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|October 17, 2020 - March 27, 2022||Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic
From England’s first attempts to colonize America, artists and mapmakers created impressions of the New World that fueled European imagination. Maps served as powerful propaganda tools for colonial expansionists eager to convey the richness and abundance of the land and its inhabitants, often representing America as a latter-day Garden of Eden. Initially, mapmakers incorporated iconographic images of America’s flora, fauna, and native population within the decorative elements on their maps to promote the promise of a good and prosperous life in the New World. This exhibition will feature works that range from a 17th-century map depicting the “new World” as a literal Garden of Eden to maps celebrating the newly established United States of America.
9am - 6pm, daily
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The Art Museums are located at 301 South Nassau Street, Williamsburg, VA.More info
|March 24, 2021 - November 8, 2021||Girl Power in Peanuts
Peanuts was coed from the very first strip. The original female members of the Peanuts Gang, Patty and Violet, played against the hapless Charlie Brown, his buddy Shermy, and Snoopy. They never quite took center stage until Charles M. Schulz developed later female characters like Lucy and Sally, and later Peppermint Patty and Marcie, who had, “enough personality to carry out ideas.” In the new exhibition, Girl Power in Peanuts, come see an exemplary display of girl power as played out in a variety of circumstances, from fields of play, to dress codes at school, and beyond, and the influence of the exceptional women in the life of Charles Schulz.
Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm
Strip Rotation Gallery
Santa Rosa, CAMore info
|March 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021||The Artist as Poet: Selections from PAMM's Collection
With a nod to Surrealism and its use of everyday materials, subversion of common objects, and incorporation of poetic language, this exhibition celebrates how the characteristics of the poème-objet (poem-object) are present in contemporary art. André Breton, the principle theorist of literary Surrealism, often discussed the ways in which text and object could work together, each having their own function within a work. The works in The Artist as Poet span ten decades between 1917 and 2017 and represent how language––specifically poetry––is used in contemporary art, while shedding light on Surrealism’s influence. The exhibition includes works by Guillaume Apollinaire, André Breton, Joseph Cornell, Aimée García Marrero, Glenda León, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shirin Neshat, Michael Richards, Purvis Young, and Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival).
These artists have experimented with language in myriad ways, by incorporating text in the works themselves and by giving the works poetic or playful titles. Included in the exhibition are handmade books, paintings, found objects, constructions, and collage works—the flat precursor to the three-dimensional Surrealist object. Language can be subversive in a descriptive and literal way, not only when it functions metaphorically. The idea of using language to subvert the function of an object is what all these artists have in common––selected from PAMM’s permanent collection and many from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, these works explore what it means to classify the “artist as poet.”
Mon - Wed CLOSED
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Miami, FLMore info
|April 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021||Karl Bodmer: Travels in North America
Between 1832-34, the explorer and naturalist Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, Germany, and the Swiss born artist Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) embarked on a voyage into the furthest reaches of the American Interior. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte’s elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana.
They set forth from St. Louis in April 1833 on a 2,500-mile journey by steamship and keelboat up the Missouri River, traveling as far as Fort McKenzie, Montana. Wintering at the Mandan village near Fort Clark, they returned downriver the following spring, having spent over a year amongst the tribes of the Upper Missouri. Karl Bodmer created 427 watercolors and a volume of sketches during the yearlong trek, eighty- two of which were later published as illustrations in Prince Maximilian’s book. The portraits and sketches Bodmer did in America are the high point of his distinguished career. Perhaps more significantly, the plates made from his sketches were the earliest visual accounts of the west to reach the general public.
Apr - Dec:
Adults (13+) $10.00
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NYMore info
|April 2, 2021 - November 7, 2021||Robert Frost, “At Present in Vermont”
Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County, 1920 – 1938
100 years ago Robert Frost arrived in Bennington County, where he lived in South Shaftsbury from 1920 to 1938. “At Present in Vermont” celebrates and explores the local legacy of America’s most beloved poet. Here he found a refuge where he could write, and connect with nature, family, and a circle of friends that included many other talented artists and writers.
This exhibit will examine Frost’s life and work in the context of the landscape and culture of Bennington County from 1920 – 1938.
Fri - Mon 10am - 4pm
Closed for the months of Jan, Feb, & Mar
Bennington, VTMore info