm

Goldstein Family Gallery
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, 6th Floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 22 -
November 30, 2014
A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects
Can one object define New York City? Can 101? New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts has assembled a kaleidoscopic array of possibilities in a new book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Featuring objects from the New-York Historical Society collection, this exhibition will assemble some of Roberts’s choices, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city’s history.

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
170 Central Park West
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 04 -
October 10, 2014
The Moon Reader
Created by Philadelphia artist Teresa Jaynes, The Moon Reader is modeled after 19th-century primers in the Michael Zinman Collection of Printing for the Blind at The Library Company of Philadelphia. The multimedia installation invites participants to learn to read Moon, a raised-letter writing system for the blind invented by blind educator William Moon in 1845. The Reader includes two handmade books. One set in Moon Type with embossed illustrations and a translation set in both Braille and large print. An audio recording accompanies the pair. The activity – deciphering, translating and finally comprehending – will be a serene act of discovery. The Moon Reader seeks to challenge participants’ ideas about visual culture, in ways that elicit curiosity, humor, and empathy and to expand their understandings of historical and contemporary connotations of sight.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 05 -
December 06, 2014
Water Paper Stone :: A Walk-Through Book
authored by Judy O'Shea

THE EXHIBITION:
Water Paper Stone: A Walk-Through Book by Judy O'Shea opens at San Francisco Center for the Book on September 5. The installation celebrates the experiences Judy writes about in her memoir Water Paper Stone. Art from 18 of the French and American artists who participated in the artist-in-residence Judy and her husband hosted in Plaisance, France are featured:

Judy O'Shea :: Chantal Armagnac :: Carole Beadle :: Richard Berger :: Kay Bradner :: Bernard Cauhape :: Catherine Choron-Baix :: Michel Cubilie :: Sylvie Gravellard :: Mariana Goodheart :: Francois Grand-Clement :: Charles Hobson :: Michel Hulliard :: Carolyn Miller :: Mike O'Shea :: Dan Pillers :: Jean-Michel Pret :: Inge Roberts :: Alice Wingwall

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, September 5, 2014
6:00pm to 9:00pm

THE BOOK:
Judy O'Shea recently published a memoir of her experience running an artist-in-residence program in France for 17 years. The heart of Judy and her husband Mike’s residence program was the group of artists, American and French, who came together to work at La Pilande Basse, an 18th-century watermill in the Aveyron region of southern France that Judy and Mike restored as a base for art.

THE INSTALLATION:
Judy came up with the idea to create an artists’ book version of her memoir as a full-scale exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book. The scale of the exhibition would allow the viewer to wander through an enormous book: 15-foot covers, a 20-foot spine, and pages hanging from the rafters. The primary structure of the book would be constructed with paper that Judy makes by hand at her Inverness, California studio. Judy invited 17 artists (10 American and 7 French) to contribute the “pages” for this special artists’ book. The pages are as varied as the artists, but are all originally conceived for the site, and have a special dialogue that comes from collective experiences.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE:
by Judy O'Shea
October 19, 2014
2:00pm
Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library, Main Library

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
September 06 -
October 11, 2014
Old and Curious Books form the collection of William Dailey
In an unusual departure from its program of exhibiting outsider art, the Good Luck Gallery will be reinventing itself as a bookstore and focusing on the collector as artist throughout the month of September, when personally selected works from the extensive trove of renowned book dealer William Dailey will be on display.

Throughout a lifetime spent in the service of literature, William has amassed major collections on alchemy, erotica, drugs and the occult. In 1973 he co-founded what at the time was the world’s largest collection of literature on the subject of psychoactive drugs - known as the LSD Library, it has subsequently been expanded upon and now resides at Harvard University. During the ‘70s and ‘80s, William published a series of exquisitely designed, limited edition hand-set books on his Press of the Pegacycle Lady imprint - with its charming epigraph, ‘Under the imprint of the knowing smile’ - which featured works by a wildly diverse group of authors that included Stephane Mallarme, Barry Humphries and Dory Previn, and featured collaborations with such artists as Wallace Berman and Don Bachardy.

After 30 years, William closed the doors of his highly regarded bookstore on Melrose in 2007, having published 70 catalogues of rare books and fine prints. He now operates as a private dealer and spends most of his time at a Spa in Desert Hot Springs that he won in a poker game. A passion for this new locale has inspired the accumulation of a collection of rare books and ephemera on the Southern California desert, and some of these will also be on display.

An environment conducive to the contemplation of fine literature will be created within the gallery, with books stacked, shelved and displayed under vitrines. Extended browsing is encouraged and white gloves will not be required. Books will be for sale with prices ranging from $15 to $1500. This is a rare opportunity for bibliophiles to peruse books from a celebrated and one-of-a-kind collection in a unique setting.

Reception: Saturday September 6th 7-10pm

The Good Luck Gallery
945 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 09 -
December 15, 2014
Reading English: An Exhibition Celebrating the James Marshall & Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection of English Literary and Historical Manuscripts, held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Renowned for its holdings in in English manuscripts, archives, and annotated books, the Osborn Collection has had a formative influence on early mordern British scholarship. This was the intention of the collection's founder, James Marshall Osborn, who studied English Literature at the University of Oxford before settling at Yale. The exhibition introduces the collector alongside the collection: scholar and collector of early modern British manuscripts; colleague and friend of literary critics Cleanth Brooks, William Wimsatt, Robert Penn Warren, Maynard Mack, and Wilmarth Lewis; and active particpant in Yale University's emergence as the leading center for literary criticism in 20th-century America.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
September 09 -
November 15, 2014
"The Common Law Epitomiz'd: Anthony Taussig's Law Books"
The exhibition showcases the printed books the Law Library acquired from the collection of Anthony Taussig, the greatest private collection of rare English law books and manuscripts ever assembled.

Anthony Taussig, a London barrister, built his outstanding collection of rare law books and manuscripts over a 35-year period.

The books on display include the very first printed book of English law, the first book on women's rights in English law, the first justice of the peace manual, notes from Sir William Blackstone's Oxford lectures, a trove of pamphlets on law reform, and a relic of the opening salvo in the struggle to abolish slavery. The acquisition was made possible by generous grants from Yale Law School's Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund.

Running concurrently is "Uncommon Law: A Celebration of the Taussig Collection," an exhibition at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The exhibition features Taussig's outstanding collection of legal manuscripts acquired by the Beinecke. It is on display September 5 through December 15.

Rare Book Exhibition Gallery, Level L2
Lillian Goldman Law Library
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
September 09 -
December 31, 2014
RARE LETTERPRESS SHAKESPEARE BY THE FOLIO SOCIETY
The Folio Society announced today that the only complete collection of its Letterpress Shakespeare editions outside of the United Kingdom, will be on display to the public at the Center for Fiction through the end of the year.

Since the First Folio in 1623 there have been countless editions of Shakespeare's works. The Folio Society wanted to do something unprecedented: to design an edition so pure, so simple, that the beauty of the text could be fully appreciated – an edition that would be as timeless as the text itself. The project was to occupy some of the Europe's finest book designers, typesetters, paper-makers, printers and binders for eight years.

The starting point was the text. Rather than keep text and commentary together, The Folio Society decided to put them in separate volumes. Out went the elements that clutter the page: footnotes and textual variants. All that remained was Shakespeare's words. Alongside the leather-bound primary volume is an annotated Oxford University Press edition, edited by eminent Shakespeare scholar, Stanley Wells.

