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April 04, 2017 -
January 31, 2019
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I
Exhibition examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement; explores U.S. military and home front mobilization and the immensity of industrialized warfare; and touches on the war’s effects, as an international peace settlement was negotiated, national borders were redrawn, and soldiers returned to reintegrate into American society.

8:30am - 4:30pm

Second Floor
Southwest Gallery
Thomas Jefferson Building
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 27, 2017 -
September 30, 2019
Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association
October 27, 2017 Members' Opening and Bixby Book Club Halloween Party

Join us on Friday October 27 from 6-9pm as we celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Headlines of History: Historic Newspapers of St. Louis and the World Through the Centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.

University of Missouri–St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
November 18, 2017 -
October 20, 2018
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators & Cartoonists
Features the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, the exhibition highlights the gradual broadening in both the private and public spheres of women’s roles and interests, and demonstrates that women once constrained by social conditions and convention, have gained immense new opportunities for self-expression and discovery.

8:30am - 4:30pm

Ground Floor
Graphic Arts Galleries
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
February 01, 2018 -
January 01, 2019
BRONTË 200 - MAKING THUNDER ROAR: EMILY BRONTË
Emily's Bicentenary Exhibition

Emily Brontë is one of the greatest writers in English literature, and yet very little is actually known about her. What we do know survives as fragments of information from the people who knew her best, while years of fascination by her biographers have introduced speculation and myth to fill the gaps in our knowledge. To mark the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, this exhibition invites a number of well-known Emily admirers to share their own fascination with her life and work. Specially commissioned contributions from Maxine Peake, Lily Cole and Helen Oyeyemi amongst others result in a thoughtprovoking selection of Emily’s possessions, writing and artwork as well as some of the well-loved household objects she used daily. These personal responses to Emily acknowledge the gaps in our understanding about this intriguing writer, but also encourage fresh perspectives on her life and work.

Daily 10am - 5pm

Free with admission to the Museum

Brontë Parsonage Museum
Church Street
Haworth, Keighley
West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
February 07 -
October 07, 2018
Of Two Minds
Creative Couples in Art and History

Ferdinand and Isabella; Olivier and Leigh: a true marriage of minds admits no impediment. When two extraordinary talents devote their lives not only to one another but to their craft, they bring the world some of its best and brightest creations.

Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art and History explores the art and achievements of romantic couples from the powerful royalty of the 16th century to cinema stars of Old Hollywood to local artists creating together today. Whether richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, in traditional marriages or same-sex partnerships, these power couples of the past and present collaborated, supported, or even taught one another their crafts. They include well-known collaborators, such as printmakers William and Catherine Blake, and lesser-known (and less legally recognized) couples such as Charles Ricketts and Charles Haslewood Shannon, who designed artwork for Oscar Wilde’s books and plays, and Violet Oakley and Edith Emerson, award-winning artists and prominent Philadelphia educators. The creations on display include objects of beauty—including illustrated books, etchings, and fine silver—and articles of knowledge, figured in maps, zoological prints, and political documents.

By exploring the processes of invention and influences behind these creations, Of Two Minds not only challenges the notion that creativity and authorship are solo endeavors, but shines light on the many different ways these artists lived, loved, and created together.

Tue & Fri 12pm - 5pm
Wed & Thu 12pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun 12pm - 6pm
Mon CLOSED

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
March 06, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared
Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - this exhibition celebrates the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. Sappho to Suffrage showcases some of the Bodleian's most remarkable and treasured items.

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Free admission

Related LECTURE: July 25th 5.00pm — 6.00pm
Speaker: Professor Patricia Fara
Lecture Theatre
Weston Library

Treasury, Weston Library
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
March 24 -
December 09, 2018
The Rabblerouser and the Homebody: Minnesota’s Elizabeth Olds and Wanda Gág
Before and after writing her famous children’s book Millions of Cats (1928), Wanda Gág was a printmaker, creating lithographs as intimate and exuberant as her books. Meanwhile, fellow Minnesotan Elizabeth Olds was writing herself into history by helping to transform screenprinting, traditionally a commercial process, into a medium for fine art. Her efforts, part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program of arts patronage, enabled artists to put low-cost art in the hands of a mass audience.

Olds’s prints used humor, satire, and a socially conscious viewpoint to document American life during the unsettled 1930s. Gág’s work came from a more private place: a spinning wheel, tree, or sleeping cat was enough to ignite her one-in-a-million imagination

This exhibition celebrates these two Minnesota-grown artists with prints, drawings, and preparatory materials for their children’s books.

Mon Closed
Tue, Wed, & Sat 10am – 5pm
Thu & Fri 10am – 9pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Free admission

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
March 24 -
November 04, 2018
Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport
The exhibition celebrates the ideas embodied by the artists, poets and thinkers popular during the Aesthetic Movement (1870-1890), an important era of artistic experimentation here and abroad. The exhibition will feature a selection of furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, silver, paintings and costume illuminating the tenets of this “art for art’s sake” movement personified by its most influential impresario Oscar Wilde.

American poet and author Julia Ward Howe invited Oscar Wilde to speak at the Newport Casino Theater on July 15, 1882 as part of his grand North American lecture tour. The tour comprised 140 lectures in 260 days and stretched from New York to San Francisco. His lecture topic in Newport was “The Decorative Arts.”

Wilde’s tour manifested itself across the United States in raised awareness and interest in interior decoration. The style was influential in the Gilded Age, as it merged interests in traditional crafts – a precursor of the Arts & Crafts Movement – as well as the influence of industrial design and new technologies in manufacturing.

Bohemian Beauty draws upon the Preservation Society’s collections as well as significant loans from prominent museums and private collections.

Complimentary admission with Rosecliff ticket.

The Galleries at Rosecliff
548 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Exhibit New England
March 26 -
December 07, 2018
‘The art of freezing the blood’: Northanger Abbey, Frankenstein, & the Female Gothic
January 2018 marks two hundred years since Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking first novel Frankenstein was published anonymously. Shelley had wanted her work to ‘curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart’, and her thrilling account of creation, ambition, and monstrosity remains influential to this day. Shortly before, in December 1817, Jane Austen’s mock-Gothic Northanger Abbey appeared posthumously. In writing about the comic effects that reading too many ‘horrid’ novels had on a young and impressionable heroine, Austen turned her satirical eye on the Gothic craze that had swept Europe. Both novels provided fresh perspectives on the genre that had been delighting and horrifying audiences for over fifty years.

Alongside Shelley and Austen, many of the Gothic’s most successful practitioners were women. Most notably, Ann Radcliffe was a pioneer of the genre, who published five immensely popular novels between 1789 and 1797, and whose influence was far-reaching. Other lesser-known women writers such as Clara Reeve, Caroline Lamb, Regina Maria Roche, Eliza Parsons and Eleanor Sleath wrote Gothic works. They are often in conversation with one another or with male writers, and often neglected in the modern day. William Lane’s Minerva Press, established in 1790, published many female Gothic novelists, and these women also benefitted from circulating libraries which made their work widely available, from cheaply produced novellas or bluebooks, and from magazines, in which they published serial fiction in installments.

Our 2018 exhibition will explore this history, setting Shelley and Austen’s iconic novels in their female literary contexts, and placing rare editions of their novels alongside their lesser-known contemporaries.

Chawton House
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
April 06, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
“PICTURES OF THE YEAR: 75 YEARS OF THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY”
The exhibition is a groundbreaking photography show featuring seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International (POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions. These images depict the people and events that have defined our times, capturing war and peace, disaster and triumph, and the social and cultural shifts that have shaped the past 75 years. The pictures were selected from POYi’s archive of more than 40,000 photos, tracing the evolution of photojournalism from World War II to today.

This exhibit celebrating the 75th year of POYi is the third collaboration between the Newseum and Pictures of the Year International since the Newseum opened on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008. “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” will include a public program to open the exhibit, a daylong lineup of programs and activities for a Photo Day event, programs and panel discussions with award-winning photographers throughout the run of the exhibit and more.

Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 5pm

Adults, 19 - 64: $24.95 + tax
Seniors, 65 & older: $19.95 + tax
Youth, 7 - 18: $14.95 + tax
Children, 6 &d younger: Free
Prices subject to change without notice.

Discounts for military, college students, and AAA members are available only at our admissions desk with applicable ID (view details).

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
April 12 -
December 30, 2018
Murder He Wrote
Edward Gorey and the Art of the Mystery

The Edward Gorey House 2018 exhibit investigates Edward Gorey's life-long fascination for the murder mystery genre. Crime writers — specifically Agatha Christie — but also including Dorothy Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Josephine Tey, Michael Innes, Margery Allingham, Edmund Crispin, and Cecil Street among others, were the passion of a man who some might have considered to be somewhat passionless. As his father, Edward Leo Gorey, was at times a crime reporter for various Chicago papers we might actually say that crime writing literally ran through Gorey's blood.

Maybe as much as he loved cats, or ballet, or rocks, or elephants, or India ink, Edward Gorey loved a good mystery and it proved to be a very formative genre for him. As an illustrator/author, so many of Gorey's visual devices and narrative styles are drawn directly from the murder mystery handbook: distinctly British, vaguely interwar, genteel, understated, and savage (in a genteel, understated way). However, unlike Christie and the whole murderous brood of English crime writers, Gorey is also very funny.

Murder He Wrote reveals Gorey's strange world of suspicious characters, red herrings, and inconclusive revelations. It is a crosshatched black and white world of both rigid social class and brutal anarchy where nothing much happens — until it does. It is, in fact, a world very much like its author: brimming with false clues and mystery.

The artwork in this exhibit features The Awdrey-Gore Legacy (1971) which is, among other things, a dissection of the components of a murder mystery as well as an homage to the genre. Gorey dedicated this book to Agatha Christie who died in 1976. It is not known whether she ever saw, or what she would have made of, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy or additional titles in the exhibit including The Other Statue (1968), The Deadly Blotter (1997) and The Helpless Doorknob (1989) among other works — some pieces never before publicly exhibited. Unknown is the whereabouts of a mysterious letter Agatha Christie sent to Edward possibly in response to a letter he sent her.

The contract, long established between mystery writers and their readers, is this: that disarray will be reassembled, like a puzzle, into a whole again. However, because this exhibit features the work of Gorey as a murder mystery writer, you can be pretty certain that this contract will be broken. Actually, you can count on it. The mystery of the Mystery is that it is a mystery — when drawn by Gorey. While reveling in this stuffy world of righted wrongs, Gorey is also a very contemporary human, leaving us with false clues and broken promises. Gorey constantly tears up the contract between himself and the reader, but in return the rewards can be satisfying and the bond strong. Gorey is always at his most engaging when he lets his reader fill in the blanks and draw conclusions. You his dear Reader are now in cahoots with the Writer and an active part of the landscape that hes drawn you into a strangely beautiful, odd, whimsical yet dangerous place.

In other words, welcome to the modern world.

HOURS:
April 12 to July 1:
Thu/Fri/Sat 11am - 4pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm

July 4 to Oct 7:
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 11am - 4pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm

Oct 12 to Dec 30:
Fri/Sat 11am - 4pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm

Edward Gorey House
8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouth Port, MA
Exhibit New England
April 14 -
October 07, 2018
Paddington™ Comes to America
This coming April, The Carle is proud to be the first American museum to feature the beloved bear in Paddington™ Comes to America. From 32 Windsor Gardens in London, Paddington brings with him stories of humor, compassion, and marmalade. The exhibition commemorates the 60th anniversary of the first book by Michael Bond, A Bear Called Paddington. Fifteen novels, numerous publishing formats, two television series and two successful movies have ensured the loveable bear from Darkest Peru remains as popular as ever. Original art by Paddington’s various illustrators—Peggy Fortnum, Fred Banbery, Ivor Wood, David McKee, Barry Macey, and R.W. Alley—provides comparisons of the iconic bear over time. Guests can “travel” to Paddington’s favorite sites in London posted around the gallery, stamping special London bus passes at each location.

