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|February 16, 2019 - December 31, 2020||John James Audubon’s The Birds of America
Today only about 200 complete sets of The Birds of America exist. The Museum’s set, bound in four leather portfolios, was acquired by the State of North Carolina in 1848 and kept for more than a century at the State Library before being transferred to the Museum. The hand-colored engravings were recently conserved and rebound. In the new Audubon Gallery, the NCMA presents Audubon’s work in special cases designed for each of the enormous “double elephant” volumes, with hydraulic lifts that allow staff access so that the pages can be turned periodically to display a new selection of birds.
Raleigh, NCMore info
|February 1, 2020 - January 1, 2021||Anne Brontë: 'Amid The Brave And Strong'
A new exhibition for Anne Brontë's bicentenary
Anne’s life and work have had much less exploration than those of her sisters. This new exhibition will delve into key elements of Anne’s life, from her childhood at the Parsonage, to how her legacy has been shaped by others since her death.
April to October: 10am - 5.30pm
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of issue.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
West Yorkshire, UKMore info
|February 27, 2020 - February 14, 2021||The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy
The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy explores China’s economic relationship with the world through poster design.
By the 20th century, Western powers had already forced their way into the Chinese market. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, foreign and local companies rapidly expanded their commercial activities in China and experimented with Western marketing ideas. The most popular posters, called yuefenpai (calendar posters), were a marketing sensation and became key publicity tools to promote everyday products including cigarettes, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
In 1949, with the establishment of the People’s Republic under Mao Zedong, public posters made a stark turn towards Socialist Realism. Later in the 1980s and 90s, Chinese graphic design embraced a more internationally modern look as globalism brought the far reaches of the world together.
Mon - Wed CLOSED
New York, NYMore info
|July 10, 2020 - January 10, 2021||Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
Everyone loves a good story. “Her Story: A Century of Women Writers” will highlight over 20 noted women writers from the last one hundred years who are represented in the Portrait Gallery’s collection. The authors featured have collectively won every literary award there is, and many of their titles have become classics of American literature. Pulitzer Prize winners alone include Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks. The latter was the first African American writer to win a Pulitzer and the first black woman elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Another winner, the late Toni Morrison, also received the Nobel Prize for Literature. This exhibition, curated by Portrait Gallery Historian James Barber, is part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, “Because of Her Story.”
Daily 11:30am - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery
Washington, DCMore info
|July 11, 2020 - January 24, 2021||James Welling: Choreograph
Museum closed temporarily until further notice
“By choosing to use ‘choreograph,’ drawing with space, as a noun, I am noting its similarity to ‘photograph,’ drawing with light.” — James Welling
James Welling’s recent body of work integrates several strands of his artistic exploration over the past forty years. Each Choreograph is a large inkjet print combining images of dance, architecture, and landscape in layers of distinctive, luminous color. The works prompt associations with bodies in motion, eliciting sensations of momentum, force, and rhythm.
Every work in the series begins with three black-and-white photographs, each digitally entered into one of three color channels—red, green, or blue—in Photoshop and combined into a single image. Welling makes adjustments until the picture resolves to its final form, which he secures by making an inkjet print. The result is a dense visual field infused with the science of color perception, the psychosomatic experience of physical space, and the history of photographic representation.
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm
George Eastman Museum
Rochester, NYMore info