“There was never any doubt about what printing process to use,” said Joe Whitlock Blundell, Production Director at The Folio Society. “For all the benefits of modern technology, letterpress is still unmatched in the visual and tactile pleasure it affords the reader. It would be slow, it would be expensive, it would be laborious, but it would give a beauty to each page, the beauty of fresh type crisply pressed into mould-made paper, which no other printing process could match.”

The Folio Society found four printing firms who had the necessary enthusiasm and expertise to produce the Letterpress Shakespeare: Hand & Eye Letterpress in London, Logan Press in Northamptonshire, Stan Lane's Stonehouse Fine Press in Gloucestershire and Offizin Haag-Drugulin in Germany – a firm that gained its reputation printing the first editions of Franz Kafka and Thomas Mann. When the printing was complete the type was melted down, never to be used again. The intricate and skilled task of casting and setting the hot metal type by hand fell to Stan Lane, a master compositor and type caster who has worked with letterpress for over 50 years.

Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th Street (between Fifth & Madison)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 09 -
November 03, 2014
Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War
In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition in the Library’s West Hall illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States. Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collection of prints and ephemera, “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War” features 50 colorful vintage posters designed to mobilize citizens into action for the collective effort to win the war.

Library, West Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
September 09, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections
Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
September 10 -
November 29, 2014
The 75th Anniversary of the start of World War II
The Museum is exhibiting three critical documents from its archives in a special exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. It is the first time these momentous documents are being exhibited in the Museum.

Exhibited For the First Time At The Museum of World War II

An original draft of the King's speech (August 25,1939), King George VI's famous live radio announcement to the British people that war was declared that day, September 3, 1939, with Germany. The King's words were a vital boost for morale at a moment of national uncertainty and fear; they were also a personal triumph for the King himself who suffered from a severe stammer. The story of this speech and the King's struggle with his stammer has become familiar to millions through the 2010 film, The King's Speech.

*A secret warning telegram (cipher) message to British forces (September 1, 1939) from the War office addressed to British troops throughout the world directing them to take defensive precautions to meet the likelihood of war with Germany and Italy.

75 Years Ago The Most Calamitous Event of the Century Began With A Simple Telegram: "Commence Hostilities At Once With Germany." A hand-written Naval Message (September 3, 1939) marked, "Most Immediate,"to "All concerned Home and Abroad from Admirality": "Commence Hostilities at once with Germany."

Germany's attack on Poland brought the inevitability that England and France had not wanted to face - the reality of a rearmed and united Germany. Political leaders had tried to ignore Hitler's words and actions as another war was unthinkable. War was not unthinkable to Hitler and other Nazi leaders; it was the chance to vindicate German honor and seek revenge against France, Germany's arch enemy and architect o the hated Versailles Treaty.

These documents show the grim reality of the time, as Britain is once again thrust to the brink of war, and the call to action as the outbreak of the greatest cataclysm in the history of the world begins.

Museum of World War II
just off Rt. 9 in Natick (across from the mall)
Natick, MA
Exhibit New England
September 10, 2014 -
January 31, 2015
OVER HERE: WORLD WAR I POSTERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting of nearly 1,800 posters from fourteen countries, this collection provides a unique graphic record of the War of Nations. The exhibition, Over Here: World War I Posters from around the World, timed to coincide with centennial observances of World War I, will feature highlights from the collection, including forty-four framed posters and cases filled with leaflets, postcards, and book and magazine illustrations.

Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
September 10, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
The Making of Gone With The Wind
Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Ransom Center's collections and includes on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, makeup stills, concept art, costume sketches, audition footage, and producer David O. Selznick's memos. The green curtain dress and other gowns worn by Vivien Leigh are displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

Before a single frame of film was shot, Gone With The Wind was embroiled in controversy. Selznick struggled to balance his desire for authenticity with audience expectations of spectacle. Americans debated who should be cast as Rhett and Scarlett. There were serious concerns about how the 1939 film, based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell, would depict race, sex, and violence in the South during the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction.

This insider view reveals why Gone With The Wind remains influential and controversial 75 years after it was released.

Extended Hours for Gone With The Wind (starting Sept. 9):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10am – 5:00pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon – 5:00pm

Member-only hours 10am - noon Saturday & Sunday

Free admission, donations welcome

TOURS:
Noon Daily
6pm Thursday
2pm Saturday
2pm Sunday

Gone With The Wind screentests will be shown in the Ransom Center's first-floor theater at 1:30pm and 3:30pm on weekends, immediately following the public tour.

The Ransom Center Galleries
Henry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (21st & Guadalupe Streets)
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 10 -
November 02, 2014
Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution
Throughout history, certain documents have been issued to claim or establish rights and to check abuses of power. To many people, the medieval English document known as Magna Carta, or The Great Charter, has become a potent symbol of political liberty and justice. In particular, the political leaders of the British colonies in America looked to Magna Carta as precedent for the development of charters and laws in their new realm. Over the centuries, the demands that government provide fair and just treatment to citizens have expanded far beyond the narrow slice of society protected by Magna Carta. Great strides have been made toward ensuring equality under the law and justice for all people, but the quest continues to this day, both in the United States and around the globe.

This exhibition brings together six important documents significant to American history and spanning more than eight centuries: Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Admission:
$20.00 per person

Always free for members, children under 18, and students with a valid ID.

July 1 - Oct 13
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Fridays in July & August 10am – 7pm

Oct 14 – June 30
Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm

The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
Exhibit New England
September 10 -
December 12, 2014
Welcome Additions
This exhibition highlights fifty rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, prints, and letters that were acquired by Bridwell Library Special Collections between 2008 and 2014. Produced in Europe and the Americas from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, these works include late-medieval manuscripts, early printing, devotional manuals, books for worship, biblical translations, illustrated religious texts, Methodist writings, and printed ephemera. Each selected item is an authentic witness both to the history of written or printed communication and to important aspects of religious life in the past. Exhibited here for the first time, these recent acquisitions enhance the research potential of Bridwell Library’s holdings in a variety of important collecting areas.

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
Bridwell Library
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 10 -
December 05, 2014
Missionary Presses
This exhibition highlights Bibles and other religious texts in indigenous languages published by missionary presses in the nineteenth century. Printed throughout the world in a variety of languages and letterforms, these translations were disseminated for local use as an integral element of conversion efforts by various denominations. Reminders of the numerous difficulties of communicating across cultural, theological, and linguistic boundaries, these works testify to the series of collaborations between translators, native speakers, and printers whose combined efforts created the sacred and instructional works here on display.

Bridwell Library Entry Hall
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 11 -
December 13, 2014
InsideOUT Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
Fifty-nine binders and nine private presses from North America, Canada and Britain have collaborated to form an exhibition which demonstrates the relationship of the binding design to the printed book. Because many of the binders have chosen the same title to work on, it also highlights the differing approaches to the same text. Samples of the texts and illustrations are shown alongside the bindings. The relationship between private presses and bookbinders is longstanding and it is hoped that this extra element to the show will provide the viewer with a more rounded appreciation of the work on display. Curator of the exhibition is Lester Capon, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, the organization that sponsored the competition for which these bindings were created.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sun CLOSED

Edison Newman Room
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 13 -
November 30, 2014
Full Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart
Full Circle surveys the long and extremely prolific career of one of the twentieth century’s most creative draftsmen, Richard Pousette-Dart (American, 1916–1992). Focused on his works on paper, the exhibition explores his remarkably varied use of materials and techniques, which often involved layering and scraping, scribbling and dripping, dotting and blotting. Over the course of nearly seventy years, his imagery evolved through various approaches in an attempt “to express the spiritual nature of the universe.”

