Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Frederico Castellon
Organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Greenhut and Lewis Bear Family galleries
September 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Despite living in different centuries, Francisco Goya's (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon's (1914-1971) body of work often draws sharper relationships to one another than to their contemporaries in their attention to the darker and complex side of the human condition. This exhibition features two important print series produced by the artists from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' permanent collection: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (or The Proverbs). Many artists have been drawn to the dark and the fantastic, but few have probed the human condition with the insight and truthfulness found in these images.
Rebels With a Cause: American Impressionist Women
Organized by the Huntsville Museum Art.
Henderson Thornton and Kugelman Family galleries
September 8, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Women. Rebels. Artists. Rebels With a Cause presents a selection of works by female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries who rebelled against the conventions of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and clearing a path for future artists. The collection of paintings embody the early influence of French impressionism and its precursor, the Barbizon Style. The works feature characteristics of the American impressionist style, but also reach beyond impressionism’s strict definitions reflecting individual artistic approaches. Today, art historians are rediscovering the significance of these female artists and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history. Rebels With a Cause was organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art from the Sellars Collection.