Tue – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
April 21 -
December 31, 2018
"The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945."

$20.00 joint admission ticket

FDR Presidential Library & Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 01 -
October 19, 2018
William Birch, Ingenious Artist, His Life, His Philadelphia Views, And His Legacy
Through watercolors, enamels, manuscripts, books, and prints, some of which have never before been exhibited, we will explore the life and work of one of the most important artists of the Federal period, William Birch (1755-1834).

Birch established himself in London as a miniaturist and a graphic artist before immigrating to Philadelphia, where he published the first two American books of engraved views. The City of Philadelphia in the Year 1800 captures the spirit of the cultural and political capital of the new nation and remains a cornerstone of Philadelphia iconography. His second book, The Country Seats of the United States (1808), brought to America the ideal of the country house in a picturesque landscape, a vision that persists to this day.

Mon - Fri 9am - 4:45pm

Free & open to the public

Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 11, 2018 -
March 10, 2019
Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Silhouettes—cut paper profiles—were a hugely popular and democratic form of portraiture in the 19th century, offering virtually instantaneous likenesses of everyone from presidents to those who were enslaved. The exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” explores this relatively unstudied art form by examining its rich historical roots and considering its forceful contemporary presence. The show features works from the Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection of silhouettes, such as those by Auguste Edouart, who captured the likenesses of such notable figures as John Quincy Adams and Lydia Maria Child, and at the same time, the exhibition reveals how contemporary artists are reimagining silhouettes in bold and unforgettable ways.

Highlights of the historical objects include a double-silhouette portrait of a same-sex couple and a rarely seen life-size silhouette of a nineteen-year-old enslaved girl, along with the bill of her sale from 1796. The featured contemporary artists are Kara Walker, who makes panoramic silhouettes of plantation life and African American history; Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff, who cuts paper to make life-size sculptures depicting a children’s Maypole dance; MacArthur-prize-winner Camille Utterback, who will present an interactive digital work that reacts to visitors’ shadows and movements; and Kumi Yamashita, who “sculpts” light and shadow with objects to create mixed-media profiles of people who are not there. With both historical and contemporary explorations into the silhouette, Black Out reveals new pathways between our past and present, particularly with regard to how we can reassess notions of race, power, individualism, and even, our digital selves.

Daily 11:30am - 7pm

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
May 24 -
November 11, 2018
Charles Dickens: Man of Science
In 1839, the writer and physiologist George Henry Lewes visited Charles Dickens at Doughty Street and examined his bookshelves. He left accusing Dickens of being ‘completely outside philosophy, science, and the higher literature’. For over 150 years, it was thought that Charles Dickens was either not interested in science, or was downright hostile to it. But Dickens's science was not the science of books or learned institutions; for Dickens, science mattered when it transformed lives by curing disease or cleaning streets, or opening up new vistas of wonder in a humdrum world.

Charles Dickens: Man of Science aims to reveal Dickens not only as a scientific enthusiast, but as the key communicator of science in the Victorian age. Displaying his writings alongside artefacts, instruments, and texts of the developing sciences, we share the story of Dickens’s friendships and scientific passions. Journeying through some of Dickens's favourite sciences - geology, thermodynamics, chemistry, and medicine - we reveal that what made him a great writer was precisely what made him a man of science.

10am - 5pm

Charles Dickens Museum
48-49 Doughty Street
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
May 25, 2018 -
September 30, 2020
ENDURING IDEALS: ROCKWELL, ROOSEVELT, & THE FOUR FREEDOMS
The first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell's iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom of Fear.

Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms explores the indelible odyssey of humanity’s greatest ideals.

The notion of the Four Freedoms has inspired dozens of national constitutions across the globe, yet Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration that the United States was willing to fight for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph envisioned by the President. As the nation found itself sliding ever closer to direct involvement in World War II, the underlying meaning of his words captured surprisingly little attention among Americans. Following his January 6, 1941, Annual Message to Congress, government surveys showed that only half of Americans were aware of FDR’s Four Freedoms and that less than a quarter could identify them correctly. Moreover, many had no clear idea why the United States was being called upon to enter the war.

It would take the continuous efforts of the White House, the Office of War Information, and scores of patriotic artists to give the Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among those was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in The Saturday Evening Post. Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s artworks soon became inseparable in the public consciousness, with millions of reproductions publicizing the Second War Loan Drive bringing the Four Freedoms directly into American homes and workplaces. When Eleanor Roosevelt convinced United Nations delegates to include these ideals in its postwar statement of human rights, FDR’s words—now forever entwined with Rockwell’s images—achieved immortality.

Born amid the turmoil of World War II, the Four Freedoms have since become one of its greatest legacies, a testament to the paramount importance of human rights and dignity. Brought forward by one of America’s greatest presidents and immortalized by one of its most beloved artists more than seventy-five years ago, the Four Freedoms continue to inspire, resonating across generations as strongly today as they did in their time.

CO-PRESENTING MAY 25, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2018:
ROOSEVELT HOUSE (REIMAGINING THE FOUR FREEDOMS)

OCTOBER 13, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019:
THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
DEARBORN, MI


FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - MAY 6, 2019:
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
701 21st Street, NW
WASHINGTON, DC


JUNE 4, 2019 - OCTOBER 27, 2019:
Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Général Eisenhower
CS 55026
14050 Caen Cedex 4
CAEN, FRANCE


DECEMBER 15, 2019 - MARCH 22, 2020:
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
1001 Bissonnet
HOUSTON, TEXAS


FALL 2020:
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
STOCKBRIDGE, MA


The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 01 -
October 28, 2018
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
This exhibition will explore the full breadth of Tolkien’s unique literary imagination from his creation of Middle-earth, the imagined world where The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and his other works are set, to his life and work as an artist, poet, medievalist and scholar of languages.

For the first time since the 1950s, an unprecedented array of Tolkien materials from the UK and the USA will be reunited in Oxford and displayed together in this seminal exhibition. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will feature manuscripts, artwork, maps, letters and artefacts from the Bodleian’s foremost Tolkien Archive, the Tolkien Collection at Marquette University in the USA and from private collections. The exhibition will delight both Tolkien fans as well as scholars, families and visitors of all ages.

Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
June 02 -
December 30, 2018
DAVID LEVINTHAL: WAR, MYTH, DESIRE
David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire is the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in more than twenty years. The exhibition will include nearly 200 prints, along with related books and ephemera, giving visitors a unique opportunity to consider Levinthal’s most recent work alongside key works from the full scope of his career.

Since the mid-1970s, David Levinthal has been exploring the relationship between photographic imagery and the fantasies, myths, events, and characters that shape contemporary America’s mental landscape. The exhibition will include photographs from all of his major series to date—the best-known of which include Hitler Moves East (1972–75), Modern Romance (1983–85), The Wild West (1986–89), Desire (1991–92), Blackface (1995–98), Barbie (1997–98), Baseball (1998–2004), and History (2010–15)—in addition to never-before-exhibited outtakes, commissions, and archival materials.

Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 5pm

Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $13
Students (with ID) $5
Ages 5-17 $5
Ages 4 & under Free
Members Free

Main Galleries
Eastman Museum
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 11 -
October 01, 2018
Dreams of Art & Glory, Book Craft by the Roycrofters
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) founded Roycroft, a reformist community of craftspeople and artists in East Aurora, New York in 1895. Unable to find a publisher for his work, Hubbard founded a private press to print the book himself. Influenced by the ideas of English designer, printer, and Socialist William Morris, Hubbard expanded his Roycrofters community to include other craftspeople, such as furniture makers, metalsmiths, and leathersmiths. This exhibition at the John J. Burns Library focuses on the work of the bookbinding and printing shops, and features holdings from the Boston College Libraries that highlight Roycrofter artisan designs, including the modest Little Journeys pamphlet series, beautifully printed and hand decorated text blocks, and books in stunning modelled leather bindings.

9am - 5pm

Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA
Exhibit New England
June 12 -
October 07, 2018
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire
See Ed Ruscha's modern take on the cyclical nature of civilisation, evocative of Thomas Cole's series of the same name

Ed Ruscha (1937–) has shaped the way we see the American landscape over the span of his influential six-decade career. Elegant, highly distilled, and often humorous, Ruscha’s work conveys a unique brand of visual American zen.

In 2005, Ruscha was asked to represent the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale. Dealing with the theme of "progress, or the course of progress," Ruscha's Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous painting cycle of 1833–36, 'The Course of Empire', concurrently on display in the Ground Floor Galleries.

Unlike Cole’s grandiose vision of the rise and fall of a classical civilisation, Ruscha’s ‘Course of Empire’ focuses on the industrial buildings of Los Angeles – simple, box-like, utilitarian structures with no pretension to beauty but redolent of economic might and global reach.

Free admission

Room 1
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
June 15, 2018 -
June 02, 2019
Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum. Included will be portraits of such iconic figures as activist and reformer Dorothea Dix, entrepreneur and showman P. T. Barnum with Tom Thumb, Seneca Chief Governor Blacksnake, U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and artist Alfred Waud.

Daily 11:30am - 7pm

Free admission

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 15 -
October 21, 2018
Formation: A Juried Exhibition of the Guild of Book Workers
Formation includes 50 works by members of the Guild of Book Workers. These works span the genre of “book arts”, including artist books, fine bindings, and broadsides. The exhibition is juried by three outstanding artists and Guild members – Sarah Smith, Coleen Curry, and Graham Patten. The exhibition will travel to five locations around the country, beginning at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and closing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. The annual Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence conference will coincide with the show being at MCBA, hopefully providing opportunity for added conversation and exposure of the world of book production to a larger community of people.

OPENING RECEPTION
Fri, June 22nd 6pm - 8pm

Mon – Sat 9:30am - 6:30pm
Tue 9:30am - 9pm
Sun noon - 4pm

Free admission, open to the public

Main Gallery
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
(first floor of the Open Book building)
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Exhibit Midwest
June 22 -
October 28, 2018
Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
The first exhibition to look at the role of photography in Homer’s artistic practice.

Winslow Homer and the Camera brings together over 130 objects by the artist across all mediums, ranging from master paintings to oil studies, drawings, prints, and photographs created in the United States and during his travels to Europe and the Caribbean. This comprehensive survey was inspired by the BCMA’s 2013 acquisition of a camera once owned by Homer and presents new research drawn in part from the museum’s extensive collection of works by the artist.

Winslow Homer maintained a lifelong fascination and engagement with the medium of photography. The featured paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and photographs reveal insights into Homer’s artistic process and add an important new dimension to an appreciation of this pioneering American painter.

The exhibition will present a full picture of the artist’s working methods and will include noteworthy archival objects, such as three wooden mannequins, his palette and watercolor brushes, his walking stick and fishing net, and two of the three cameras he owned in his lifetime. Homer acquired his first cameras during a two-year sojourn abroad in England, a trip he took in his mid-forties seeking a new direction in his art. Upon his return in 1882, scholars noted a demonstrable change in his style of painting and choice of subjects. Taking this shift and the artist’s penchant for experimentation across mediums as a point of departure, Winslow Homer and the Camera questions how new visual technology impacted the artist’s production and engagement with subjects and unveils how photography became increasingly a part of Homer’s visual investigation and broader creative practice.