In the 1940s and 1950s, Pousette-Dart was associated with Abstract Expressionists like Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell, artists with whom he exhibited in New York galleries. During this period, he created densely layered, semiabstract images that incorporated pictographic, geometric, and organic shapes emerging among spontaneous markings and multiple layers of pigment. His methods included automatic drawing as well as layering and dripping paint, practices most associated with Pollock. He also painted small, glowing watercolors inspired by Byzantine mosaics and Gothic stained-glass windows. Forms from these early works—circles and concentric circles, rectangles and squares, ovals and eye shapes—endured throughout the artist’s entire body of work.

In the 1960s, Pousette-Dart eliminated line and used carefully modulated dots of color to produce glowing auras of light. From about 1976 to the end of his career, his works on paper reveal myriad new approaches to radiant imagery along with an incredible diversity of materials often employed in novel combinations. These include evocative pencil drawings touched with white paint, delicate hand-colored etchings, bold black-and-white paintings of geometric forms, and colorful acrylics on handmade paper. Full Circle, which presents about sixty of the finest examples of Pousette-Dart’s works on paper as well as six of his notebooks, demonstrates that no matter how varied and complex his approaches, the sources of his inspiration remained intensely focused throughout his entire career.

Honickman & Berman Galleries, ground floor
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 16 -
October 25, 2014
Marcel Storr: Reimagining Paris
An exhibition of approximately fifteen artworks.

Andrew Edlin Gallery is excited to announce Marcel Storr: Reimagining Paris, the first ever U.S. exhibition of works by the self-taught French artist whose unusual, painstakingly rendered drawings of churches and futuristic fantasy worlds have been shown only a few times in Europe since their discovery in the 1970s. A 78-page catalog with an essay by Anne Doran will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 5 - 7pm

Andrew Edlin Gallery
134 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 16, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Call to Duty: World War Posters
This exhibition, highlighting more than 70 original World War I and World War II posters, many of which were donated by Captain Roswell C. Williams, Jr., and Raymond Schock, are drawn from The Museum's own permanent collection. These posters help to tell the story of the massive human efforts put forth during these two world wars. Originally displayed in public locations such as post offices, train stations, city halls, schools, and businesses, these war posters and the messages they communicated, were found throughout the United States.

This impressive selection explores themes of military recruitment; raising funds for war through government bonds and other methods; efforts on the home front like conservation and work ethic; campaigns by service organizations such as the Salvation Army, YMCA and Boy Scouts; and the role of women in the war effort. Many of the posters are American, but examples from Canada, France, Great Britain and other ally nations are also featured.

Artists such as J. C. Leyendecker, James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, Edward Penfield, Francis Luis Mora, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and Norman Rockwell, among others, are included in this exhibition.

Second Floor Galleries
Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 17, 2014 -
January 03, 2015
Chicago, Europe, and the Great War
In the fall of 2014, the Newberry will mark the centennial of the start of World War I with two linked exhibitions and a series of related public programs.

Chicago, Europe, and the Great War draws on the Newberry’s collection to tell the story of Chicago’s many and varied connections to the conflict. Chicagoans reported and commented on the war, fought in it, supported it, and protested against it. Letters and photographs by servicemen; dispatches and drawings by reporters who covered the war for Chicago newspapers; writings from opponents of the war; photographs and letters documenting medical relief at the front; and posters and sheet music that encouraged food conservation, fundraising, and wartime patriotism—these are just some of the items attesting to both the sheer scale of the “Great War” and Chicago’s place within it.

Chicago’s Jane Addams and the settlement movement she led inspired Anne Morgan’s relief work in northern France and provided a model for what her volunteers accomplished there. Morgan’s efforts are chronicled in the companion exhibition, American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924. Chicago, Europe, and the Great War contextualizes Addams’s influence on Morgan’s work by showing how other Chicago club women, settlement workers, and Progressive reformers responded to the war crisis.

Free and open to the public.

Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery
The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
September 17 -
October 11, 2014
Buzz Spector: New Work
Buzz Spector's excavations of books and reconstructions of libraries are well-known, but his work with found and altered volumes has always been accompanied by works on paper made out of elements from their dust jackets. As Spector has written, "books are formal presentations of text. They have titles, after all, and come jacketed, with paragraphs of introduction slipped between their covers and their pages." This new work features collages made from dust jacket elements in the front gallery, while in the main gallery are larger collages and drawings, a series of wall-mounted sculptures incorporating details of photographs of authors, plus a reinstallation of Frieze, the 60-foot long arrangement of photos of authors Spector showed at the Huntington Museum of Art last fall. Spector's ongoing meditation on reading and the culture of the book extends here to reflections on how-and when-writers become authors, how work of the imagination is performed via posing, and how the specialized, but also highly conventional, language of dust jacket blurbs can itself be excavated in search of new narrative meanings.

GALLERY TALK by Buzz Spector at Bruno David Gallery. Saturday, September 27 at 3 pm.

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Buzz Spector, "Selected Poems". Filmed and directed by Kellie Spano

Main Gallery & Front Room
Bruno David Gallery
3721 Washington Blvd. (in Grand Center)
Saint Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
September 19, 2014 -
January 18, 2015
Sacred Places, Sacred Books
Starting on 19 September, the MAS | Museum aan de Stroom and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library will present Sacred Places, Sacred Books, a fascinating exhibition on the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They differ from each other, but there are also some surprising similarities. Visitors embark on a journey of discovery to find out what the sacred books and sacred places mean today.

The exhibition in the autumn of 2014

The MAS and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library are looking forward to the dual exhibition, Sacred Places, Sacred Books. The MAS sheds light on pilgrimage to sacred places and shows how these sacred places have held a magnetic attraction for centuries. Visitors tread in pilgrims’ footsteps and follow their experiences through rare documents and valuable works of art from all over the world. The Nottebohm Hall in the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library offers a unique insight into the form, content, use and study of the Tanakh, the Bible and the Qur'an. It is an exceptional dual exhibition with more than 200 art historical and valuable religious objects and books. There are several masterpieces from each religion.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are well represented in Antwerp. The exhibition Sacred Places, Sacred Books is an ambitious project to which various heritage organisations and the three religious communities have contributed.

Sacred Places – MAS | Museum aan de Stroom

The MAS provides an insight into the living traditions of pilgrimage. Jewish, Christians and Muslims alike feel a strong attraction to places that are related to special objects or individuals or to historic events. Pilgrims make long journeys to experience the divine forces at work there. The exhibitions follows their journey from their departure and the visit of the sanctuary to their return home. It is a physical and spiritual journey which inspires a similar sentiment in pilgrims all over the world. Why do certain places exert such a pull on people? What makes places like Jerusalem, Rome or Mecca so special? Why do people visit the graves of saints? The visitor follows the pilgrims in the exhibition, and experiences their feelings of hope, ecstasy and purification.

Fringe activities

In the framework of the dual exhibition, Antwerpen Open has set up a cultural fringe programme together with several cultural partners in the city, including exhibitions in Museum Plantin-Moretus, the Monumental Churches of Antwerp and the Ruusbroec Society. There will be concerts and lectures in Amuz, Graindelavoix will give a performance, and the Berlin theatre company will perform “Jerusalem”. As well as this, several walks are being organised and fascinating encounters will take place in Antwerp's most beautiful churches, synagogues and mosques.

