San Diego Museum of Art
Starts Friday, July 1, 2016
Brueghel to Canaletto: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection
The exhibition features some of the finest still life and landscape paintings from leading Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Spanish, and German artists of the 17th and 18th Centuries, which have never before been displayed publicly. Brueghel to Canaletto brings together a rare grouping of artists from the "Golden Age," including Barent Avercamp, famous for his paintings of everyday life in the Netherlands; Juan van der Hamen y León, the most important Spanish still life painter of the 17th Century, whose style helped shape the development of still life through the 19th Century; and Canaletto, an artist renowned for his views of the canals of Venice. Runs April 2 to August 2.
Brush and Ink
Curated by acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Pan Gongkai, the works were selected based on his personal history, experiences, and dedication to the medium of ink painting. Brush and Ink showcases the evolution of brush and ink painting from the 15th Century to the present day with works that include hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, and fans. Ink painting has a centuries-long history in China that endured many cultural shifts, including a period when the art form was suppressed due to political turmoil. Runs April 29 to September 4.
Quilts and Color from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Exhibition explores sophisticated principles of color theory in the design of quilts ranging from the 19th Century to the early 20th Century. The featured quilts are from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s acclaimed Pilgrim/Roy Quilt Collection. Gerald Roy and his partner the late Paul Pilgrim stumbled into quilt collecting primarily through their interest in contemporary art. After noticing an Amish quilt hanging on a clothesline during a visit to Pennsylvania one summer, Roy and Pilgrim were amazed by the color and became fascinated with early Amish quilts, because they were so reminiscent to the groundbreaking work of later 20th Century Abstract Expressionist and Op Art pioneers.
Quilts and Color will be arranged according to the aspects of color theory, with sections focusing on color contrasts, chromatic vibrations, mixtures, gradations, and harmonies in the quilt designs, and examining innovative optical effects of shape and color, as well as creative variations on more traditional quilt patterns. On view May 28 through September 4.
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|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
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