Free & open to the public

Keynote lecture by Frank Goodyear and Dana Byrd at 4:00pm
Kresge Auditorium
Visual Arts Center

Followed by a reception at the Museum of Art

Halford Gallery, Center Gallery, John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery, Focus Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
June 23 -
October 28, 2018
Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice. As one attuned to appearances and how to represent them, Homer understood that photography, as a new technology of sight, had much to reveal. This exhibition thus adds an important new dimension to our appreciation of this pioneering American painter, demonstrating his recognition that photography did not undermine, but instead complemented his larger artistic interests.

Major support for this exhibition and catalogue is provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, the Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund, the Stevens L. Frost Endowment Fund, the Becker Fund for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Peter J. Grua ’76 and Mary G. O’Connell ’76, the Devonwood Foundation, Robert and Elisabeth Freson, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support has been provided by the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Charles and Elizabeth Lyman, Judy Glickman Lauder, Steven P. Marrow ’83, P’21 and Dianne A. Pappas P’91, Lee Sprague, John A. Gibbons, Jr. ’64 and Lile R. Gibbons P’88, ’91, ’93 and ’96, the Karl R. Philbrick Art Museum Fund, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Betsy Evans Hunt, the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Patricia Brown, and an anonymous donor.

EVENTS:
"Revisiting Winslow Homer: A Conversation with the Curators"

June 23, 20184:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Keynote lecture to open the major exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting" by Frank Goodyear and Dana E. Byrd.

Reception to celebrate the exhibition "Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting"

June 23, 20185:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Reception and family activities celebrate the major exhibition, "Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting" at the Museum of Art.

Bowdoin International Music Festival at the Museum of Art

June 28, 201811:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Faculty from the Bowdoin International Music Festival perform at the Museum of Art

Halford Gallery, Center Gallery, John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery, Focus Gallery, Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME
Exhibit New England
June 26 -
October 28, 2018
Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists
Artists' books occupy a creative space between traditional books and contemporary works of art, challenging what a book can be. This highly visual and experiential presentation of some of the most lively and surprising works from the Research Institute's extensive collections focuses on artists' books that can be unpacked, unfolded, unfurled, or disassembled. They are made to be displayed on the wall or deployed as sculptures or installations. The exhibition seeks to provoke new inquiry into the nature of art and to highlight the essential role that books play in contemporary culture.

Free admission

10am – 5:30pm
*Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm
Mon CLOSED

* Extended hours until August 31, 2018

Research Institute Galleries I and II
Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive (at N. Sepulveda Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
June 26 -
October 08, 2018
African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s
This exhibition will present more than one hundred and fifty studio portraits of African Americans from the mid-twentieth century, part of an important recent acquisition by The Met. Produced by mostly unidentified makers, the photographs are a poignant, collective self portrait of the African American experience during the 1940s and 1950s—a time of war, middle-class growth, and seismic cultural change.

Free with museum admission

Gallery 852
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 26 -
October 14, 2018
Face to Face: Portraits of Artists
Strike a pose.

Billie Holiday with her pit bull. Jacob Lawrence in his Coast Guard uniform. Georgia O’Keeffe with her Model A Ford. See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative subjects in this stunning collection of rare photographs from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition features works by Dorothy Norman, Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Alice O’Malley, and many others who captured some of the most fascinating artists and performers of the past 150 years.

Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm
Wed & Fri (open until 8:45pm)
Closed Monday except some holidays*

*Open New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Christmas Eve
Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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

Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
June 29, 2018 -
August 31, 2019
Baseball Americana
Americans had been playing baseball long before they agreed on the rules or even settled on how to spell it.

Base-Ball (1787)
base-ball (1799)
base ball (1818)
Base Ball (1845)
baseball (1899)

They didn't always call it baseball either—in some places it was known simply as "town ball" or, more generically, "round ball." No matter what form it has taken, baseball—and its close fraternal twin, softball—has endured. But it hasn't stayed the same in anyone's lifetime. Former major leaguer and announcer Bob Uecker, on hearing the phrase "emotional distress" to describe poor hitting, observed, "When I played, they didn't use fancy words like that. They just said I couldn't hit."

Baseball Americana features items from the Library of Congress collections and those of its lending partners to consider the game then and now—as it relates to players, teams, and the communities it creates. Although baseball has stayed true to many of its customs, it has also broken with tradition through the invention, competition, and financial interests that still make it the most played sport in the country.

8:30am - 4:30pm

South Gallery, 2nd Floor
Library of Congress Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 15, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Sense of Humor
Humor may be fundamental to human experience, but its expression in painting and sculpture has been limited. Instead, prints, as the most widely distributed medium, and drawings, as the most private, have been the natural vehicles for comic content. Drawn from the National Gallery of Art’s collection, Sense of Humor celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The exhibition includes major works by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Jacques Callot, William Hogarth, James Gillray, Francisco Goya, and Honoré Daumier, as well as later examples by Alexander Calder, Red Grooms, Saul Steinberg, Art Spiegelman, and the Guerrilla Girls.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 6pm

Free admission

West Building, Ground Floor
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Avenue NW ((between 3rd & 9th Streets)
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 20 -
November 25, 2018
Bound to Amaze: Inside a Book-Collecting Career
This focus exhibition celebrates the vision of Krystyna Wasserman, curator emerita, who assembled NMWA’s collection of more than 1,000 artists’ books over a thirty-year period. Although Wasserman also procured exquisite texts made through the time-honored processes of printing and binding, Bound to Amaze centers on her discovery of books created through inventive techniques such as carving, piercing, pleating, and curling.

A number of featured works are dramatically sculptural in form, made from materials including linen, wood, and semi-precious stone. With subjects ranging from Shakespeare’s Desdemona to the pleasures of eating, the books also reveal Wasserman’s love of drama and whimsy. This presentation offers a glimpse into her curatorial process, focusing on the friendships she has built with artists through the years based on their shared passion for the book art genre.

Recently retired from the museum, Wasserman first served as director of NMWA’s Library and then as a curator of contemporary art. Through her expert work, the museum has become a world-renowned repository for artists’ books. Bound to Amaze includes many visitor favorites along with new acquisitions being exhibited for the first time.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

Teresa Lozano Long Gallery
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
July 30 -
November 30, 2018
Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
Although digital images dominate visual culture today, the photobook remains a meaningful and thriving form. A deliberate, ordered, and sometimes narrative arrangement of photographic images bound in a book with little or no text, the photobook is an intimate presentation from photographer to viewer, one on one. This selection of photobooks and photo zines, created by an international group of women artists in the last ten years, embodies essential truths told through eclectic visual vocabularies. The images encompass coldly objective photographs of American locations of mythic importance, digital photos snapped through a car window, and prints resulting from experiments with expired photo paper.

Mon – Fri 10am – 12pm
Sun 1pm – 5pm

The Library and Research Center
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 03 -
November 25, 2018
Audubon, Then and Now
In 1826 when John James Audubon turned 41, his wife encouraged him to travel to England to find innovative ways to reproduce over 300 watercolor bird studies into one of the most important projects in art history. The iconic images of this painter, printmaker, publisher and naturalist remain relevant for the artists and art lovers of today. The Biggs Musuem is proud to display over 50 original Audubon prints made for his two best-known publications, the monumental Birds of America and the ambitious Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Rarely seen hand-painted etchings from the collections of Winterthur Museum and Library and lithographs from the Huntsville Museum of Art will illuminate Audubon's ideas about scientific examination, depicting birds and animals within the emerging United States and their relationship to the vast wildernesses of early America.

Modern opinions of Audubon's legacy will also be explored with displays of artworks by living artists influenced by this paragon of 19th century naturalist art.

Tue - Sat 9am - 4:30pm
Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm

General admission: $10
Members: Free
Seniors (60+): $8
Children under 12, & students with ID: Free
Companions or care persons of people with disabilities are free

Briggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 04 -
October 28, 2018
Zen Tales: The Art of Jon J. Muth
This exhibition is a retrospective featuring original art from the 2006 Caldecott honoree Jon J Muth whose watercolor art has been called "quietly life-changing" by The New York Times. He is the author and artist of The Three Questions and the bestselling picture book Zen Shorts, as well as a Gold Medal winner from the Society of Illustrators for his illustrations in Come On, Rain! This exhibition will feature Muth's works done in watercolor along with his work in gouache, pastel and ink. His art is heart-warming and each of the books takes the reader on a spiritual journey. The pieces in this exhibition have been grouped into three sections: Tales from around the World, Poems to Learn by Heart (includes two of the books he collaborated with Caroline Kennedy), and Adventures of Stillwater and Koo (includes all the Zen books).

Muth has had a lifelong interest in Asian Studies, including tai chi chuan, sumi ink drawing and chado, "the way of tea". His studies have included stone sculpture and sho (brush calligraphy) in Japan. As a young man, Muth studied with two different artists: a romantic realist and a Neo-Dadaist poet. Muth had his first one man show at the age of eighteen and now exhibits his work internationally. For over twenty years Muth put pictures and words together in comics and graphic novels; culminating in the industry's highest honor, an Eisner Award for "The Mystery Play". In 1996 he was invited by Japanese publisher, Kodansha to write and draw an original story for them. "Imaginary Magnitude" was published monthly for and ran for three years. Jon J Muth's books have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

"Little events - leaves falling in a circle, the owl sitting just outside my window last week, the coat thrown over a chair that reminds you of your grandfather - is what my work is trying to celebrate. These moments are life's way of beautifully punctuating our being here, and they are with all of us." ~ Jon Muth

Mon CLOSED
Tue - Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm

Adults: $15
Groups of 10 or more: $13
Seniors (65+): $8
College Students: $5 with valid ID
Children Ages 4-17: $5
Active Duty Military: FREE with valid ID
Military Veterans: FREE with valid ID
Ages 3 and Under: FREE
Members: Members are always FREE!

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
Exhibit South
August 07, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur’an
One of the most elaborately illuminated copies of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible created in the Middle Ages, the Rothschild Pentateuch is the first Hebrew manuscript to be added to the collection of the Getty Museum. Its acquisition allows the Getty for the first time to represent the medieval art of illumination in sacred texts of the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, founded in that order. These religions trace their belief in the singular God to a common patriarch, the figure of Abraham (Ibrahim). Practitioners of all three religions have been called people of the book for their shared belief in the primacy of the divine word as conveyed through sacred scripture. Copies of the Torah, Christian Bible, and Qur’an are among the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, represented in this exhibition by three remarkable examples.

Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
Closed Monday

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
August 10, 2018 -
January 04, 2019
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
Pushing the Envelope features mail art selected from the collections of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

Beginning in the 1960s, artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art. Mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants use the mail to make art and share it with others. With letters, postcards, and packages—as well as material that tested the limits of what could be posted—mail artists circumvent traditional elite modes of display and distribution (such as museums and commercial galleries) in favor of the more accessible space of the modern post. Utilizing the commonness and interconnectedness of postal networks, they interrogated the inequities of the global art market and national regulations regarding culture and communications, creatively sidestepping the art market and, in many instances, eluding government censors. Examining how mail art has worked across divergent cultural circumstances—from McCarthy-era America, to Soviet Poland, to Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet—this exhibition engages issues of circulation, collaboration, and community in and among specific national contexts during the second half of the twentieth century.

11:30am – 7pm

Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture, 1st floor
8th & F Streets NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 11, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance
The first major exhibition drawn from the Ransom Center's Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection. Featuring more than 150 objects, the exhibition presents Ruscha's celebrated books, photographs, drawings, and prints alongside unpublished archival production materials, layout sketches, and studio notebooks.

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance examines the stages of conception, design, and production leading to the publication of Ruscha's groundbreaking artist's books, and provides audiences with an unprecedented look into Ruscha's creative process.

At the same time, Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance explores Ruscha's persistent engagement with the artifacts of American popular culture, including vernacular architecture, commercial signage, the iconography of the road, and the manufactured romance of Hollywood. The exhibition explores the ways in which the motifs introduced in those landmark books—motifs such as the gasoline station, the apartment building, the palm tree, and the swimming pool—have inspired later works in other media.