MAS | Museum aan de Stroom and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library
Hanzestedenplaats 1
Antwerpen, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 19, 2014 -
January 03, 2015
i found god in myself: The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls
Since its debut performance in California in 1974, Shange’s work has captivated, provoked, inspired and transformed audiences all over the world. Turning to the choreopoem not simply as an engaging work of text or drama but as a well of social, political and deeply personal issues affecting the lives of women of color, the exhibition will feature 20 specially commissioned pieces in honor of each individual poem, additional non-commissioned artworks on display at satellite locations that address the work’s themes and archival material donated by Shange.

The exhibition’s title is drawn from one of the last lines recited in the finale poem a laying on of hands. The title suggests that navigating through the complexities of what it means to be of color and female is only enlightened by an understanding, acceptance and appreciation of self. With self-empowerment comes the process of “…moving to the ends of their own rainbows.” By presenting visual works from both women and men, all races and various generations, i found god in myself explores the universality inherent in Shange’s powerful message to the world.

A series of spoken word performances, screenings, panels, a community art project and a guided art crawl will accompany the exhibition.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Latimer/Edison Gallery
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 19 -
November 22, 2014
"Evermore: The Persistence of Poe"
The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane

The Grolier Club’s exhibition “Evermore: The Persistence of Poe” is devoted to one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century, Edgar Allan Poe. On view from September 17 through November 22, “Evermore” showcases a wide array of materials drawn from Grolier member Susan Jaffe Tane’s personal collection, widely recognized as the finest Poe collection in private hands.

Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Ground Floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 19 -
November 01, 2014
"Seamus Heaney: A Life Well Written"
Selections from the Collections of Carolyn & Ward Smith, Alan M. Klein, and Rand Brandes

Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Second Floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 20, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
ART=TEXT=ART: PRIVATE LANGUAGES / PUBLIC SYSTEMS
The exhibition explores the advent of language in the visual arts in post-war America and the simultaneous emergence of concrete poetry. These practices embraced language’s ability to carry multiple, even contradictory meanings, thus creating a space for individual acts of anti-conformist thought. Through words in art, flirtations with ideas unauthorized by then-dominant socio-political realities were allowed expression, especially among an early generation of LGBTQ artists.

Wed - Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Free admission

UB Anderson Gallery
One Martha Jackson Place
Buffalo, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 24 -
October 24, 2014
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
This exhibition will be the first of its kind to be staged by a major London gallery in a decade, and will showcase exceptional examples of the illuminated and written word dating from the 12th to 16th centuries – a number of them with fantastic histories and past owners. I enclose our press release with further details and a photosheet illustrating six of our highlights. I hope that you will be able to cover the exhibition. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information or images.

Advance Press Viewing: Tue, 23rd September 10am - 2pm

Sam Fogg Ltd.
15D Clifford Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 24 -
November 30, 2014
Costumes from Mansfield Park
A small exhibition of costumes from the 2007 television film of Mansfield Park starring Billie Piper and Blake Ritson will be on display. The costumes include the Midshipman Uniform worn by Joseph Morgan as William Price, as well as Riding Habits worn by Fanny and Mary Crawford (Hayley Atwell) and the beautiful wedding dress worn by Fanny.

Jane Austen's House Museum
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 25 -
October 18, 2014
CRW Nevinson
This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of Nevinson prints since the Leicester Galleries exhibition in 1977, Kettle’s Yard’s Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints and the Imperial War Museum’s exhibition of CRW Nevinson – The Twentieth Century in 1999/2000.

The exhibition will also coincide with the launch of a new book CRW Nevinson –
The Complete Prints compiled by and with essays by Dr Jonathan Black,
published by Lund Humphries Publishing, London and Osborne Samuel gallery.
Following the exhibition at the gallery a selection of the remaining works will be
shown at the International Fine Prints Dealers Association’s annual fair from 5-9 November at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th St, New York, NY 10065 where the book will also be launched in the US.

Nevinson made 148 prints; etchings, drypoints, mezzotints and lithographs between 1916 and 1933. There is no doubt that his war experience greatly influenced his subject matter and he produced some of the most poignant images of war in printmaking history. These include the iconic Returning to the Trenches, 1916, Troops Resting, 1916, That Cursed Wood, 1918 and the set of six lithographs commissioned by the Ministry of Information titled Britain’s Efforts and Ideals: Building Aircraft that are all included in this exhibition.

In May 1919 Nevinson visited New York City for his exhibition at the Keppel
Gallery which was a critical and commercial success; the city was also a dizzying stimulus and resulted in a number of New York subjects in painting, later translated into various prints in all media rivalling work produced by any of his New Yorker contemporaries.

Equally stimulating were his prints in London, The Workers, 1919 shows a strike demonstration; London Bridges, c. 1920, London from Parliament Hill, c.1923, Waterloo Bridge from a Savoy Window, c.1924-26, Westminster from a Savoy Window, c.1924, Leicester Square, c.1926-27 and many more included in this exhibition. He was a devoted Francophile and a frequent visitor to Paris and included in the show are (From) A Paris Window, 1922, La Butte Montmartre, 1922, La Cité, Paris, c. 1926 among others.

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am – 2pm

Osborne Samuel Gallery
23A Bruton Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 25 -
November 09, 2014
From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book
In 1990 a black-and-white comic by Richard McGuire, modestly titled "Here," appeared in RAW magazine. It was quickly recognized as a game-changing achievement in graphic narrative. To mark the Fall 2014 publication of Here as an all-new, full-color graphic novel and e-book, this exhibition explores the (re)invention of a contemporary classic.

Though the viewpoint in Here remains fixed on one corner of a living room, time in the story is boundless and elastic. Populating the space with multiple frames of action, dating from the ancient past to the distant future, McGuire conjures narratives, dialogues, and streams of association that unite moments divided by years and centuries. The exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.

Richard McGuire (b. 1957) is a creator of children's books, music (as a founding member of the band Liquid Liquid), toys, and animated films. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and The New York Times, among other publications.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 26, 2014 -
January 18, 2015
The Untamed Landscape: Théodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon
With Camille Corot and Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau (1812–67) ranks as one of the preeminent masters of the Barbizon School, a group of nineteenth-century French artists whose preferred subject was the primeval wooded landscape of the forest of Fontainebleau. The Barbizon School painters were greatly influenced by the Romantic movement, producing works inspired by the powerful forces of nature. Surprisingly, despite his pivotal role in French art and his profound impact on the development of landscape painting, Rousseau has never before been the subject of a monographic exhibition.

Comprising seventy works from private and public collections, including the Morgan Library & Museum, this exhibition will consider the artist's wide-ranging achievements as a draftsman and his particular approach to the open-air oil sketch. It will trace Rousseau's path to Barbizon—from his early oil sketches in the Ile-de-France to his mature works in the Auvergne, Normandy, and Fontainebleau forest—assessing the impact of the Dutch masters on the artist's landscape imagery. Rousseau's essays—some bucolic and evocative of a simpler, pre-industrial age, others brooding, moody, and redolent with lingering vestiges of Romanticism or testaments to the haunting majesty of the natural world—are both appealing and instructive. Collectively, this selection chronicles Rousseau's artistic practice and highlights his contribution to the shifting conception of landscape in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. The show will explore the range of techniques and handling of media, and the sense of poetic melancholy that permeates Rousseau's art. A fully illustrated scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 26, 2014 -
January 25, 2015
Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil
This exhibition showcases Cy Twombly's monumental painting Treatise on the Veil (Second Version), executed in Rome in 1970, and its related drawings, all from the Menil Collection in Houston. Not shown in New York City for nearly thirty years, and rarely on display at the Menil due to its size (nearly 33 feet in length), the painting marks a pivotal moment in the career of one of the most important artists to emerge in the wake of Abstract Expressionism. Inspired by a musical piece, Treatise on the Veil is a meditation on time and space. The preparatory drawings, which combine pencil, crayon, collage, tape, measurements and other inscriptions, offer a fascinating window into the artist's creative process.

