Future Exhibitions

art_exhibit_peterdi150pxGabor Peterdi: The Art of War

October 2 - December 19, 2014

‌Hungarian-American painter and printmaker Gabor Peterdi (1915-2001) is best remembered not only for lush abstract landscapes but also for his remarkable graphic oeuvre. This exhibition focuses on Peterdi's latter, in particular works on paper that address the violence, inhumanity, and senselessness of war. Beginning with his Battle Cry of 1935 and ending with Peterdi's harrowing Resurrection cycle from 1961/62, this exhiibition [resemts a stimmomg ramge pf etchings and engravings that are as sublimely beautiful as they are thought-provoking. An early oil painting -- Good Morning, Mr Peterdi (1935) -- as well as several sketchbooks and drawings will also be on view.


art_exhibit_snow150pxGari Melchers: An American Impressionist at Home and Abroad

March 5 - May 22, 2015 

Hugely successful during his own lifetime, the Detroit-born artist Julius Garibaldi ("Gari") Melchers left behind an artistic legacy that is as varied as it is compelling. From engaging peasant scenes inspired by his years at the Egmonds, Holland (where he shared a studio with the great American painter George Hitchcock in the late 19th century) to intimate portraits of mothers and their children, Melchers' oeuvre is inflected with a dynamic range of influences, including the Barbizon School, Impressionism, and Symbolism. From this broad ranges of sources, Melchers created a style that was uniquely his own; remarkable for its insistent structural rigor and careful draughtsmanship (absorbed through his years at Dusseldorf's Royal Academy of Art) as well as a lyrical palette and keen observance of humanity. This exhibition, the first of its kind in our region, surveys more than a half-century of Melchers' career with key examples of the genres he favored, including landscape, genre scenes, and portraiture.


art_exhibit_mavr150pxHair in the Classical World

October 8 - December 18, 2015

In most cultures hair is not worn in its natural state; it is artfully styled or dressed. Cut, combed, colored, curled, and shaped hair -- that most universal of physical features -- is also frequently adorned with implements or braids and occasionally, further embellished with pins, beads, and other decorations. This exhibition delves into this fascinating subject through a comprehensive cross-cultural examination of hair in ancient Greece, Cyprus, and Rome. Featuring artifacts from the Bronze Age to late Antiquity, Hair and the Classical World will examine how hair and its treatment were important socio-cultural signifiers in Classical Antiquity through three discrete but inter-related sections: Arrangement and Adornment, Ritual/Rites of Passage, and Divine and Royal Iconography. A scholarly symposium will complement this show.