Mon - Wed, & Fri 10am – 5pm
Thu 10am – 7pm
Sat & Sun Noon – 5pm

Free admission

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (21st & Guadalupe Streets)
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 18, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
Biblical texts have changed in their format, in modes of interpretation, and in ways of presentation over the millennia. Included in this exhibition is the largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas.

The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the physical Bible, the development of scholarly methods of biblical analysis, and the refinement of multiple ways to convey biblical learning, often to people of limited literacy. The highlight of the exhibition is the creation, in Spain at the end of the Middle Ages, of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible with its elaborate multilingual printing press fonts.

The Complutensian Polyglot can be traced back to a university in north-central Spain, the Universidad Complutense at Alcalá de Henares which relocated to Madrid during the 19th century.

This renaissance university was the creation of Cardinal Francisco Ximénes (1436‒1517), a former hermit who became the chaplain of Christopher Columbus's patroness Queen Isabella of Castille. Ximénes was a statesmen and reformer who believed that a proper understanding of the Bible could lead to a reformed Christianity. To that end he diverted whatever funds he could gather into his new university whose major project would be to create an edition of the Bible that, thanks to the new printing press technology, could make the word of God available in all the major biblical source languages.

The first part of the exhibit will attempt to show how the material Bible came to exist as it does. The second part of the exhibit attempts to reveal not only the sophistication of pre-modern biblical scholarship but also how it relates to academic traditions today.

The final section of the exhibition will be devoted to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, whose pages are laid out to include bible passages in four columns in different languages: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Aramaic. The Complutensian Polyglot Bible will be presented as the culmination of a long tradition of themes related to multilingual, cross cultural, biblical scholarship, which will and demonstrate how the future was transformed by the technology of the printing press.

The exhibition features a variety of bibles and their colorful illuminations that focus on biblical scholarship over 1,000 years and its relationship to the development of western civilization in the middle ages.

Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm

Free admission

Museum of Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 20 -
November 09, 2018
Nautical Fiction – Covers, Colors, and Contents
David Wingfield Pettus has been collecting books for more than 45 years. In that time he has assembled what many believe to be the most comprehensive collection of nautical fiction in the world.

Like many collectors, his primary focus is on the great literature contained within the covers of the rare volumes he acquires. But, again, like most collectors, he cannot help but be attracted to the bindings, the illustrations, and evocative ephemera that naturally come his way in the course of his collecting.

This Book Club exhibit is dedicated to a selection of those items – visually resonant pieces that particularly compliment David’s love of the sea, the ship, and the sailor – art and artifacts that convey the adventure, loneliness, and beauty found on the “endless immensity of the sea”.

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Exhibit West
August 20 -
December 14, 2018
The Pietists
Pietism was a reform movement within seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch and German Protestantism that expanded to Great Britain, North America, and around the world. The context for the development and growth of Pietism can be traced to a war of words and one of the most devastating wars in European history.

Following the deaths of Martin Luther (1483–1546) and Jean Calvin (1509–1564), the focus of Protestantism shifted from fomenting change to consolidating gains. The early reformers had championed the message of salvation by faith through grace. The next generation pursued an acrimonious quest to define this saving faith. By the early seventeenth century it seemed to some that Christianity was becoming more an intellectual exercise than a lived reality. Others wondered why the changes brought on by the Reformation had done little to improve the morality of individuals and of society.

Concurrent with these developments, the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648) left Europe depopulated and demoralized. An era of religious disillusionment followed. Within Protestantism some who sought a more experiential and ethical approach to faith began looking back to the teachings of Christ, the early church, and later mystics for guidance. Through their preaching, teaching, and writings, they initiated a “religion of the heart” movement called Pietism.

Pietism’s spirituality was rooted in the transformative inner experience of spiritual rebirth (conversion) through which the Holy Spirit acts to foster a godly way of living (sanctification). Pietists stressed the application of faith (love of God and neighbor) more than the quest for doctrinal purity and uniformity. They valued Bible study for guidance while seeking new inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Pietists also emphasized the concept of the priesthood of believers and applied it to both women and men. They viewed evangelism and good works as tools through which God would transform the world.

This exhibition presents works from Bridwell Library Special Collections written by precursors to and leaders of the Pietist movement in The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These historical materials illustrate the theological and geographic diversity of the movement during its period of greatest influence, from the late seventeenth century until the early nineteenth century.

PANEL PRESENTATION on the history and impact of Pietism
Fri, Oct 12th 3pm, free to the public

Refreshments will follow at 4pm
Guided tours of The Pietists will begin at 2pm & 4pm.
RSVP for the event is required

Speakers: Ted A. Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology, Rev. Walt Marcum, Associate Minister at Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Rev. Timothy S. Binkley, Archivist at Bridwell Library and curator of the exhibition, The Pietists.

The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries
Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
August 22 -
November 16, 2018
Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist
The exhibition presents more than 120 photographs by Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958). Ranging in date from 1903 to 1946, the exhibition includes his earliest photographs with later works from his career, demonstrating similarities as well as refinement in subject matter, style, and aesthetic exploration. Comparing Weston’s photographs created when he was a teenager through his early 20s with his later masterworks, it demonstrates the evolution of his singular vision, finding essential forms in his subjects and perfecting his hallmark sense of composition. The early works are from photo albums compiled by Weston’s first wife, Flora Chandler Weston, and later given to their children. The subjects are primarily family members and landscapes. The later photographs are lent by the Monterey Museum of Art and Monterey Peninsula College, both in California, and the selection includes several of Weston’s iconic images.

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA
Exhibit South
August 23 -
November 11, 2018
Ok, I'll Do it Myself: Narratives of Intrepid Women in the American Wilderness
Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection, New York

This exhibition's selection of one hundred and forty-five books, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia by one hundred and one women and one man, dating from 1682 to 2015, reflect the sweep of women's experiences in the American wilderness. They range from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (1705), Maria Sibylla Merian's monumental study of the flora and fauna of Surinam, hand-printed and probably hand-colored by her, to sharpshooter and entertainer Annie Oakley's travel trunk and gloves, and a souvenir envelope with a one-inch red heart through which she shot from a distance of twenty feet.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Library Service at Columbia University, Caroline Schimmel has gathered almost 24,000 narratives and representations of women in the American wilderness—from North Pole to South—over the past forty-five years. The fiction component of her collection, apart from items in this exhibition, was donated to Penn in 2014. She continues to seek and document these known and unknown intrepid women, in both fact and fiction.

And, remember, "Anonymous" is most likely a woman.

8:30am - 9pm

CONFERENCE
Thu, Sep 6th 4pm - 8pm
Fri, Sep 7th 9:30am - 6pm
6th floor
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center

1st & 6th floors
Kamin & Goldstein Family Galleries
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of PA
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 23, 2018 -
March 31, 2019
Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection
Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition’s intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. (This exhibition contains sexually explicit content. Viewer discretion is advised.)


Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that declares, "You’re seeing less than half the picture without the vision of women artists and artists of color." Spanning almost one hundred years, the exhibition focuses on historical and contemporary work by more than fifty artists who combine message and medium to engage with political and social issues. Often radical and inspiring, these artists advocate for their communities, their beliefs, and their hopes for equality amid popular or state-supported opposition.

The exhibition showcases pointed artworks by Vito Acconci, Beverly Buchanan, Sue Coe, Renee Cox, Nona Faustine, Harmony Hammond, the Guerrilla Girls, Käthe Kollwitz, An-My Lê, Yolanda López, Park McArthur, Zanele Muholi, Philip Pearlstein, Wendy Red Star, Joan Semmel, Dread Scott, Nancy Spero, Betty Tompkins, Andy Warhol, the Artists’ Poster Committee of Art Workers Coalition, and Taller de Gráfica Popular, among many others.

Mon & Tue CLOSED
Wed, Fri - Sun 11am – 6pm
Thu 11am – 10pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 28 -
December 02, 2018
All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court
The Renaissance courts of Europe were meant to dazzle—courtiers feasting at lavish tables and knights in gleaming armor might spring to mind. Life at court was certainly lavish, but everything from prayer to the display of heraldry was governed by complex codes of conduct. Even leisure activities such as hunting and jousting were subject to strict social hierarchies. Yet, opulence was everywhere. This exhibition explores how the luxury arts, from illuminated manuscripts to textiles, helped construct the identities of the court elite.

Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
Closed Monday

Free admission

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
August 28 -
December 14, 2018
Things Aren’t What They Seem: Forgeries and Deceptions From the University of Delaware Collections
Forgeries—false works claimed to be genuine—that were once deemed as worthless frauds and criminal acts can serve as valuable artifacts today. In this exhibition, discover the history and value of outright forgeries, historic practical jokes and cases of mistaken identity within Special Collections and Museums by exploring how and why these forgeries were made, and how they were debunked. With fraudulent manuscripts, forged artworks, imitation minerals and “modern” antiquities that imitate ancient artifacts, the exhibition features objects that span centuries and cover a variety of media. Literary forgeries include pirated editions, books with false authorship and historic hoaxes. “Creative forgeries” are also on view, including those created by T. J. Wise, a formerly respected bibliographer who used his standing to create and sell unrecorded, so-called first editions of popular English authors.

Special Collections Gallery, 2nd floor
Morris Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
August 31, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft
Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects...from crystal balls and magic mirrors to witch bottles and curse poppets

Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful and mysterious (exquisitely engraved rings to bind a lover and medieval books of ritual magic), to the deeply moving confessions of women accused of witchcraft.

The exhibition asks us to examine our own beliefs and rituals, and aims to show how, even in this sceptical age, we still use magical thinking and why we might need a bit of magic in our lives.

To illuminate the links between past and present, specially commissioned works by contemporary artists provide dramatic responses to the themes of the show, conjuring demons, flames and the scuttling of malignant spirits.

adult £12.25
Ashmolean Members Free

Tue - Sun 10am – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Open until 8pm on the last Friday of the month

Ashmolean
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
September 01 -
December 16, 2018
Eye on the West: Photography and the Contemporary West
The North American West has been inhabited for millennia, but our vision of its history and cultures has been shaped, perhaps disproportionally, by the modern invention of photography. Eye on the West showcases photographs made since 1960 and encourages viewers to consider the continuing relationship between the region and the medium, to think about the ways that photographers influence our understanding of the contemporary West, its people and its places.

Eye on the West does not propose a grand narrative about the contemporary West or American photography so much as it strives to encourage contemplation and inquiry. The photographs on the ground floor are arranged by broad themes: The Land, Marks on the Land, Working, Ceremony, Family, Development, Infrastructure, Activism, Conflict, Recreation, Destruction, Remnants, and Regrowth. The curved cases at the head of the stairs on the mezzanine are devoted to portraits: Faces of the West and Children of the West. Photobooks as well as seventeen large-format photographs are also displayed on the mezzanine.

Eye on the West features 158 photographs by 20 photographers in the Beinecke Library collections.

The photographers represented in Eye on the West work within a documentary tradition that has been a feature of Western photography since the nineteenth century. They make photographs to share with others what they have seen, or perhaps more directly, what the world looks like to them. Their work is rooted in specificity, anchored in the concrete. Their images present us with opportunities to see people, places, or events outside our field of vision, to see something we have overlooked, or, perhaps, to see differently a scene we have viewed without comprehension. As artists, they do not copy the world; they create an intervention that stands between us and the world, an intervention that encourages us to see, feel, and think differently about the world as the result of seeing the image they have created.

To supplement the original images on view, we have provided a digital extension of the exhibition. The high-definition touch-screen display on the mezzanine offers the opportunity to explore biographical sketches of the photographers in the exhibition and view more than three hundred images of their work. If you like what you see, please visit the reading room to explore our collections in depth.