Twombly (1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia. He studied at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, New York's Art Students League, and at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, under Abstract Expressionists Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline. Early travels to Europe and North Africa nourished his interest in ancient art and mythology. In 1957, Twombly moved to Rome, where he lived most of his life. References to Antiquity and the Renaissance abound in his art, which is characterized by a rich repertoire of marks, scrawls, scribbles, doodles, and scratches – at once expressive of a gestural approach and of cultural symbols. The two paintings entitled Treatise on the Veil (the first version, of 1968, is in the Ludwig Museum in Cologne) are highlights of Twombly's "grey-ground" period which spanned from 1966 to the early 1970s, in which thin white lines running across a grey background convey an increasingly lyrical feel.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 27, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
Three exhibitions exploring mythology
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art Presents
Three Exhibitions Exploring Mythological Themes, Spanning the 16th Century to Today

Exhibitions feature works by Hendrick Goltzius, Rare Baroque Tapestries, and an Alison de Vere film.

This fall, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents three focus exhibitions, spotlighting historical and 20th-century artist’s approaches to and interpretations of classical Greek mythology. Together the exhibitions—including Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth; Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum, and Alison de Vere’s short film, Psyche and Eros (1994)—explore key themes that mythological narratives have evoked over time and that continue to resonate in contemporary culture.

Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth features a group of prints and one painting that showcase the Dutch artist’s evolution as one of the most skilled printmakers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Born in 1558, Goltzius was both a renowned painter and printmaker during his lifetime, and first gained critical acclaim as one of Northern Europe’s leading mannerists. Today, Goltzius is best known for his sumptuously detailed engravings that bring diverse subjects to life—from renderings of the King of France to the feats of Hercules to the life of the Virgin Mary. Hendrick Goltzius: Mythology and Truth examines the artist’s illustrious and versatile career, illuminating new aspects of Goltzius’s artistic legacy by presenting his ongoing thematic and technical experimentation in the medium of printmaking at the end of the 16th century.

Mythology and Truth includes Goltzius’s engraving The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche, the classical myth further explored in the exhibition on view in the adjoining gallery, Weaving the Myth of Psyche: Baroque Tapestries from the Wadsworth Atheneum. On view through March 8, 2015, Weaving the Myth of Psyche features five rare 17th-century tapestries depicting the tumultuous love affair of Psyche and Eros. These tapestries derive from a 1660 cycle designed for a noble family in Paris during the reign of King Louis XIV. Though the designs were initially attributed to Raphael, they have since been reattributed to the Flemish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–1550), who conceived some of the most ambitious tapestry series of the 16th century, and whose achievements are currently highlighted in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelest and Renaissance Tapestry.

The myth of Cupid and Psyche dates to the 4th century BCE, and regained popularity in early modern Europe after the rediscovery of The Golden Ass, a novel by 2nd-century Roman author Apuleius. Apuleius tells the story of the romance between the mortal Psyche and the god Cupid, which is thwarted by the jealousy of the goddess Venus. Immortalized in these Baroque tapestries, this ancient tale addresses the universal themes of love, loss, and self-discovery.

On view the Museum’s rotunda, British filmmaker Alison de Vere’s short animated film, Psyche and Eros (1994), offers a contemporary interpretation of this rich mythological narrative. Collaboratively created by de Vere and her husband, artist Karl Weschke, this retelling of the myth provides a particularly personal and poignant dimension to the character of Psyche, and illustrates the story’s enduring significance in contemporary culture.

Free and open to the public

Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
September 27, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
John James Audubon and the Artist as Naturalist
In his famous publication The Birds of America (1827–1838), American naturalist and artist John James Audubon depicts over 400 species of North American birds with his life-size prints. The exhibition will feature Crystal Bridges’ double elephant folio copy of The Birds of America, re-issued by Audubon’s son in 1861, and will highlight several artworks related to the renowned publication, including:

Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young, which was painted during Audubon’s promotional tour in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1826 at a key moment in the artist’s career. This painting, part of the Crystal Bridges collection, is one of the few oil paintings by Audubon that are known to have survived. He used such paintings to raise funds and recruit subscribers for The Birds of America. Audubon created his bird studies using watercolor, pastel, pencil, and gouache. Wild Turkey Cock, Hen and Young is based on two watercolors that were among the first to be engraved for his famous collection of prints.

Wild Turkey (ca. 1845), on loan from the Gilcrease Museum for this exhibition, is an almost identical oil copy of the first plate of his The Birds of America. The American wild turkey was Audubon’s favorite subject and is the largest species in his publication.

Audubon’s oil painting Osprey and Weakfish, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, documents the artist’s skill in adding dramatic effects to his compositions, and will join the exhibition in November after a current loan concludes.

In addition, the exhibition features the New York Historical Society’s portrait of Audubon by his son John Woodhouse Audubon, works by Martin Johnson Heade, and Karl Bodmer, plus rare color plates by Mark Catesby and Alexander Wilson, artists who had in common a willingness to face challenges and take risks during their field studies and drawing expeditions to unexplored areas. Fidelia Bridges and Lucia Smith Carpenter Bliss, whose watercolors are included in the exhibition, were among the few successful 19th-century female artists who focused on smaller aspects of nature such as flower studies and birds and sought to express the truth and beauty of nature.

Colonial to Early 19th-century Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way (off NE J Street)
Bentonville, AR
Exhibit South
September 29 -
November 09, 2014
Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress
Highlights from the Rose Rare Book Collection

On loan from a local private collector, this faculty-selected exhibit will feature rare and near-priceless first editions, manuscripts, galley proofs, papyri and illustrations spanning the scholarly spectrum from philosophy to physics.

You will see seminal works from scholars in arts, sciences, history, education, literature and music. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you do not want to miss.

8pm Sept. 29 – Nov. 9, 2014

Free and open to the public

Roesch Library, 1st Floor Gallery
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH
Exhibit Midwest
September 29, 2014 -
March 01, 2015
GOYA A Lifetime of Graphic Invention
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. A witness to decades of political upheaval and social unrest, he represents both the culmination of the tradition of the Old Masters and the beginning of modernity.

In addition to his commissioned work as a court painter, Goya was an innovative and subtle graphic artist. Over the course of his long career, he produced almost three hundred etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention will present Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career. The exhibition will also invite a reconsideration of the Museum’s paintings by Goya through the context of his lifelong engagement with printmaking.

Among the more than 200 works to be featured are complete first edition sets of Goya’s four major print series, Los Caprichos (The Caprices, 1799), Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War, 1810-19), La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting, 1816), and Los Disparates (The Follies, 1816-23).

Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1 - 5pm
Thursdays until 9pm
Monday CLOSED

$10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students.
Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5pm.
Meadows Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
SMU faculty, staff, and students receive free admission upon presentation of their University photo ID.

Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 29, 2014 -
February 28, 2015
A Day in the Life: Artists' Diaries from the Archives of American Art
Reading an artist’s diary is the next best thing to being there. Direct and private, diaries provide firsthand accounts of appointments made and met, places seen, and work in progress—all laced with personal ruminations, name-dropping, and the occasional sketch or doodle. Whether recording historic events or simple day-to-day moments, these diary entries evoke the humanity of these artists and their moment in time.

Open daily 11:30am – 7:00pm

Admission: Free

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
8th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 29, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
Witches and wicked bodies
This exhibition will examine the portrayal of witches and witchcraft in art from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. It will feature prints and drawings by artists including Dürer, Goya, Delacroix, Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, alongside classical Greek vessels and Renaissance maiolica.

Efforts to understand and interpret seemingly malevolent deeds – as well apportion blame for them and elicit confessions through hideous acts of torture – have had a place in society since classical antiquity and Biblical times. Men, women and children have all been accused of sorcery. The magus, or wise practitioner of ‘natural magic’ or occult ‘sciences’, has traditionally been male, but the majority of those accused and punished for witchcraft, especially since the Reformation, have been women. They are shown as monstrous hags with devil-worshipping followers. They represent an inversion of a well-ordered society and the natural world.

The focus of the exhibition is on prints and drawings from the British Museum’s collection, alongside a few loans from the V&A, the Ashmolean, Tate Britain and the British Library. Witches fly on broomsticks or backwards on dragons or beasts, as in Albrecht Dürer’s Witch Riding backwards on a Goat of 1501, or Hans Baldung’s Witches’ Sabbath from 1510. They are often depicted within cave-like kitchens surrounded by demons, performing evil spells, or raising the dead within magic circles, as in the powerful work of Salvator Rosa, Jacques de Gheyn and Jan van der Velde.

Francisco de Goya turned the subject of witches into an art form all of its own, whereby grotesque women conducting hideous activities on animals and children were represented in strikingly beautiful aquatint etchings. Goya used them as a way of satirising divisive social, political and religious issues of his day. Witches were also shown as bewitching seductresses intent on ensnaring their male victims, seen in the wonderful etching by Giovanni Battista Castiglione of Circe, who turned Odysseus’ companions into beasts.

During the Romantic period, Henry Fuseli’s Weird Sisters from Macbeth influenced generations of theatre-goers, and illustrations of Goethe’s Faust were popularised by Eugène Delacroix. By the end of the 19th century, hideous old hags with distended breasts and snakes for hair were mostly replaced by sexualised and mysteriously exotic sirens of feminine evil, seen in the exhibition in the work of Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Odilon Redon.

The exhibition will also include several classical Greek vessels and examples of Renaissance maiolica to emphasise the importance of the subject in the decorative arts.

Open daily 10.00–17.30

Free admission

Room 90
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
October 03, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
It’s an all-American exhibition from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Exhibit Highlights:
See the Dazzling Vince Lombardi Trophy
Check out Jerry Rice’s Record-Breaking Football
See Jim Brown’s Jersey
Step into an Authentic Instant-Replay Booth
See Knute Rockne’s 1919 Massillon Tigers Helmet
Watch Spectacular NFL Film Footage of the Game’s Most Spectacular Runners, Including Tony Dorsett, Walter Payton and Bo Jackson

See the 1892 Allegheny Athletic Association Accounting Ledger Featuring “Pro Football’s Birth Certificate”

See Hundreds of Personal Artifacts from Dozens of All-Pro Icons: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Joe Montana and the Detroit Lions’ One-and-Only Barry Sanders

Please Note: Photography, recording of any kind, food and drink are strictly prohibited in the exhibit area.

For a limited time, hundreds of hard-hitting artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The dynasties, the pioneers, the superstars and the legends.

Henry Ford Museum celebrates the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary with a 6,000-square-foot exhibition jam-packed with hundreds of artifacts chronicling pro football’s story, from its humble beginnings to the cultural phenomenon it is today.

Slip on a helmet rigged up with coach-to-player communication. Test your vertical leaping ability. Or step inside the Champions Theater and see hard-hitting new material from NFL Films, including the eye-popping feature Fantastic Finishes.

Have your own personal encounter with football history.

Open daily 9:30am - 5:00pm

Admission free with Henry Ford Museum ticket (Non-member):
Seniors (age 62 & up) $16
Adults (age 13-61) $18
Youth (age 5-12) $13.50
Children 4 & under are free.

Save $2 off Museum admission when you wear your favorite football jersey at the point of purchase. Offer expires November 30, 2014. Limit one discount per jersey.

Members free

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI
Exhibit Midwest
October 07, 2014 -
January 25, 2015
Fred Tomaselli: The Times
Even in our digital age of constant information, the rhythmic cycle of the daily newspaper is still a central form of organizing the world around us. The paper’s front page records in the present tense what will eventually become history. It orients our attention to pressing actions, be they individual, political, or natural, that over time repeat and rearrange into patterns around common human motivations. Fred Tomaselli‘s The Times traffics in these patterns, reflecting and reinventing them through complexly layered collages superimposed on recent cover stories in The New York Times. The collages surface unseen connections, rearrange realities, and reveal relationships of images and ideas across time and space.

Tomaselli uses images within the familiar grid of the front page as portals, overwriting and manipulating the supposed objective reality of the newspaper with his completely subjective surreality. His interventions play against the detachment of journalistic forms, inserting emotion, fantasy, and absurdity to counterpoint or underscore the original narrative. Tomaselli says these works “freeze time,” trapping inherently ephemeral events and images like flies in amber. But in aggregate this act also reimagines time, linking images and actions of a chosen day to their counterparts in the past and in some projected future.

The Times grew from Tomaselli’s own doodlings of personal commentary while reading, eventually spurring him to marry his “news junkie” habit with his studio practice. The series runs the gamut from hard-edged abstraction to hallucinatory pattern play, and engages in a dialogue with art historical imagery and themes, refracted through present-day news images.

Tue - Sat 11am – 5pm
Mon CLOSED
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

The Forum, Commons, and selected public spaces in the Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing are open daily 8am – 8pm.

Free admission, $5 suggested donation is appreciated.

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Exhibit Midwest
October 11, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Ghosts And Demons in Japanese Prints
Complementing the special exhibition Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor, this exhibition of Japanese prints of ghosts and demons draws upon the celebrated Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints. It showcases some of the most special works in the collection, including Hokusai’s series One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari), featuring chilling images of ghouls against bright blue backgrounds drawn from legends. This exhibition also features depictions of Shoki, the Demon Queller, who could subdue even the most frightening goblins with his sword. His image was often posted on doors to ward off disease and bad luck during the Edo period (1615-1868).

Open daily 10:30–5:00
Thursday until 8:00
General admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 - 8pm.
An additional fee for special exhibitions may be applied.

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
October 11 -
December 20, 2014
Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon
Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon considers the influence of private collectors on the critical dialogue in the field of book arts. Rather than curating the works around a central theme, the goal of this exhibition is to examine works in these collections that have become seminal artworks in the field at large, thus becoming influential to establishing a canon. The exhibition also analyzes the collectors themselves: how they came to collect books, what drove them to continue collecting, whether they consciously built and curated their collections, and how these factors influenced and informed artist bookmaking practices. On top of continuing the conversation of the book arts canon, Behind the Personal Art Library is a walk down memory lane with the Center for Book Arts. Many of the works and artists in this show are coming full circle, having exhibited at the Center previously.

