Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Coming Attractions

With all this talk about expansion and renovations, it is also important to keep in mind that we still have a full slate of new exhibitions coming here next year before we close to the public in July.

Eye on the Collection: Views and Viewpoints opens January 19th. Drawn from our permanent collection and organized into four subject areas: Figuration, Landscape, Urbanism, and Abstraction, this show will include a wide range of artists such as John Singleton Copley, Childe Hassam (see left), Theodore Roszak, and Barnett Newman.

On February 15th, our Opening Reception for our Winter Exhibitions will mark the public opening of Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury. Over 150 objects will examine the painting, architecture, furniture design, decorative and graphic arts, film, and music that launched mid-century modernism in the United States. The exhibition installation will feature a jazz lounge, a media bar with film, animation, and television programming, and a period art gallery.

Also be sure to mark your 2008 calendars for Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (see right) opening April 12th and Carroll Dunham: A Print Survey, a new Addison traveling exhibition, opening here May 10th.

By the way, this is our 50th post to Blog Addison. We certainly hope you have enjoyed reading our updates and will continue to check in during the next few months as we open many new exciting exhibitions and prepare for our renovation and expansion.

James M. Sousa
Associate Registrar for Collections and Archives

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