Mon 10am - 7pm
Tue - Thu 9am - 7pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat (Exhibitions only) 12pm - 5pm
Sun (Exhibitions only) 12pm - 4pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
September 01, 2018 -
February 28, 2019
In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis
In this free, focus exhibition that complements the temporary exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, contemporary photographer Will Wilson (Diné) presents an authentic, twenty-first century depiction of Indigenous culture through his photography, even allowing his subjects to choose the pose, clothing, props, and context of each photograph. This exhibition will also feature photographs from Edward Curtis, who traveled throughout the western United States between 1907 and 1930 to photograph traditions and cultures of Native American peoples. The photographs of Wilson and Curtis in conversation offer a chance to see different depictions of Native peoples and to think critically about how they have been portrayed in photography over the past century.

Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm
Mon 11am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 11am - 9pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR
Exhibit South
September 04 -
October 28, 2018
Bibliophile
To coincide with start of a new school year, Panopticon Gallery presents Bibliophile, a studious exhibition for lovers of photography and the printed page. This show features works by Thomas Allen, Carolyn Hampton, Sean Kernan, Aline Smithson, Mark Douglas, Fawn Potash, and Thomas Marr. These photographers turn their cameras toward their libraries, bringing unique perspectives and photographic processes to the book as subject.

Included among the contemporary images of books are Thomas Marr’s historic photographs of Boston’s buildings that house them. In his photographs of the Boston Athenæum at the turn of the last century, Marr shows us the stacks and reading rooms of one of the country’s oldest private libraries. These images are exhibited next to anonymous photographs of the Boston Public Library’s long-forgotten basement bindery in the 1920s and views of the library’s famous exterior from Copley Square.

Personal libraries are seen in Aline Smithson’s retro bookshelf arrangements and Fawn Potash’s carefully stacked piles of stolen library books. Thomas Allen uses mid-century books and pulp fiction paperbacks to transform still life into theatrical tableaus. The figures literally leap off of the pages to enact the dramatic scenes. In Carolyn Hampton’s photograph “The Lonely Bookkeeper,” a flurry of pages swirl magically around an archivist’s desk. Interested in the material qualities of paper and ink, Mark Douglas creates beautifully delicate abstract lith photographs of the rippled pages of water-damaged books. Whether you love books historic or contemporary, or admire them for their form or function, this exhibition contains something for every bibliophile’s library walls.

Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Panopticon Gallery
502c Commonwealth Avenue (Inside Hotel Commonwealth)
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
September 05, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections
This is the very first exhibition at the MMFA dedicated to the books of hours in medieval and Renaissance art offering a chance to discover an overlooked heritage through a remarkable selection of illuminations and bound manuscripts preserved in Quebec, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Books of hours were created for lay people and were popularized by the Christian faithful. These manuscripts were, for the most part, personalized and illuminated with miniature paintings―or illuminations―illustrating the life of Christ, the saints or the Virgin Mary. They incorporated a calendar of holy and religious feasts, passages from the gospels and prayers. The result of significant academic research, this exhibition comprises more than 50 artifacts (leaves, complete manuscripts, prints), which offer a closer look of these treasures gathered from seven collections.

Mon, Tue, & Thu - Sat 10am - 5pm
Wed 10am - 9pm

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380, Sherbrooke Street O
Montreal, QC
Exhibit International
September 07, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
The exhibition explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial quality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today. Curated by Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions, and Lily Wong, assistant curator.

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
September 07, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World
The Cincinnati Art Museum has been collecting Islamic calligraphy since the 1940s. These sumptuous works, with precisely articulated scripts that grace the page, explore the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world.

Richly illuminated folios from poetic and historic manuscripts will be displayed alongside pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets, and political decrees in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in each work’s creation. One can appreciate the symbiotic balance between paper size, script, ornamentation, and illumination in works that originate from a myriad of countries; including Iran, Turkey, India, Spain, and Syria. Discovering Islamic calligraphy through this collection reveals how the art of the book functioned as a vehicle to convey knowledge, disseminate the word of God, and legitimize empire.

Collecting Calligraphy celebrates a recent gift from JoLynn and Byron Gustin, Cincinnati residents and active museum patrons. This significant gift adds to our strengths in the calligraphic arts, an artform long prized by Islamic cultures and which has flourished from the seventh century through the present.

Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm
Thu 11am – 8pm

Free admission

Gallery 124 & Gallery 125
The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Gallery & Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell Gallery
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Exhibit Midwest
September 08, 2018 -
March 24, 2019
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50
This exhibition celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar, from its humble origins to one of the most iconic children’s books of all time. Published in 1969, the first edition was produced in Japan since printers in the U.S. could not affordably carry out the complex project of die-cut holes and irregularly-sized pages. With it, Carle transformed the traditional picture book into an interactive object, “a book you can play with, a toy you can read.”

A copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold somewhere in the world every thirty seconds! It has been translated into 62 languages, most recently Mongolian. Over the years, Carle has come to realize that his story is one of hope. “Like the caterpillar,” says Carle, “children will grow up and spread their wings.”

Tue – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, & Senior $6
Family (2 adults & 2 youth) $22.50

West Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
September 08 -
December 02, 2018
Framing Eugène Atget: Photography and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Eugène Atget trained his lens on the city and people of Paris for nearly four decades. The resulting photographic archive presents an enigmatic portrait of an evolving metropolis at the dawn of the twentieth century. This exhibition pairs over thirty photographs, printed from Atget’s glass plate negatives, with etchings, engravings, and lithographs by other artists to highlight photography’s role as a new medium of illustration in popular print media, architectural documentation, and the reproduction of artworks.

Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun 1pm - 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Third Thursday of every month
10am - 9pm

Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 08, 2018 -
February 03, 2019
Fantasies and Fairy Tales
Fantasies and Fairy Tales explores the role of fantasy and the recurrence of popular fairy tales, myths, and legends in the graphic arts in the years around 1900, incorporating select earlier examples as well as more recent works. Artists pushed the limits of their imaginations for different purposes. Fantasy was used to examine individual emotional and mental states, to visualize spiritual transcendence, and as a springboard for aesthetic experimentation and abstraction. Fairy tales, a public and shared form of fantasy, offered artists familiar narratives and characters they could use to explore individual fears and desires or collective hopes and dreams. Some works in this exhibition evoke a sense of terror and dread, while others offer a romantic vision of an invented or idealized past or focus on the enchantment of the world around us. In all these works, artists present a particular way of seeing that exceeds naturalistic representation.

Mon, Tue, Thu 11am – 5pm
Wed CLOSED
Fri 11am – 8pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 7pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 09 -
December 02, 2018
Storytelling: French Art from The Horvitz Collection
Storytelling unites two exhibitions selected from one of the world’s finest private collections of French art: Imaging Text: French Drawings for Book Illustration from The Horvitz Collection, and Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Paintings from The Horvitz Collection.

Storytelling will feature 60 drawings and 10 related prints for book illustration, created between the 16th and 19th centuries, as well as a selection of 10 paintings. With subjects ranging from mythological and religious scenes to more playful genre imagery, these stunning works offer a rich overview of the narrative tradition in French art.

Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Thurs until 8pm

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL
Exhibit South
September 12 -
November 03, 2018
Playing Soldier: The Books and Toys That Prepared Children for War, 1871-1918, from the collection of Richard Cheek
Learning to “play soldier,” boys were persuaded to admire and wish to become soldiers and sailors through books, toys, and printed ephemera related to military life and wartime experience. Published from 1871-1918, ABCs and picture books celebrated the armed forces. Story collections and novels highlighted daring wartime adventures, scientific studies revealed the “wonder” of military inventions, and history books and ballads emphasized the great battles. Fairy tales created heroes or heroines who could withstand or triumph over evil forces.

Once the Great War broke out, new genres developed to help children and teens adjust to the realities of a worldwide conflict. From satirical attacks against the enemy in picture books to stories of atrocities in propaganda pamphlets, there were also reassuring accounts of young heroes. “The books issued for the ‘duration’ are among the most creatively and movingly illustrated titles in the entire spectrum of military publications for children,” comments collector Richard Cheek who organized the presentation.

Mon – Sat 10am - 5pm

Free & open to the public

2nd floor Gallery
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 12 -
November 10, 2018
The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965
An exhibition of Italian postwar photography will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 12 through November 10, 2018. Through the lens of neorealism, The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965 explores how photographers documented daily realities during the two decades after World War II. The exhibition at Howard Greenberg is in conjunction with NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960, which opens in September in two exhibitions at New York University. Also in September, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring a selection of postwar images from their permanent collection. In addition, a new book, NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960 (Prestel) by Enrica Viganò, with a foreword by Martin Scorsese will be published in September.

Associated with cinematic and literary depictions of postwar conditions, photography’s embrace of neorealism illuminated the here and now of a country emerging from ruins, alive with vitality and hope. With print media outlets on the rise, photographers and their reportage played an integral role in picturing the postwar period when 1945, later termed “year zero,” was time for a new beginning. In graphic compositions that master line and shape, the images on view capture fleeting moments that become the seeds of longer imagined narratives. Humanist in nature, the beautifully printed images in the exhibition convey a concern with finding unusual stories in quotidian scenes.

Among the photographers in the exhibition are Carlo Bavagnoli, who photographed in working-class neighborhoods in Rome, and later contributed to Life magazine; Mario de Biasi, who began taking pictures in 1944 with a camera found in the rubble of Nuremberg; Sante Vittorio Malli, who dedicated himself to portraits and landscapes, and established the photo group, Il Naviglio, in 1956; Franco Pinna, who took his first photographs in Rome in 1944, during the arrival of the Allied troops; and Stefano Robino, an artist and designer known for his cultured and elegant style.

Independent curator and journalist Enrica Viganò has spent over a decade researching the phenomenon of Italian neorealism in photography and identifying important works and artists of the period. As she writes in an essay in the new book NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960, “This period of the country’s rebirth was characterized by an attempt at collective identification, a venture in which photography could play an essential role. The vision of the photographers dealt with genuine people, real landscapes, collective stories that vibrated with skin and soul.”

Tue - Sat 10am - 6pm

Opening reception Wed, Sep 12th 6pm - 8pm

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 13 -
November 30, 2018
Camera Woman Along the Medieval Pilgrimage Roads
This exhibit highlights the work of one of the most influential women photographers in the field of art history during the 20th century, Lucy Wallace Porter (1876–1962), wife of the Harvard medievalist Arthur Kingsley Porter (1883–1933). Although her husband has traditionally been celebrated as a legendary scholar and photographer, recent research shows that Lucy Porter deserves most of the of the credit for the latter. Her work with a large-format camera began during her honeymoon year in 1912–1913, when she and her husband conducted research in northern Italy for his book on Lombard Architecture (4 vols., New Haven, 1915–1917).

In 1949, Lucy Porter gifted the photographs which she and her husband had made during their European journeys to the library of Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum. This collection, now the Arthur Kingsley Porter Teaching and Research Collection, Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, consists of 26,500 black-and-white photographs. Approximately 11,710 of these were made by the two Porters. Lucy Porter’s photographic representations not only insert the work of a highly accomplished woman into the historiography of art history, thereby revising conventional views, but they also provide precious documentation of European medieval art and architecture as it appeared in the early decades of the 20th century and was experienced by the Porters. Many of the sites have since been altered through weathering or restoration.

daily 9am - 10pm

Fine Arts Library
1805 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
Exhibit New England
September 13, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
THE MOON From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
From painting to virtual reality, superstition to science, myths to missions, fantasies to space colonies, join Louisiana on a trip to the Moon – into space and into ourselves. ARTnews has already called THE MOON the most intriguing show of the season.