Mon - Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Fall Exhibitions Opening & Birthday Bash
October 11th 6:00 - 9:00pm

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 11 -
December 20, 2014
Featured Artist Project: Richard Minsky: Notes
Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 11, 2014
Fall Exhibitions Opening & Birthday Bash
Check out the new exhibitions at the Center and party with us as we celebrate 40 years!

6:00 - 9:00pm

Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Stret
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 11 -
December 20, 2014
Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon
Fall Main Gallery Exhibition
Featuring artworks from 13 private collections from around the world.

Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon considers the influence of private collectors on the critical dialogue in the field of book arts. Rather than curating the works around a central theme, the goal of this exhibition is to examine works in these collections that have become seminal artworks in the field at large, thus becoming influential to establishing a canon. The exhibition also analyzes the collectors themselves: how they came to collect books, what drove them to continue collecting, whether they consciously built and curated their collections, and how these factors influenced and informed artist bookmaking practices. On top of continuing the conversation of the book arts canon, Behind the Personal Art Library is a walk down memory lane with the Center for Book Arts. Many of the works and artists in this show are coming full circle, having exhibited at the Center previously.
Collections featured include: Philip E. Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons (NY), Mary Austin (CA), Duke Collier (MA), Jack Ginsberg (South Africa), Arthur Jaffe (FL), Monica Oppen (Australia), Barbara Pascal (CA), Marvin & Ruth Sackner (FL), Julia Vermes (Switzerland), Frank Williams (MA/NY), Martha Wilson (NY), and Tony Zwicker (CT).

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 17, 2014 -
February 01, 2015
ida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection
Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection presents a selection of approximately 50 Mexican prints and posters from a group of over 125 given or lent to the Gallery. Most of the works in the exhibition were made at the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphic Workshop), a collective printmaking workshop in Mexico City founded in 1937 by Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O’Higgins. The collective’s aim was to create art to improve the lives of peasants and laborers and to support social justice—goals not fully realized by the Mexican Revolution (1910–20). To reach the broadest possible audience, the Taller artists created works that could be widely distributed and that employed a clear, representational style and inexpensive techniques, like lithography and linocut. The subjects of these powerful prints and posters include anti-war messages; support for workers and their unions; protests of government-sanctioned violence against demonstrators; political heroes and villains; U.S.-Mexican relations; and indigenous Indians.

Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm
Thu (Sept.–June) 10am – 8pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street)
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
October 17, 2014 -
January 05, 2015
The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece
The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history. The work brings Old Testament stories alive in bright images replete with medieval castles, towns, and battling knights in armor, all set in thirteenth-century France. Before the manuscript is rebound visitors will have the opportunity to view over forty of its miniatures, the work of six anonymous artists who were the artistic geniuses of their day. They will also learn about the manuscript's incredible journey from France to Italy, Poland, Persia, Egypt, England, and finally, New York.

The picture book, which was likely made in Paris about 1250, has long been associated with the court of Louis IX, the pious crusader king of France and builder of the Sainte-Chapelle. The book originally had no text, but along the way inscriptions were added in Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian, indicative of changing owners. The illuminations represent one of the greatest visualizations of Old Testament events ever made. Some of the stories are familiar, but others, more rarely depicted, are surprising.

Tue - Thu 10:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 17, 2014 -
February 01, 2015
Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection
Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection presents a selection of approximately 50 Mexican prints and posters from a group of over 125 given or lent to the Gallery. Most of the works in the exhibition were made at the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphic Workshop), a collective printmaking workshop in Mexico City founded in 1937 by Leopoldo Méndez, Luis Arenal, and Pablo O’Higgins. The collective’s aim was to create art to improve the lives of peasants and laborers and to support social justice—goals not fully realized by the Mexican Revolution (1910–20). To reach the broadest possible audience, the Taller artists created works that could be widely distributed and that employed a clear, representational style and inexpensive techniques, like lithography and linocut. The subjects of these powerful prints and posters include anti-war messages; support for workers and their unions; protests of government-sanctioned violence against demonstrators; political heroes and villains; U.S.-Mexican relations; and indigenous Indians.

Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm
Thu (Sept.–June) 10am – 8pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street)
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
October 18, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond
The exhibition presents 100 paintings, sculpture, and photographs by 43 African American artists from the premier collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, more than half of which are being shown for the first time. The exhibition features artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movement. Some trained in this country's most prestigious art schools, others in the ateliers of Paris. Many were teachers; others worked at whatever jobs allowed them time to create. All participated in multivalent dialogues about art, black identity, and the rights of the individual that engaged American society throughout the 20th century. The exhibition includes works by James Van der Zee, Robert McNeill, Richmond Barthe, Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Thornton Dial, Sargent Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Charles Searles, Romare Bearden, James Porter and Alma Thomas.

Sun Noon – 5 pm
Tue Noon – 5 pm
Wed Noon – 5 pm
Thu Noon – 5 pm
Fri Noon – 5 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
On the third Thursday of every month 5:00-8:00 pm

General admission is $5 per person, suggested donation.

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 21, 2014 -
January 04, 2015
Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography
This major retrospective presents the work of a critical figure in the history of modern art, American photographer and filmmaker Paul Strand (1890–1976), whose archive of nearly 4,000 prints stands as a cornerstone of the Museum’s collection. Emphasizing the influential artist’s most important projects from the 1910s through the 1960s, the exhibition surveys Strand’s entire life’s work, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania.

This exhibition includes approximately 250 of Strand’s finest prints, selected primarily from the Museum’s holdings, with important early prints from public and private collections. The wide range of imagery highlights how Strand radically changed his work at several key moments in an effort to identify photography's pivotal role as a means of understanding and describing the modern world. The exhibition also features works by fellow artists from the Alfred Stieglitz circle (Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, and Arthur Dove), screenings of Strand’s films, and a selection of archival materials.

ADMISSION*:
Access for two consecutive days to main Museum building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum, and Historic Houses Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Adults: $20
Seniors (65 & over): $18
Students (with valid ID): $14
Youth (13–18): $14
Children (12 & under): Free
Members: Free

*First Sunday of the month and every Wednesday after 5:00 p.m.: pay what you wish.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 21, 2014 -
February 15, 2015
Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran
Celebrated for his innovative landscapes that included arresting topographies, luminous light effects, and fearsome storms, British Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) published his Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies) between 1807 and 1819. The set signals the artist’s commitment to elevating landscape to a level then enjoyed by history painting, a genre that comprised representations of religious, mythological, and historical events. Evoking a sense of the sublime—a term the 18th-century philosopher Edmund Burke defined as “whatever is fitted . . . to excite ideas of pain or danger”—Turner’s Liber Studiorum conveys the full range of nature’s expression. Widely circulated, the series shaped the ways in which contemporaries came to regard the natural world’s more awe-inspiring qualities.

Among those drawn to Turner’s art was American painter and printmaker Thomas Moran (1837–1926), who traded his own watercolors for Turner’s Liber Studiorum and traveled to England in 1862 to experience the English master’s works first-hand. Unlike other artists of the Hudson River School, Moran did not rely solely on other printmakers to reproduce his works, but rather viewed prints as an important extension of his own creative process. Drawing subjects from his travels in Europe and America, he is best known for images of Niagara and the American West, all of which manifest a distinctly Turneresque sensibility. Examples of prints by Eugène Isabey, Charles-François Daubigny, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler further highlight Moran’s responses to contemporary artists and art movements.

