Friday, December 31, 2010

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ A show of early work of R.C. Gorman (1931-2005) opens January 15 at the National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition, "R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawing, 1966 - 1974", will feature 28 drawings and lithographs, including several nudes, a rare self-portrait, a series based on Navajo weaving designs, and a print, Yei-bi-Chai, created for Gorman's solo show in 1975 at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (New York City), and reproduced as a poster. 

Image above at left: R.C. Gorman, Self-Portrait, Lithograph Print on Paper, 16/60; 33.2cm x 24.3 cm, 1973; Printed at Tamarind Institute.

Work in the show, which will be on view until May 1, 2011, is drawn from the Indian Arts and Crafts Board Collection, U.S. Department of the Interior, NMAI.

Images in addition to Self-Portrait that are part of the collection and viewable online: Bodies, Navajo Mother in Supplication, Sleep, Navajo Woman Drying Her Hair, and Homage to Spider Woman.

R.C. Gorman Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

NMAI on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube

George Gustav Heye (1874-1957)

NMAI's exhibition "Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection", with paintings, drawings, photography, video projections, and mixed media installations from 25 artists, is on view through August 7, 2011.

✭ Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, presents "Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection", January 15 - April 24, 2011. The show, organized by George Eastman House, explores 160 years of railroad and photographic history and includes the work of such eminent photographers as Alvin Langdon and Aaron Siskind. A series of lectures related to the show is planned.

"Quad-Cities — Year of the Train" (See "Q-C Gears Up for 'Year of the Train'".)

Figge Art Museum of FaceBook and Twitter

George Eastman House on FaceBook and Twitter; YouTube and Flickr; Podcasts; Blog

✭ Opening at the Birmingham (Alabama) Museum of Art on January 30 is "Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa Since 1950". Featuring the work of 18 photographers and new media and video artists who lived and worked in South Africa during apartheid (1948-1994), including William Kentridge, Robin Rhode (also see here), Jurgen Schadeberg, Nontsikelelo Veleko, and Sue Williamson, the exhibition comprises eight sections of vintage prints, recent images, photo-based installations, and video art.

The exhibition catalogue, Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa, 1950 to the Present by Tosha Grantham, received the gold medal in the Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult category of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards. [Note: The link here is to the paperback edition at Amazon.]

BMA on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ In Tulsa, "Breaking the Glass: Wedding Traditions in Oklahoma Cultures" continues at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art through February 15.

✭ Illustrated botanical books from the collections of the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will be on view at the Amon Carter beginning January 29.

The exhibition, "Nature Bound: Illustrated Botanical Books", is arranged chronologically, from early the 17th Century though the 19th Century. The books on view not only document the evolution of illustration and printing techniques, they also offer a chance to examine the interrelationship of art and science via collaborations by botanists, horticulturists, naturalists, draftsmen, painters, printmakers, publishers, and printers.

To view three examples from botanical books included in the exhibition, go here, here, and here.

Amon Carter on FaceBook, Twitter, and Vimeo

BRIT on FaceBook and Twitter

Art Market Trends

An ArtFinding report on 2010 art market trends estimates buying intentions, worldwide. My thanks to Rob Jones at artPark who alerted readers to the survey.



Louise Gallagher said...

Hard to believe this is your last All Art Friday of the year, and the first decade of the century.


The ArtFinding website is a find! And how fascinating.

Happy New Year Maureen!

Wishing you and inspired and fruitful 2011


Joyce Wycoff said...

Maureen ... one thing I know for certain about 2011 is that my brain will never atrophy as long as I have you to keep me stimulated, fascinated and continuously amazed by the wonders you find. Thank you so much for a year of friendship and support.

Anonymous said...


spent some time today rearranging some furniture and cleaning.

a good cold day of east winds...and no rain.


S. Etole said...

blessings for the new year ... and thank you for all that you share with us