This large-scale exhibition at Louisiana highlights the role, the importance and the fascinating power of the Moon. The exhibition presents more than 200 works and objects—and show how the round white disc is reflected in our art and cultural history. From Galileo's moon map to Norman Foster's plans for 3D-printed moon bases.

The exhibition mixes art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design and natural science into a vibrant and diverse portrait of our closest neighbor in the sky. We encounter the Moon as a fundamental symbol and as a goal of romantic and artistic longings, scientific inquiry, existential issues—and the urge for political expansion.

With this exhibition, Louisiana commemorates the imminent 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon and also calls attention to a strong and renewed interest in the Moon both in art and as a springboard for a new Space Race with all its strategic and economic implications.

Tue - Fri 11am - 9pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
Holidays 11am - 5pm
Monday CLOSED

Adult 18+ DKK 125
Student DKK 110
Louisiana members free

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13
Humlebæk, SWEDEN
Exhibit International
September 14, 2018 -
February 16, 2019
Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico
This exhibition presents nearly fifty photographs by Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903–93), who played a critical role in Mexico’s modernist wave through her work as a photographer, educator, and curator. Picturing Mexico focuses on her personal artistic practice from the 1930s to the 1970s, when Álvarez Bravo traveled across the country producing iconic portraits of her fellow artists as well as lesser-known compositions that emphasize abstract form, pattern, and the play of light and shadow. Her pictures of people at work and at leisure, of buildings new and old, and of a diverse array of landscapes bring to life an era of profound transformation from the perspective of one of Mexico’s pioneering female photographers.

Wed, Thu & Sat 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 8pm

Free admission

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO
Exhibit Midwest
September 14 -
December 30, 2018
Dorothea Lange's America
The Great Depression was the catalyst for a tremendous outburst of creative energy in America’s photographic community. The devastation the country endured inspired a host of socially conscious photographers to capture the painful stories of the time. In Fall 2018, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will present Dorothea Lange’s America, an exhibition of original lifetime prints by the legendary documentary photographer.

Highlighting this exhibition are oversized exhibition prints of her seminal images from the Great Depression, including Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California from 1936—an emblematic picture that came to personify pride and resilience in the face of abject poverty in 1930s America. Lange’s photographs will be supplemented by photographs by other notable social documentarians of the era, including Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and Mike Disfarmer.

Tue – Sat 9:30am – 4:30pm
Sun 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, NC
Exhibit South
September 17 -
December 21, 2018
De monstris: An Exhibition of Monsters and the Wonders of Human Imagination
Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, Christopher Columbus, Ulisse Aldrovandi, and Mary Shelley are united by their writings on the subjects of monsters. Each of these authors crafted distinct visions of monstrosity in their own fields, inspiring the imagination of readers over the course of centuries. Together, the corpus of their texts also holds the answers to which other writers have turned in their quests to the lands of monsters.

This exhibition explores the textual and visual sources at the centre of the stories of monsters recounted in the pages of medieval encyclopedias, wonder books, cosmographies, compilations of travels, natural history volumes, medical texts, and other popular books unfettered by the wonders of the human imagination. Beyond showcasing the Fisher Library’s remarkable collections in the areas of history, medicine, science, and literature, one of the chief concerns of this exhibition is to follow the main themes in the history of monsters in the West. Among the highlights of these themes will be the monstrous peoples of the medieval tradition, the messages of prodigies of the Renaissance period, the invention of monsters in the Age of Exploration, the nature of monsters in light of Humanism, the complexity of human monstrosity in the scientific thought, and the conception of monsters as creative bodies.

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun CLOSED

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
University of Toronto Libraries
120 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Exhibit International
September 18, 2018 -
January 16, 2019
Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy
For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy will be the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic. It will trace the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy.

The first half of the exhibition will comprise works by artists who hew strictly to the public record, uncovering hidden webs of deceit—from the shell corporations used by New York's largest private landlord, interconnected networks encompassing politicians, businessmen, and arms dealers. In the second part, other artists will dive headlong into the fever dreams of the disaffected, creating fantastical works that nevertheless uncover uncomfortable truths in an age of information overload and weakened trust in institutions.

Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy will present an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art that is also an archaeology of our troubled times.

Mon CLOSED
Tue – Thu 10am – 5:30pm
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm
Sun 10am – 5:30pm

Adults $25
Seniors (65 & over) $17
Students $12
Members & Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free

4th Floor
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 21, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
From Ansel Adams to Infinity
Toward the end of his seven-decade career, the famed photographer Ansel Adams began focusing on his artistic legacy, writing an autobiography and issuing portfolios of his most famous and technically accomplished works.

Assisted by Carmel, Calif. gallery owner Maggi Weston, Adams reviewed more than 2,500 negatives of works originally made between 1923 and 1968 to issue a select group of prints representing his finest photographic accomplishments. Released in the early 1980s, these portfolios came to be known as the “Museum Set.” Collectors could purchase a large portfolio of 75 prints or choose their own group of 25 that Adams would print himself, with the stipulation the prints would eventually be donated to a museum or similar institution. One portfolio was acquired by the Stokes family of Hampton Roads who worked with Adams to select the works printed for the portfolio.

The Chrysler celebrates the donation of this portfolio with the exhibition From Ansel Adams to Infinity. Adams’ stunning black and white photographs of the Yosemite Valley and other dramatic Western sites are renowned for their unprecedented luminosity and tonal range, refinements Adams perfected through cutting edge photographic techniques and materials.

Ansel Adams stands at the pinnacle of 20th-century American photography. Inheriting much from the painters of the Hudson River School and 19th-century photographers, Adams carried forward their love of America’s landscape and their reverence for untamed nature into the 20th century. With their unprecedented luminosity and tonal range, his stunning images of the Yosemite Valley and other dramatic Western sites set new standards for black-and-white photography. Also an impassioned conservationist, Adams enlisted his sublime imagery in his lifelong efforts to preserve America’s unspoiled landscapes. The Chrysler’s exhibition includes all 25 works in the “Museum Set,” which covers the range of Adams’ career and highlights several locations, including Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada, the San Francisco Bay and the Colorado Plateau.

The landscapes that commanded Adams’ interest have also inspired a new generation of artists, and the show will explore Adams’ legacy by including works by contemporary photographers who investigate his photographic ideals. Photographer Abelardo Morell reconsiders America’s iconic natural sites by using a unique tent camera that projects a landscape down onto the ground, which he then photographs, making an unexpected connection between the image and the land. Also considering the connection between image and land, photographer Matthew Brandt uses materials from the sites he photographs in the processing of his images, leaving physical traces in his resulting photographic prints. Using traditional photographic techniques, David Benjamin Sherry makes impossibly colorful landscapes that seem both otherworldly and intensely familiar. Penelope Umbrico re-photographs works by well-known landscape photographers like Adams and processes them through a variety of commercially available iPhone camera apps, allowing the flow of digital output to disrupt our perception of and assumptions about the photographic “masters.” Additional artists include Christa Blackwood, David Emitt Adams, Florian Maier-Aichen and Millee Tibbs

Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon CLOSED
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm

Chrysler Museum of Art
One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA
Exhibit South
September 21, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Audubon in the Exotic West: the North American Quadrupeds
Best known for his groundbreaking work in The Birds of America series, the noted artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) traveled up the Missouri River to undertake a second, equally ambitious project – creating a definitive study of the mammals of North America.

Audubon in the Exotic West showcases the elaborate and detailed lithographs of famed naturalist John James Audubon. This exhibition features prints from Audubon’s last work, the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The exhibition is comprised of 107 stone lithograph prints from the Imperial Folio and Octavo editions, highlighting the full range of Audubon’s unique artistic style.

Over a seven-month period of travel in 1843 and the result of years of endless study, Audubon produced the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, an outstanding achievement in natural history and the most important book on American animals created in the 19th century.

The book was produced as a collaborative effort between Audubon, his family, and close friend, John Bachman. Bachman, of Charleston, South Carolina, wrote the text for the volumes, including detailed descriptions of each animal, while his sister in law, Maria Martin painted the backgrounds for the works. Audubon’s sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, also assisted their father, collecting specimens and overseeing financials; ultimately, John Woodhouse even took over painting after his father’s death in 1851.

9am - 5pm

The Rockford Museum
111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 22, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Get ready for an adventure with your favorite bear

The beloved teddy bear at the center of Winnie-the-Pooh, first published in 1926 and translated into more than 50 languages, is one of the most famous children’s book characters of all time. This exhibition traces the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Presented in a truly immersive display, the original drawings, letters, photographs, and early editions, along with whimsical ephemera, take visitors on a journey exploring how the stories of Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, and Christopher Robin have stood the test of time and continue to delight generations of readers around the world.

Mon – Tue 10am – 5pm
Wed – Fri 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm

Member Preview Sep 16 - 21, 2018

Gallery 184
Lois B. & Michael K. Torf Gallery
Avenue of the Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
Exhibit New England
September 27 -
December 14, 2018
Written in a Tropical Glow: Books, Prints and Manuscripts Describing the Biological Exploration of the New World Tropics
Where were you, what were you doing, on your 23rd birthday? Charles Darwin was crossing the Atlantic, on H.M.S. Beagle, so eager to explore the New World tropics that he declared himself filled with “a tropical glow.” When he arrived, in 1832, he was but the latest in a long line of young naturalists who had come to South America seeking adventure and discovery and such renown as science had to offer. More came soon after. “Written in a Tropical Glow” tells their stories, from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the West Indies to the intrepid English biologist who wandered alone across South America in the 1840s. Between them came botanists and zoologists from Germany, Spain, Holland, France, and Austria, most of them constellated around the remarkable scientist/explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Their stories are told in books they wrote describing their adventures and discoveries, ranging from modest volumes to impressive folios filled with color plates of the highest quality. Over 50 of these books, along with related prints and manuscripts, will be exhibited. The items exhibited are drawn mainly from the DeGolyer collections, with others from the personal collection of the guest curator, Tom Taylor.

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
except University holidays

Opening reception, 9/27, 6pm. Talk by Tom Taylor, 6:30pm.

Free and open to the public.

Hillcrest Foundation Exhibit Hall
DeGolyer Library
Fondren Library West
6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane
Dallas, TX
Exhibit Southwest
September 27 -
December 30, 2018
Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo
This exhibition sheds new light on Hugo’s experimental and enigmatic practice as a draftsman and includes over 75 drawings and photographs spanning the duration of his career.

The title of the exhibition, Stones to Stains, alludes to the development of the artist’s idiosyncratic form of draftsmanship and its relationship to the transformative properties of water. With its ceding and receding movement, the violence of its waves or the inexorable flow of drops, the persistence of water eventually erases or envelops all in its path, including the seemingly unassailable density of stone. In Hugo’s ink and wash drawings, we witness a phenomenon similar to that of water’s effect on stone. The drawings vacillate between the depiction of landscapes and architecture and the rendering of abstract forms and taches (stains). They are characterized by Hugo’s spontaneous approach and receptiveness to the myriad possibilities of medium and materials. He often relinquished his compositions to chance by soaking or turning the paper, allowing the ink to pool into spontaneous shapes. He also added to the complexity of his images with the use of stencil and collage, and by making impressions of various objects such as lace, leaves, or even his own fingertips.

This landmark exhibition will feature an important selection of over 75 drawings and photographs from major European and American public and private collections, including the Maison de Victor Hugo, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library in New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mon CLOSED
Tue 11am - 8pm
Wed 11am - 8pm
Thu 11am - 8pm
Fri 11am - 8pm
Sat 11am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Free admission

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 28 -
December 31, 2018
Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair
As the grandest international spectacle in a great age of spectacles, the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 captured the public’s imagination through a dazzling array of visual images, from photographs, paintings, and illustrated albums to souvenirs, guidebooks, magazine features, and popular histories. But the allure of the fair depended less on the aesthetics of single objects than upon its status as a total, unified work of art.

