Aerial acts are now considered among the most quintessential of circus acts, however the flying trapeze was not performed until 1859 when Frenchman Jules Lotard first flew from one suspended bar to another.
World-renowned for its artistic treasures, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, houses the art collections formed over centuries by successive generations of the House of Hapsburg, Austria?s royal family. The tapestry collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is widely known as one of the greatest in existence.
Tumbling & Twisting Talents Under the Big Top is an exhibition of posters and ephemera that illustrate some of the amazing ground acts featured with American circuses. The exhibition was on display from December 15, 2010 through April 11, 2011 in the Tibbals Learning Center.
Comprised of more than 100 flower prints, this exhibition to traces the transition of the study and appreciation of flowers and their cultivation from the world of monks and princes to the everyday gardener.
Asian ceramics have captivated collectors for centuries because of their exquisite forms, patterns and materials. Originally, they were created for the domestic market. Advancements in sailing and navigation in the 15th century made ceramic export feasible and economically viable.
Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art is the first exhibition to take a focused look at the work of ten artists who all operate within and are informed by hip-hop culture. The work displayed was produced within the first decade of the new millennium providing a snapshot of what is happening in art at this moment.
Josef Albers (1888-1976) was one of the most influential art educators of the 20th century. During the 1920s, first as a student and later as a professor at the famed German school of art and design, the Bauhaus, Albers began formulating his theories about technique and art instruction.
The Swiss artist Zimoun blends elements of sound, sculpture, mechanics, and engineering into unique sensory experiences redefining traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance.
Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master showcases the work of one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time: the Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens.
Codex presents the latest work by internationally renowned installation artist, Sanford Biggers. A native of Los Angeles, California, and current New York resident, he uses the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist tradition to explore cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics.