Today at MWPAI Monday, March 27, 2017

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  • American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Group Tours
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

    To arrange a private docent-led tour, contact the Museum Education Department two weeks in advance at 315-797-0000, ext. 2170.

  • Artists in Residence Programs
    Artists in Residence Exhibition Brianna Miller + Eeva Siivonen
    Friday, March 3 - Friday, March 31, 2017

    Reception: Friday, March 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
    Gallery Talk: 5 p.m.
    Free + Open to the Public

Exhibitions

  • Exhibition
    European Masterworks From The Permanent Collection
    Monday, January 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
    European Modernism masterpieces are on view in the Museum of Art's permanent collection galleries. Included are artworks by Kandinsky, Mondrian, Picasso, Dali, and many others.
  • Exhibition
    Portable Magic: Reading and Writing in the Visual Arts
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
    “Books are a uniquely portable magic” Stephen King, “On Writing”
  • Exhibition
    Rita Lombardi: On Libraries
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, April 2, 2017
    In conjunction with “Portable Magic,” the Museum hosts an exhibition of photographs by Rita Lombardi, photographer and PrattMWP assistant professor. Lombardi has photographed libraries across the country in a thoughtful exploration of these spaces that are dedicated to making information accessible to all patrons, a mission that symbolizes the best of American values.
  • Exhibition
    Collage / Reformat / Refocus
    Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Visit the exhibition Collage / Reformat / Refocus and see the world anew through works of art that create something fresh from something used. Discover works of art not usually on view, like John Cage’s Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel. John Cage created this work in memory of Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
  • Exhibition
    American Quilts: Sewn Stories
    Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
    The Museum of Art presents its first major quilt exhibition featuring extraordinary examples of American piecing and quilting from the early 1800s through the present. American Quilts: Sewn Stories traces personal histories and those of a wider nation through the sophisticated patterns, bold colors, and sensitive needlework found in American quilts. Too often dismissed as a “mere craft,” these works show rare aesthetic sophistication and illustrate the lives of those often silent in American history, including women, African Americans, and members of closed religious communities.
  • Exhibition
    Crazy Quilts: Art in Pieces
    Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
    Crazy Quilts: Art in Pieces features the most extraordinary Victorian-era quilts from the Museum’s collection. Opening March 4 in the Museum of Art galleries in Fountain Elms, the exhibition includes elabroate quilts that boast intricate patterns of luxurious fabrics accented by flamboyant needlework.
  • Exhibition
    Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions
    Friday, April 14 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
    *“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” **Oscar Wilde, The Philosophy of Dress (1885)*
  • Exhibition
    Dressed to the Nines: Williams-Proctor Fashions
    Friday, April 14 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
    *“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” **Oscar Wilde, The Philosophy of Dress (1885)*
  • Exhibition
    Sophomore Student Exhibition
    Saturday, April 15 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Reception May 6, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Exhibition
    Cocktail Culture
    Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
    The earliest use in print of the term “cock-tail” for a mixed drink is said to have been in a 1798 London newspaper, though the term at the time was understood to be for a horse with its tail cut short to indicate it was of mixed breed. In the United States, one Jerry Thomas of Connecticut is considered the father of bartending for recording cocktail recipes. Whatever the origin, wine, spirits, and mixed drinks make for conviviality, which can inspire artisans to create beautiful objects for said fun and artists to document the goings-on that such fun can wreak. Cocktail Culture surveys a range of fine and decorative arts derived from this celebratory tradition. Included are a champagne pitcher produced by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Co., wine glasses by Tiffany, and paintings and works on paper by Juan Gris, Charles Sheeler, and Saul Steinberg, among others.
  • Exhibition
    Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35
    Saturday, June 17 - Monday, October 9, 2017
    Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35 is a pioneering exhibition that examines the Empire State’s contributions to painting, sculpture, decorative arts, design, and fashion during this dynamic decade. With a checklist of approximately 70 objects, the show includes material that was conceived and created in New York by New York artists, designers, craftspeople, and manufacturers who were inspired by the convulsive waves of cultural flux that followed the Great War: urban growth, scientific and technical progress, shifting social mores, and changing roles for women and African-Americans.

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