Featuring works of art and ephemera from the Newberry’s extensive collection of exposition materials, Pictures from an Exposition explores the fair’s tremendous power of attraction, both at the time of its presentation and through history into the present, for both those who attended and those who experienced it from afar. Opening during the exposition’s 125th anniversary year, the exhibition will pay special attention to the dynamic between fine art and popular imagery, the intertwining of aesthetic and economic imperatives, and the ways in which the exposition’s visual language reflected the important role that images played in late 19th century American history and culture.

Mon, Fri, & Sat 8:15am – 5pm
Tue, Wed, & Thu 8:15am – 7:30pm
Sun CLOSED

Free and open to the public

The Newberry
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Exhibit Midwest
September 28, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works
In 1843 Anna Atkins began producing Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be printed and illustrated using photography. Today, 175 years later, her landmark project—compelling in its fusion of science and art, its modernity, and its realization by a woman in an age marked by the feats of men—remains a touchstone for viewers and makers alike. This exhibition brings together a diversity of works by 19 contemporary artists whose respective practices attest to the wide reach and generative nature of Atkins’s continuing legacy.

Sun 1pm – 5pm
Mon, Thu - Sat 10am – 6pm
Tue & Wed 10 AM–8 PM

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St & Fifth Ave)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2018 -
March 17, 2019
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
This exhibition is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born into slavery, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date.

Bill Traylor (ca. 1853–1949) is regarded today as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century. A black man born into slavery in Alabama, he was an eyewitness to history: the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration, and the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. Traylor would not live to see the civil rights movement, but he was among those who laid its foundation. Starting around 1939—by then in his late eighties and living on the streets of Montgomery—Traylor made the radical steps of taking up pencil and paintbrush and attesting to his existence and point of view. The paintings and drawings he made are visually striking and politically assertive; they include simple yet powerful distillations of tales and memories as well as spare, vibrantly colored abstractions. When Traylor died in 1949, he left behind more than one thousand works of art.

The simplified forms of Traylor’s artwork belie the complexity of his world, creativity, and inspiring bid for self-definition in a segregated culture. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor situates Traylor as the only known artist enslaved at birth to make a significant body of drawn and painted work. His compelling imagery charts the crossroads of radically different worlds—rural and urban, black and white, old and new—and reveals how one man’s visual record of African American life gives larger meaning to the story of his nation.

Open Daily 11:30am – 7pm

Free admission

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th Street & F Street NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2018 -
March 03, 2019
Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
Marciano Art Foundation is pleased to announce the third MAF Project in the Theater Gallery, a solo exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

This exhibition is Ai’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also present iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015) within the Foundation’s Theater Gallery.

On view for the first time in the Black Box, Life Cycle (2018) references the artist’s 2017 monumental sculpture Law of the Journey, Ai’s response to the global refugee crisis, which used inflatable, black PVC rubber to depict the makeshift boats used to reach Europe. In this new iteration, Life Cycle depicts an inflatable boat through the technique used in traditional Chinese kite-making, exchanging the PVC rubber for bamboo.

Suspended around the boat installation are figures crafted from bamboo and silk. In 2015, Ai began creating these figures based on mythic creatures from the Shanhaijing, or Classic of Mountains and Seas. The classic Chinese text compiles mythic geography and myth; versions of the Shanhaijing have existed since the 4th century B.C. These works are crafted in Weifang, a Chinese city in Shandong province with a tradition of kite-making dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

Windows (2015), which hangs along the perimeter of the Black Box, draws from Chinese mythology, the tales and illustrations of the Shanhaijing, the history of 20th-century art, and the life and works of the artist. The vignettes feature a dense mix of biographical, mythological, and art historical references to craft a contemporary story. Similar to chapters in a book, or acts in a play, the various scenes include the mythological creatures of the Shanhaijing alongside bamboo versions of Ai’s earlier works, such as Template and Bang, and homages to Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Johns. A central theme running through the ten vignettes is freedom of speech and Ai’s efforts in defending it. Motifs recurring in Ai’s practice—the bicycle, the alpaca, symbols of state surveillance and control—are repeated and multiplied.

Thu 11am – 5pm
Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 11am – 5pm
Mon, Tue & Wed CLOSED

Free admission

The Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
September 29, 2018 -
January 05, 2019
Ai Weiwei: Zodiac
Jeffrey Deitch will open his Los Angeles gallery with Zodiac, a museum-scale exhibition of new and historic works by Ai Weiwei. Along with concurrent shows at the Marciano Art Foundation and UTA Artist Space, this will be the artist’s first project in Los Angeles.

Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm

Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 N. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit West
October 01 -
December 14, 2018
Learning the Law: The Book in Early Legal Education
Through the centuries, legal education has both shaped legal literature and been shaped by it. “Learning the Law: The Book in Early Legal Education,” the latest exhibition from the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s Rare Book Collection, shows how the content and design of early law books were employed by both teachers and students.

Three books dominated legal education in Western civilization for almost fifteen centuries: Justinian'sInstitutes, Littleton's Tenures, and Blackstone's Commentaries. The exhibition shows how publishers adapted each of these works to meet the evolving needs of law students.

The exhibition also examines four genres of legal literature that served as tools for students: visual aids, notebooks, study guides, and law dictionaries.

10am - *6pm daily
*Yale affiliates until 10pm

Rare Book Exhibition Gallery of the Lillian Goldman Law Library
Level L2
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
Exhibit New England
October 05, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Journey to where magic and myth began!

Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. From medieval descriptions of dragons and griffins to the origins of the sorcerer’s stone, explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling as well as Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, see cover artwork designed by illustrator Brian Selznick for the 20th anniversary edition of the Harry Potter series, published by Scholastic in June 2018. Plus, view Mary GrandPré’s illustrations created for Scholastic’s original editions of the novels—on display to the public for the first time—as well as costumes and set models from the award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The exhibition is accompanied by a special audio tour featuring the voice of actress Natalie Dormer—available to ticketholders as a free Audible download—providing in-depth content on the objects on view.

Tue – Thu 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 9pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 05 -
December 15, 2018
Inside/Out: Family, Memory, Loss, Displacement
Self-published photobooks first made their appearance in Europe right after World War II. At that time photographers mainly published in magazines, and the form of the photobook was still somewhat exotic, used infrequently by photographers.

This exhibition features twenty-six self-published photobooks, varying in sizes and aspect, usually printed in small editions. Their form varies from the classic, traditionally printed book to the zine, the folio, the leporello book, the panoramic shape, the I-phone… The range of media also varies from gelatin prints to C-prints, collotype, inkjet and Xerox.

The chosen books illustrate very personal subjects such as family, memory, loss and identity as well as larger topics such as immigration and exile. A few are historical and most contemporary. They originate from fifteen countries: Azerbadjian, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, The Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and Vietnam.

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

Free admission

Roundtable Discussion: Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 05 -
December 15, 2018
2018 Master Faculty Fellow: Sally Alatalo: Cultivating Book and Land
Sally Alatalo’s practice coalesces around a habit of parsing the quotidian for all it’s worth, and percolates in the hybrid realms of language collage, visual poetry, artists’ books, unruly archives and performative events. Her current projects originate in the rehabilitation of an orchard and woodlands in rural SW Michigan as a site to investigate agri/horti/cultur/al practices, and where she is eager to bridge her interests in language and its dissemination with the discourses of rural economies. Alatalo has performed her texts at the Poetry Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Room Gallery in Rotterdam, The Poetry Society in London, and exhibited her work at museums, galleries and artist book fairs across the globe, including in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg and Seoul. She is Professor and Chair of the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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

Free admission

Artist Talk: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 05 -
December 15, 2018
MONICA ONG: CELESTIAL BODIES
Monica Ong is a visual artist and poet whose hybrid image-poems juxtapose diagram and diary, bearing witness to silenced histories of the body. She completed her MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design and is also a Kundiman poetry fellow. Her debut collection Silent Anatomies, which was selected for the 2014 Kore Press First Book Award in poetry by Joy Harjo, was released in February 2015. Silent Anatomies is a collection of works that traverse the body’s terrain, examining the phenomena of cultural silences. Whether it is shame obscuring the female body, the social stigma shrouding certain illnesses, or the cryptic stories of her ancestors, Monica Ong interrogates the agency of the daughter, who must decide whether or not to speak out. What happens to stories that go underreported, un-translated, or are completely erased?

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

Free admission

Artist Talk: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Churchill's Shakespeare
A towering leader during World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was also a lifelong admirer of Shakespeare. Compelling materials from Cambridge’s Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill’s home Chartwell, and the Folger collection show the man himself and trace Shakespeare’s influence on his speeches and ideas.

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun noon - 5pm

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 06, 2018 -
January 21, 2019
Architects of a Golden Age
Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, “Architects of a Golden Age” spotlights about 20 original drawings and plans selected from The Huntington’s important Southern California architecture collection. Depictions of elegant, powerful, whimsical, and iconic buildings tease out the story of a place and time (1920 to 1940) that was ripe for architectural innovation—with rapid growth and the arrival of new talent from other parts of the U.S. The exhibition highlights renderings that helped bring into existence some of the most extraordinary buildings in the greater Los Angeles area, including Downtown L.A.’s Union Station, Mayan Theater, Stock Exchange building, and Chinatown structures, as well as seminal examples of the California Bungalow.

The Huntington’s focus on collecting architectural documentation coincided with the inception of Los Angeles’s preservation movement, which sprang into action around 1978, when there was a dire need to rescue the records of local architects as archives were being destroyed and buildings demolished to make way for redevelopment. The Huntington, with an existing strong foundation of rare architecture book holdings and Californiana, joined in the cause and committed to collecting these records. In the last 40 years, the collection has grown to a trove of thousands of plans, renderings, photographs, and project records.

Mon, Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm
Tue Closed

Library, West Hall
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Exhibit West
October 07, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
Charles White: A Retrospective
“Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles White insisted. “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.” Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans—what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity”—was unwavering. Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences. In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career—Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles—White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists.

White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the 20th century’s most important and dedicated teachers. Acclaimed contemporary artists David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall were among his many students: as Marshall reflected, “Under Charles White’s influence I always knew that I wanted to make work that was about something: history, culture, politics, social issues. … It was just a matter of mastering the skills to actually do it.”

Charles White: A Retrospective is the first major museum survey devoted to the artist in over 30 years. The exhibition charts White’s full career—from the 1930s through his premature death in 1979—with over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials.

10:30am – 5:30pm

Please enter at 18 West 54 Street.

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
Manhattan, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 12, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. Shelley conceived the archetype of the mad scientist, who dares to flout the laws of nature, and devised a creature torn between good and evil. Her monster spoke out against injustice and begged for sympathy while performing acts of shocking violence. In the movies, the monster can be a brute pure and simple, yet he is still an object of compassion and remains a favorite on stage and screen.

For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. Portions of the original manuscript will be on display along with historic scientific instruments and iconic artwork such as Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare, a six-sheet poster advertising the Boris Karloff movie in 1931, and the definitive portrait of the author. The modern myth of Frankenstein is based on a long cultural tradition, also recounted in the exhibition with a vivid display of books, manuscripts, posters, prints, and paintings.

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

Free Friday Evenings, 7pm –9pm

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 13, 2018 -
January 13, 2019
ENDURING IDEALS: ROCKWELL, ROOSEVELT, & THE FOUR FREEDOMS
The first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell's iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom of Fear.

Rockwell, Roosevelt, & the Four Freedoms explores the indelible odyssey of humanity’s greatest ideals.

