Explore Art History in Good Company with Dr. Karen Pope
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at the Window, 1822
Join art historian Karen Pope for study tours, day trips and informal luncheons to expand your horizons or fill gaps in your world of art. No background or experience is necessary--just curiosity!
Upcoming events, near and far, offer art history experiences in the good company of companions with similar interests.
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James Jacques Tissot, London Visitors, 1874 (63 x 45" Toledo Museum of Art)
2014 Lecture Series: Art in 9 Great Cities
Focus on great cities and their depiction by native and visiting artists
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:
2013 Back to the BIrthdays, Artists in Their Birthday Months 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 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.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART ♦ www.dallasmuseumofart.org 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"
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! PART OF A DAYTRIP on Saturday, February 8, 2014--see STUDY TOURS PAGE NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER ♦ www.nashersculpturecenter.org Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943-1963 (September 21, 2013 - January 19, 2014)
AMON CARTER MUSEUM ♦ www.cartermuseum.org Texas Regionalism (through April 20, 2014) "This installation of Texas paintings captures a pivotal moment in the state’s cultural history. In the 1930s, a group of young artists—including Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan, and Coreen Spellman, among others—gained national recognition for their scenic and ideological interpretations of the local environment. Although they depicted the people and landscapes of Texas in identifiable and representational manners, each artist possessed their own style, often combining realism with modernist influences ranging from Cubism to Surrealism."
James McNeill Whistler: Lithographs from the Steven Block Collection at the Speed Art Museum (January 25 - April 27, 2014) American-born James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) . . . [is] recognized as a gifted printmaker who pushed the mediums of lithography and etching into new directions. This exhibition . . . represents the full range of Whistler’s lithographic career, from his early experiments in 1878 to the last works he produced before abandoning the medium in 1897."\
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River (Oct 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015) ". . . a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and nearly forty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue."
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." HIGHLIGHT OF NEW YEAR DAYTRIP, Saturday January 11, 2014 -- see flyer on STUDY TOURS page. MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH ♦ www.themodern.org NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME ♦ www.cowgirl.net
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) The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark Art Institute (Dececember 22, 2013 - March 23, 2014) "73 works of art by a stellar lineup that includes Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. Also represented are Pierre Bonnard, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec." If you missed this exhibition at the Kimbell in 2012, this is your chance to see it before it "goes home" to Williamstown MA. If you saw this exhibition at the Kimbell in 2012, exploring another museum's installation would be instructive.
John Singer Sargent Watercolors (March 2-May 26, 2014) "This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent’s art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist’s finest production in the medium."
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.
Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935 Featured artists include Julian Onderdonk, Robert Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Edward G. Eisenlohr, Ella Koepke Mewhinney, Dawson Dawson-Watson, Seymour Thomas, Lucien Abrams, E. Richardson Cherry and Frank Reaugh
Historic houses at the Witte:
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.
MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART at BAYLOR UNIVERSITY ♦www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum/ FREE ADMISSION and NEW Museum Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am - 6:00pm Thursday 10am - 7:30pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 1 - 4pm
Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1904 (Art Institute of Chicago)
Ansel Adams, Vernal Falls, Yosemite, 1934
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