2013 Lecture Series: Back to the Birthdays--Favorite Artists in Their Birth Months
Focus on some of the greatest buildings in history and reasons for their status.
Beautiful images, art history, food, and good company, in the Terrace Room (capacity: 80) at Westwood Country Club in west Austin. Each program begins with coffee (10:30), followed by an informal illustrated lecture (11:00), and a seated luncheon at about noon.
The cost for each event is $30 per person*. Preregistration is expected; the deadline for registration is the preceding Friday. NB: *Westwood Country Club now adds a surcharge to late additions; $35 per person the week of the event.
Your check is your reservation. Make checks payable to Karen Pope Art inSight and mail to: PO Box 5730 Austin TX 78763-5730
Schedule of dates and topics:
1. Friday, January 25 Alfred Stieglitz, François Rude, Henri Fantin-Latour
2. Friday, March 1*Paula Modersohn-Becker, Grant Wood, Constantin Brancusi
3. Friday, March 22 George Caleb Bingham, Augustus St-Gaudens, Piet Mondrian
4. Friday, April 26* Gustave Moreau, Thomas Hart Benton, Bridget Riley
5. Friday, June 21 John Constable, Medardo Rosso, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
6. Friday, July 26 Edgar Degas, Alfonse Mucha, Beatrix Potter
7. Friday, August 16 Jacques-Louis David, J-A-D Ingres, Gustave Caillebotte
8. Friday, September 20 Caspar David Friedrich, Katsushika Hokusai, Ben Shahn
9. Friday, November 15 J-B-S Chardin, Edouard Vuillard, Charles Demuth
*changed from original schedule
2012 The World's Great Buildings: Milestones in Architecture 2011 Women in Art/Art of Women 2010 Art of Nations: Survey of Art History, One Country at a Time 2009 Angels, Saints and Their Friends in Art History 2008 Time Capsules: A Survey of Seven Centuries 2007 Un-Birthday Parties (for great artists with inconvenient birthdates) 1995-2006 Birthday Parties for great artists, on their true birthdays
NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM ♦ www.nchmuseum.org The NCHM's major structural renovation is nearly complete and, for the first time in 50 years, this Greek Revival mansion has bright paint, splendid wallpaper, and Cochran furnishings in new bedroom installations.
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece (May 5–October 6, 2013) An exhibition of more than 120 objects from the British Museum’s famed collection of Greek and Roman sculpture
Hopper Drawing (November 17, 2013 - February 16, 2014) Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, features more than 100 works--drawings, watercolors, prints, and paintings--drawn primarily from the Whitney Museum’s unparalleled holdings of the Hopper’s work.
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART ♦ www.crowcollection.org MAC: McKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY ♦ www.the-mac.org MEADOWS MUSEUM @ SMU (Southern Methodist University) ♦ smu.edu/meadows/museum Medieval & Early Renaissance Spain: Treastures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston An exhibition on long-term loan, considered "one of the greatest assembles of medieval Spanish art in the country"
Impressions of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Vistas by Martín Rico (March 10 - July 7, 2013) Works from the Prado, first retrospective exhibition for this artist
Sorolla and America (December 8, 2013 - April 20, 2014) A painter of figures in brilliant sunlight, defined in bravura brushwork as dramatic as Sargent ... should be a fascinating exhibition! NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER ♦ www.nashersculpturecenter.org
AMON CARTER MUSEUM ♦ www.cartermuseum.org KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ♦ www.kimbellart.org The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago (October 6, 2013 - February 16, 2014) "The Art Institute of Chicago holds one of the greatest collections of modern European art in the world. In the largest loan of its kind from the Art Institute, nearly 100 works from this collection will be traveling to the Kimbell Art Museum, the only venue for the exhibition." WATCH FOR DAYTRIP ANNOUNCEMENT MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH ♦ www.themodern.org NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME ♦ www.cowgirl.net Off the wall: Maverick Quilts (January 2013 - ?) A debut exhibition of 30 quilts spanning 100 years from The Quilt Complex, these quilts "display an unusual twist on the ordinary, a verve and a gritty individuality rarely found in more studied and self-conscious quilts."
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ♦ www.mfah.org Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907 (September 29, 2013 - January 12, 2014) "The first museum retrospective in the United States to focus on the work of Viennese artist and designer Koloman Moser . . . [and] surveys the entirety of Moser’s career through more than 200 objects, from jewelry, metalwork, glass, and ceramics to furniture, textiles, prints, and designs for architectural interiors. The exhibition comes to Houston following its premiere at the Neue Galerie in New York."
American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World (October 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014) Comparison of the first two acknowledged masters of American art, explored via the juxtaposition of key works, West’s The Death of General Wolfe and Copley’s Watson and the Shark. To expand the perspective of "the Atlantic world," the exhibition will include oil paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and artifacts. Among the other artists represented are George Romney, Gilbert Stuart, and John Trumbull. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog (Yale U. Press)
John Singer Sargent Watercolors (spring 2014; dates will be posted when available, est. Feb-March) DAYTRIP!
25th Anniversary Celebration See the Menil website for a complete schedule of events
Byzantine Things in the World (May 3 - August 11, 2013) A focus on Christian works from the 4th through the 15th centuries to explore the concept of art possessing the agency to work, act, and transform
THE W. H. STARK HOUSE♦http://www.whstarkhouse.org/ The 14,000 square-foot three-story house built in 1894 by William Henry Stark and his wife, Miriam M. Lutcher Stark, prominent philanthropists who occupied the home until 1936, was designed in the Queen Anne architectural style. It house features a distinctive turret, stained glass windows, and ornate woodwork in cypress and long leaf yellow pine.
As a historic house museum (National Register of Historic Places) it is interpreted to c. 1900 with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass, and antique porcelain. Also featured are the Stark family’s impressive collections of American Brilliant Period cut glass, pressed and pattern glass, milk glass, porcelains, and other 18th and 19th century decorative accessories.
McNAY ART MUSEUM ♦ www.mcnayart.org Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera (June 5 - September 1, 2013)
The America of Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton(May 29 - September 8, 2013) Organized as a complement to the Norman Rockwell exhibition, this show features about 20 prints from the McNay collection by American lithographers Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and others. The emphasis is on artists who focus their attention on American subjects rather than European prototypes. Many of the prints in the exhibition have not been on view in over 20 years.
The Ruiz House was the home of the city’s first schoolmaster
The Twohig House was built in 1841 by Irishman John Twohig
The Navarro House was built in 1835 by Jose Antonio Navarro
The Log Cabin was constructed in 1939 by 30 youths participating in President Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration program. The “dog trot” style cabin represents the type of cabin built by many Texas pioneers.