The notion of the Four Freedoms has inspired dozens of national constitutions across the globe, yet Franklin D. Roosevelt’s declaration that the United States was willing to fight for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph envisioned by the President. As the nation found itself sliding ever closer to direct involvement in World War II, the underlying meaning of his words captured surprisingly little attention among Americans. Following his January 6, 1941, Annual Message to Congress, government surveys showed that only half of Americans were aware of FDR’s Four Freedoms and that less than a quarter could identify them correctly. Moreover, many had no clear idea why the United States was being called upon to enter the war.

It would take the continuous efforts of the White House, the Office of War Information, and scores of patriotic artists to give the Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among those was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in The Saturday Evening Post. Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s artworks soon became inseparable in the public consciousness, with millions of reproductions publicizing the Second War Loan Drive bringing the Four Freedoms directly into American homes and workplaces. When Eleanor Roosevelt convinced United Nations delegates to include these ideals in its postwar statement of human rights, FDR’s words—now forever entwined with Rockwell’s images—achieved immortality.

Born amid the turmoil of World War II, the Four Freedoms have since become one of its greatest legacies, a testament to the paramount importance of human rights and dignity. Brought forward by one of America’s greatest presidents and immortalized by one of its most beloved artists more than seventy-five years ago, the Four Freedoms continue to inspire, resonating across generations as strongly today as they did in their time.


FEBRUARY 9, 2019 - MAY 6, 2019:
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
701 21st Street, NW
WASHINGTON, DC


JUNE 4, 2019 - OCTOBER 27, 2019:
Le Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Général Eisenhower
CS 55026
14050 Caen Cedex 4
CAEN, FRANCE


DECEMBER 15, 2019 - MARCH 22, 2020:
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
1001 Bissonnet
HOUSTON, TEXAS


FALL 2020:
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
STOCKBRIDGE, MA


THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI
Exhibit Midwest
October 13, 2018 -
January 06, 2019
Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper
Co-organized by the Frick in collaboration with four other American museums, this major exhibition presents the full breadth of de Borchgrave’s exploration of historical costume through contemporary paper sculpture. If you’ve never seen the artist’s work, you will be delighted by these breathtaking, life-size renditions of historic clothing created completely from artfully painted, pleated, crumpled, and manipulated paper.

From replicas of Renaissance Italian gowns to recreations of the fantastical modernist costumes of the Ballet Russes, Isabelle de Borchgrave’s work is meticulously crafted and astonishingly beautiful. The artist’s interest in creating paper costumes was sparked by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1994, where she found herself inspired by the historic costumes on display. Back in her studio, she began to experiment with creating renditions of the pieces in paper. Since then, de Borchgrave’s paper costumes have been featured in major exhibitions around the world.

This immersive exhibition celebrates the breadth of de Borchgrave’s work with costume and fashion history and is designed to introduce her work to a wider audience. De Borchgrave’s paper sculptures are masterpieces of trompe l’oeil—even upon close inspection it is often difficult to discern that the costumes are made of paper. At the Frick, de Borchgrave’s work will be exhibited throughout the museum, creating a dialogue with the museum’s collection. Joining the exhibition will be the Frick’s recently commissioned piece inspired by one of our best-known masterpieces—Peter Paul Rubens’ Portrait of Charlotte- Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé.

The exhibition will include examples from all the artist’s major series, beginning with her exploration of 300 years of fashion history in the works created for Papiers à la Mode. The works from her Splendors of the Medici series are inspired by Italian Renaissance costumes portrayed in Old Master paintings. Her next series, The World of Mariano Fortuny explored the work of the iconoclastic Spanish fashion designer, famously based in Venice, and her most recent series, Les Ballet Russes features fantastical modernist costumes designed by artists like Picasso, Bakst, and Matisse. The Frick’s recent commission will be the only new piece included in the exhibition.

Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Fri 10am - 9pm
Mon CLOSED

Members- Free
Adult non-members $15
Senior/Student/Military $13
Youth 6–16 $8
Youth 5 and under free

The Frick Art Museum
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 14, 2018 -
January 20, 2019
The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
Location TBA

Chiaroscuro woodcuts—color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parmigianino, and Titian, while boasting extraordinary craft and their own, often striking palette. However, they remain among the least understood phenomena: exactly how were chiaroscuros created, in what sequence were they printed, and why? Based upon the most beautiful impressions in American and British collections, extensive new research, and far-reaching interpretations, this exhibition explains the chiaroscuro woodcut as an essential phenomenon, and one of the most beautiful, in the history of printmaking.

Other venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 15–September 16, 2018

Free admission

National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 17 -
23, 2018
Four Remarkable Manuscripts From The Middle Ages
This special exhibition consists of four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles (the greatest text of Western civilization), one of the oldest Books of Hours (the most famous medieval manuscripts of all), biography (the unique legend of an Anglo-Saxon princess), and the history of Troy (the oldest chivalric story in European history).

These are all manuscripts unknown on the market for at least eighty years. One of the four was last described in print in 1588; the others were last catalogued for sale in 1909, 1932 and 1938 respectively. All are richly illustrated, with a total of 133 miniatures between them, as well as hundreds of borders and illuminated animals and grotesques. Some of the finest artists of the period were responsible for the miniatures, and at least two of them likely issue directly from the greatest of European courts. A lavishly illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition. Prize-winning author (“Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts”) Christopher de Hamel wrote the Introduction and Catalogue. Founder and President of Les Enluminures, Sandra Hindman is responsible for the Preface.

Opening & Reception:
Wed, Oct 17th 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition Dates:
Oct 17th - 23rd
Open Daily 10am - 6pm

Les Enluminures - New York
23 East 73rd Street, 7th floor
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 19, 2018 -
February 19, 2019
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England

Spanning six centuries, from the eclipse of Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest, highlights from the British Library’s outstanding collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts will be presented alongside a large number of exceptional loans at Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, our major exhibition opening in autumn 2018.

The Codex Amiatinus, one of three giant single-volume Bibles made at the monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow in the north-east of England in the early eighth century and taken to Italy as a gift for the Pope in 716, will be returning to England for the first time in more than 1300 years, on loan from Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence. It will be displayed with the St Cuthbert Gospel, also made at Wearmouth-Jarrow around the same time, and acquired by the British Library in 2012.

We will be displaying a number of major objects from the Staffordshire Hoard, found in 2009, including the pectoral cross and the inscribed gilded strip, on loan from Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils. Bringing together the four principal manuscripts of Old English poetry for the first time, the British Library’s unique manuscript of Beowulf will be displayed alongside the Vercelli Book on loan from the Biblioteca Capitolare in Vercelli, the Exeter Book on loan from Exeter Cathedral Library, and the Junius Manuscript on loan from the Bodleian Library.

The exhibition will also include Domesday Book, which records unparalleled evidence of the English landscape and the Anglo-Saxons’ sophisticated tax-collection system. Domesday Book will be on loan from the National Archives.

PACCAR Gallery
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 19, 2018 -
February 17, 2019
Blue Prints: The Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins
Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England, a fertile environment for learning and discovery. Guided by her father, a prominent scientist, Atkins was inspired to take up photography, and in 1843 began making cyanotypes—a photographic process invented just the year before—in an effort to visualize and distribute information about her collection of seaweeds. With great daring, creativity, and technical skill, she produced Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, the first book to be illustrated with photographs, and the first substantial application of photography to science. Ethereal, deeply hued, and astonishingly detailed, the resulting images led her and her friend Anne Dixon to expand their visual inquiry to flowering plants, feathers, and other subjects. This exhibition draws upon more than a decade of careful research and sets Atkins and her much-admired work in context, shedding new light on her productions and showcasing the distinctive beauty of the cyanotype process, which is still used by artists today.

Sun 1pm – 5pm
Mon, Thu - Sat 10am – 6pm
Tue & Wed 10 AM–8 PM

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St & Fifth Ave)
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic
October 20, 2018 -
February 24, 2019
Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill
This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Horace Walpole’s collection was one of the most important of the 18th century. It was dispersed in a great sale in 1842. For the first time in over 170 years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived it, with the collection in the interiors as he designed it, shown in their original positions.

Mon – Fri 12pm - 6pm (Late opening until 10pm on Fridays)
Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm
Final entry one hour before closing.

Strawberry Hill House & Garden
268 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, UNITED KINGDOM
Exhibit International
October 21, 2018 -
January 27, 2019
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award annually recognizes outstanding African American artists of children’s books who demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Our Voice is the first retrospective of all winners and honorees since the establishment of the award in 1974. More than thirty artists are showcased, including Ashley Bryan, Bryan Collier, Pat Cummings, Ekua Holmes, Floyd Cooper, Kadir Nelson, Jerry Pinkney, Faith Ringgold, and Javaka Steptoe.

Tue – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Mon CLOSED

Adult $9
Youth (1-18), Student, Teacher, & Senior $6
Family (2 adults & 2 youth) $22.50

East Gallery
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA
Exhibit New England
October 24, 2018 -
February 24, 2019
EDWARD BURNE-JONES
The last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Burne-Jones is synonymous with a refined and spiritualised style of beauty

From being an outsider in British art, and spending much of his life in isolation, Burne-Jones (1833–1898) became a key figure in the art world at the end of the 19th century and a pioneer of the symbolist movement.

He challenged society by disengaging his art from the modern world, offering a parallel universe based on myth, legend and the Bible. Working in a wide range of materials, he pioneered a radical new approach to narrative in works created for both public and intimate settings.

This exhibition is London’s first major retrospective of the artist's work for over 40 years, and showcases 150 works in different media, including painting, stained glass and tapestry, all of which foreground Burne-Jones's belief in the redemptive power of art.

Members free

Mon - Sun 10.00 – 18.00

Tate Britain
Millbank
London, ENGLAND
Exhibit International
October 26, 2018 -
April 07, 2019
Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford
Fascinated by the purified geometry of man-made things, Ralston Crawford (1906–1978) worked in a consistently formal, or abstract, manner across a variety of mediums. His photographs provide an essential look at a vital era of abstraction in American art, and at the cultural scenes and subjects from which that creative sensibility arose.

Crawford used the camera as a tool of both documentary and artistic expression. Some photographs served as studies for later paintings or prints. Most, however, were created and appreciated purely as photographs. His subjects ranged from urban and industrial themes to ships and sailing, jazz, the people and culture of New Orleans, bullfighting and religious processions in Spain, and the destructive power of the atomic bomb.

Wed 10am - 5pm
Thu - Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon - Tue CLOSED

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
October 26, 2018 -
March 10, 2019
Napoleon: Power and Splendor
Napoleon: Power and Splendor marks the first exploration of the majesty and the artistic, political and ideological significance of Napoleon’s imperial court from Napoleon’s self-appointment as First Consul in 1799 to his abdication in 1814. The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon.

The exhibition aims to re-create the ambiance and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the power and splendor of the Imperial Household and its role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor, his family and loyal entourage.

Wed 10am - 5pm
Thu - Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm
Mon - Tue CLOSED

$18 Admission

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
Exhibit Midwest
October 29, 2018 -
March 24, 2019
Clouds and Gold Dust: Decorated Papers from the Ettinghausen Collection
One of the distinctive features of manuscripts from Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Mughal and Deccani India is the frequent use of decorative techniques in the borders and even on the written surface of the book's pages. Clouds and Gold Dust: Decorated Papers from the Ettinghausen Collection will present works on paper, enhanced with marbling, gold sprinkling, stenciled designs, and decoupage, alone or in combination with one another or with illumination. Ranging from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, the thirty-three folios on view reveal an endless variety of patterns and embellishments, surrounding elegantly penned poetic verses and, eventually, forming freestanding images.

Sun – Thu 10am – 5:30pm
Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm

Adults $25
Seniors (65 & over) $17
Students $12
Members & Patrons Free
Children (under 12) Free

Gallery 458
The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Exhibit Mid-Atlantic