Shown in adjoining galleries, the exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience side by side the British and American artists’ often complementary and sometimes divergent views of nature.

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am - 6pm
Tue & Wed, 10am - 7:30pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Print Gallery
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
NY Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 21, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
A Bible For Our Nation: American Bible Society, 1816-1831
This exhibition will focus on the founding of American Bible Society (ABS) and its early years as a national organization. Approximately 20 items will be on display, including copies of the first Scriptures published by ABS and copies of the earliest books to enter the ABS Library. The first section will include The Constitution of ABS and some early ABS publications: the first Bible dating from November 1816, the first Scripture in a native American language (1-3 John in Delaware, 1818), the first Scripture in an indigenous language of Latin America (Luke in Aymara, 1829), the first Bibles in Spanish, French, and German.

The early history of the ABS Library will also present the ABS Founding Fathers, who donated their own Bibles to the organization. The bibles on view will include the London Polyglot of 1655-57, an eight-volume set that was presented in 1818 by nineteen ABS Managers on the initiative of John Pintaed; a 1595 Geneva Bible presented by Boudinot in 1817; a Latin Bible published in 1476 presented by D. Bethune in 1821, the first incunabulum acquired by the Library; the Polyglot New Testament published in Nuremberg in 1599 and donated by Richard Varick in 1819; and the first Scripture published by the The British and Foreign Bible Society (John in Mohawk, 1804).

Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Free admission

Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 21, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo
The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Spanning five centuries of printmaking, Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum will feature the complete Jansma Collection, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Édouard Manet, and Max Pechstein, as well as a series of 21 engravings by William Blake, to underscore the Bible’s enduring influence on Western artists.

The exhibition will also feature Dürer’s woodcut print and accompanying block for The Martyrdom of St. Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1498) from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as other loans, to showcase the process and complexity of printmaking. A selection of rare bibles from the American Bible Society’s Collection will be paired with each print series to further illustrate the breadth and range of the Collection—from a 15th-century German Bible displayed alongside the Dürer works to a 19th-century English Bible accompanying the Blake series.

Established in 2005, The Jansma Print Collection comprises 57 etchings, engravings, and woodcuts, including the recently acquired Illustrations of the Book of Job (1825) by William Blake. The exhibition will reflect the Jansma family’s desire to bring together works representing the diverse styles and techniques, as well as outstanding level of ingenuity and skill exemplified in prints from the 16th- to the 20th-centuries.

Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

Free admission

Museum of Biblical Art
1865 Broadway at 61st Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 21, 2014 -
January 11, 2015
FROM HOUDINI TO HUGO: THE ART OF BRIAN SELZNICK
From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick presents over 100 paintings and drawings by this award-winning children’s author and illustrator. Selznick’s world includes images of characters as diverse as magician Harry Houdini, poet Walt Whitman, singer Marian Anderson, and the fictional Hugo Cabret—an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, portrayed inThe Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and illustrated by Selznick. The exhibition encompasses works from Hugo and 18 of Selznick’s other books, among them The Houdini Box, Walt Whitman: Words for America, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and Frindle. The illustrations are accompanied by the books, allowing visitors to put each image into the context of the story. Selznick received a 2002 Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and was awarded the 2008 Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was made into the Oscar award-winning film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese.

Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm
Sun Noon – 4pm
Mon – Tue Closed
Select Fridays each month: 6pm – 10pm

Museum admission includes entry into all galleries, including the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. There is no additional fee for any exhibitions.
Adults: $12.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Students (w/valid ID): $6.00
Youth (ages 7-18): $6.00
Children (6 and under): Free
Families (up to 2 adults and 4 youth): $25.00
*See website for addition Specials & Discounts

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 23 -
26, 2014
Wall Street Coin, Currency and Collectibles Show IV
Trading opportunities for lovers
of financial history

The fourth annual Wall Street numismatic show (formerly the Wall Street Bourse) will once again take place at the Museum of American Finance. Themed “America the Beautiful” this year, dealers from near and far will trade, sell and tell stories about their coins, stock certificates, paper money, medals, autographs and other financial memorabilia.

Thursday, October 23, 12pm – 7pm
Friday, October 24, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, October 25, 10am - 3pm (Auction 10:30am)

The Museum is open FREE from 10am to 4pm on all three days.

Archives International Auctions will hold an auction on Saturday, October 25, at 10:30 am in the Museum gallery. The event will also feature the 2014 Anniversary Celebration of Important Global Companies.

Admission to the show, auction and Museum will be FREE, allowing event attendees to view the Museum’s exhibits.

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE
48 Wall Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 25, 2014 -
February 08, 2015
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes—from the vegetal to the abstract—which he then arranged into lively compositions, striking for their play with color and contrast, their exploitation of decorative strategies, and their economy of means. Initially, these compositions were of modest size but, over time, their scale grew along with Matisse’s ambitions for them, expanding into mural or room-size works. A brilliant final chapter in Matisse’s long career, the cut-outs reflect both a renewed commitment to form and color and an inventiveness directed to the status of the work of art, whether as a unique object, environment, ornament, or a hybrid of all of these.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is a groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs—borrowed from public and private collections around the globe—along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961.

This exhibition was sparked by an initiative to conserve The Museum of Modern Art’s monumental cut-out The Swimming Pool (1952), a favorite of visitors since its acquisition by MoMA in 1975. The Swimming Pool is the only cut-out composed for a specific room—the artist’s dining room in his apartment in Nice, France. The goals of the multiyear conservation effort have been to bring this magical environment back to its original color balance, height, and spatial configuration. Newly conserved, The Swimming Pool—off view for more than 20 years—returns to MoMA’s galleries as a centerpiece of the exhibition.

The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Exhibition Gallery, 6th floor
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 28 -
December 12, 2014
The 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
The eleventh competitive national exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museums is a celebration of contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the United States. This year’s juror is artist Mary Fisher, Founder of Mary Fisher Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Fund at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sunday - Friday, 1 - 5pm
Saturdays, Closed

Joel & Lila Harnett Museum of Art
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
October 28 -
December 12, 2014
Mary Fisher: Messages from My Sketchbook
Over the past two decades, American political activist, artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher has balanced her passion for art and her commitment to helping others. The exhibition features a collection of hand-dyed, hand-printed silk and cotton pieces with additions by the artist and based on her journal and accompanying sketchbook. The artist’s statement for each piece is uniquely related to her life.

Sunday - Friday, 1 - 5pm
Saturdays, Closed

Joel & Lila Harnett Museum of Art
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
October 30, 2014
Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia
MCA Denver is proud to present the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Known throughout the world as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been a prolific artist since before the band’s inception and continues to make art to this day. A creative polymath, Mothersbaugh’s diverse body of work includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints and rugs.

Tues—Thu NOON - 7pm
Fri NOON - 9pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia Opening
7pm - 12am

MCA Denver invites you to be among the first to experience Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.

The opening celebration on Thursday, October 30 will feature an exclusive evening of music, cocktails, appetizers, and entertainment.

Known throughout the world as a founding member of the popular band DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh's diverse body of works includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints, and rugs.

VIP Reception 6 - 7pm $100 ($92 members)
Opening Celebration 7pm - midnight $30 ($25 members)

Myopia will be presented throughout the entire MCA Denver building.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany Street
Denver, CO
Exhibit West