Twentieth century photographers responded to the rapid rise of cities by capturing images of the places, the people, the pleasures, and the problems of urban life. This talk will focus on a selection of photographs from this exhibition highlighting key artists and works.
The “art of forgery” poses essential questions about both the inherent value of art and our relationship to it. Join in the conversation in the galleries as we discuss some of the intriguing issues presented by the works in this exhibition.
The Ringling and Thomas Chimes have had a long history together as the museum organized the first survey exhibition of his work in 1968. On view will be the impressive Ringling Mural measuring some 17 feet across accompanied by preparatory studies and a selection of characteristic portraits.
Danny Lyon’s iconic book The Bikeriders is one of the most significant photo-documentary works of Postwar America. Lyon, while still finishing college, began riding with and photographing motorcyclists in Chicago at races and “scrambles.”
Acclaimed artist Beth Lipman, informed by the history of the still life, transforms the objects of everyday life into exquisite glass sculptures that engage the viewer in a commentary on the role of objects in our lives and our relationship to them. Be a part of the conversation during this gallery talk.
Museum tour and film discussion. Curators and Conservators share an insider’s view on the science of art authentification plus enjoy the documentary feature film, Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
A Museum tour followed by a film and film discussion. Art handlers and couriers travel with priceless art from museum to museum. They will share their tales of taking a masterpiece on tour. Plus, the film Bean, Starring Rowan Atkinson.
A Museum tour followed by a film and film discussion. f you think it’s easy to steal the art, our Security staff advises you to “think again.” Plus, The Thomas Crown Affair Starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.
Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain’s New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art.