Atlanta High * 20th Century American Art

Atlanta High * 20th Century American Art

Cross Country brings together works by more than 80 artists who channeled the power of American places outside of city limits between 1915 and 1950…The relationship between American artists and their native land changed dramatically. While travel and study in Europe remained a priority, many American artists also felt newly compelled by their national surroundings. Life in the big city, with its bustling crowds and towering skyscrapers, is widely recognized as a key influence, but this exhibition reveals how American artists also canvassed the country, seeking inspiration from wide-open spaces and small-town culture across the United States.

 

Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950

Until May 07, 2017

High Museum of Art , 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA

(Man with Brush, 1940 – Frederick C. Flemister, 1917–1976)

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Diebenkorn & Matisse – Together At SF MOMA!

Recently highlighted in a segment of CBS Sunday Morning, is a traveling exhibit featuring artists Matisse and Diebenkorn, often with paintings displayed side by side.

There are more than “90 paintings and drawings by the French modern master, Henri Matisse, and one of the greatest post-war American painters, Richard Diebenkorn.”

“Diebenkorn’s long engagement with Matisse’s work is among the most productive instances of one painter looking at another’s paintings in the history of 20th-century art. This landmark exhibition brings together a stunning array of works loaned from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe to follow the trajectory of Diebenkorn’s long and successful career with some of the powerful works by Matisse that the younger artist would have seen.”

“Matisse/Diebenkorn” Until May 29, 2017

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

(Images:The Yellow Dress. 1929-31 Matisse / Seated Figure with Hat. 1967  Diebenkorn)

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Still Life at MFAH!

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston offers “Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting”… which “traces the history of American still-life painting in the United States over the course of nearly 200 years, from the early 19th century to the present day.’’

“The exhibition brings together 60 of the most influential American luminaries of the genre, including William Merritt Chase, Georgia O’Keeffe, James Peale, John F. Peto, Wayne Thiebaud, Max Weber, and Andrew Wyeth.”

Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting

Until April 9, 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

(Image:Raphaelle Peale, Orange and Book, c. 1817, oil on canvas)

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To Inform, Give Meaning and Influence

To Inform, Give Meaning and Influence

It is not necessary that we come to an agreement about what is good works of art. It is important that we independently see value in the art that we like and appreciate. To have our own listening, our own sight, that we are not relying on what others think. We don’t need talking heads for everything.

 

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Vision and Sound: An African American Experience February 2017

Vision and Sound: An African American Experience February 2017

Arts HQ, Surprise AZ

 

This is a lovely show in a beautiful gallery in the west valley (west of Phoenix AZ) and features the art of Joe Willie Smith, Micheal Cunningham, Stephen Marc, Gabriel Bey, Jewell Pender, Joseph Beckles and Bob Martin. Opening night was packed.

The exhibit runs until February 26. Visit if you can and check out the calendar of events for this month. Many of the artists will be giving talks across the West Valley, answering questions about their inspiration, process and more.

 

Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs by Joe Willie Smith

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s presents a focused look at painting from this decade with works drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection.”

 

“The exhibition includes work by artists often identified with this explosive period—Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sherrie Levine, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel—as well as by several lesser-known painters. These artists explored the traditions of figuration and history painting, and offered new interpretations of abstraction…”

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s

Until May 14, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, NYC

(Image: Ross Bleckner – “Count No Count”, 1989. Oil and wax on canvas)

 

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Lotsa Color At The Denver Art Museum!

Glorious color as the Denver Art Museum presents – Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974 New York and Aspen Paintings

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“Celebrated for his multidisciplinary approach to art and design, Herbert Bayer called painting “the continuous link connecting all the facets of my work.” The paintings presented in the exhibition give us a window into the personal side of this versatile artist. “

Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974 New York and Aspen Paintings

Until April 2017

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO

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Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum

denver-museum-museum-of-art-remington“Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born.

This first fully American movement emphasized individual expression and the freedom to experiment with materials and processes. In this presentation of abstract works, you’ll see how artists, including Robert Motherwell, Betty Parsons, and Joan Mitchell used loose brushwork and emphasized surface rather than depth on the canvas. A selection of works on paper also comprise this exhibition and show how artists, including Deborah Remington and Lee Krasner, capture the quiet intimacy of direct, informal drawing.”

Abstract Expressionism

Until May 14, 2017

Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO

(Image: Deborah Remington, 23° North by 82° West, 1954. Tempera paint on paper)

 

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“Arrival”, How and What is Said

ARRIVAL

WOW

Such an intelligent film and story line. The pace of the film allows tons of time for reflection. Arrival is a quiet film, absent are the razzle dazzle sound and high energy visual effects that often become the main feature of other SiFi films.

 

 

How We Speak to Each Other is Important

The cast is perfect. I don’t particular like awards, and  Amy Adams deserve’s something. She is emotionally available and helps facilitate a science fiction tale into something that is real. Congratulations to everyone above and below the line in the making of this film.

 

 

For 2017: African American History At The Smithsonian

For 2017: African American History At The Smithsonian

 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016. As expected, tickets have been hard to get, but we can add a visit to our 2017 to-do-list. There’s lots to see and experience. The museum’s 11 massive galleries display, in total, more than 30,000 priceless artifacts according to its website.

Founding director Lonnie Bunch says, “This is not (nor was it ever intended to be) the National Museum of Discrimination…For me, the African American experience is an experience not of tragedy, but of unbelievable belief — belief in themselves, belief in an America that often didn’t believe in them”.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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