Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz
October 07, 2014 - July 15, 2016
The exhibition features both artists whose work is inspired by traditional themes and those who work in (or are influenced by aspects of) the avant-garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual works.
Groupings of objects suggest particular elements associated with the medium’s development, including tea vessels, biomorphic forms, geometric design, monumental and sculptural art, and works that exemplify the Mingei and Sōdeisha movements. More than 30 artists are represented, including many of Japan’s greatest living ceramicists. Among them are historical master potter pioneers such as Hamada Shōji, Kiatoji Rosanjin, Yamada Hikaru, and Kazuo Yagi and contemporary leaders such as Nakaigawa Yuki, Katsumata Chieko, Hoshino Kayoko, and Akiyama Yo.
Into the Fold will be on view in the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing from October 7, 2014, until July 2016. Organized by the Harn Museum of Art, the exhibition draws exclusively from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection. Guest Japanese art curator Tomoko Nagakura joined the Harn's Jason Steuber and Allysa Peyton to create the installation and bilingual gallery guide accompanying the exhibition.
Museum Nights: Art in Engineering
October 09, 2014
6 - 9 p.m. In collaboration with the UF College of Engineering, comeexperience the intersections of art and engineering as we getcreative with science.
Monet and American Impressionism
February 03, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Monet and American Impressionism will highlight twenty-five artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition will present roughly fifty paintings and twenty prints dated between 1880 and 1920 by many of the leading figures in American Impressionism, such as Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. These artists adapted the innovations of French Impressionism and ultimately paved the way to a uniquely American style of painting in the 19th century. The exhibition will include landscapes, portraits, intimate depictions of women and children, and images of modern life such as urban views and popular leisure activities.
The exhibition will consider how proponents of Impressionism in America responded to the paintings of Claude Monet and his French contemporaries—both what they embraced and what they ignored—as well as to aspects of social and cultural life in the United States during the period. For example, the exhibition will explore relevant issues of the day such as America’s fascination with French art and culture, the impact of tourism on artistic taste and consumer culture, changing roles of women in American society, and attitudes toward industrialization, exercise and public health. Select works by Monet will introduce artistic concerns such as media, technique, subject matter, and composition.
In addition to the leading painters of the day, the exhibition will include works by less renowned figures such as John Leslie Breck, Gari Melchers, Richard Miller, Lilla Cabot Perry, and Guy Wiggins, among others. Artists representing a new generation of painters who merged Impressionism with realist concerns will include Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, Ernest Lawson, and Jonas Lie. The exhibition will be organized along five thematic groupings: “The Allure of Giverny,” “A Country Retreat,” “The Vibrance of Urbanism,” “The Comfort of Home,” and “A Graphic Legacy.” Each section will include at least one work by Monet or other French Impressionists, such as Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley, alongside works by American artists in order to generate dialogue about techniques, composition and subject matter.
Monet and American Impressionism is curated by Dulce Román, Curator of Modern Art, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays addressing the artistic, cultural and historical context of American Impressionism from interdisciplinary perspectives.
Kayoko Hoshino, Round vessel with silver glaze, straw-impressed pattern, 2009, loan from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz
Claude Monet, Champ d'avoine (Oat Field), 1890, gift of Michael A. Singer
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