Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
July 19, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Still Life displays works associated with Photorealism—a movement comprising painters who took photography as their subject and sculptors who recreated the human body with surprising accuracy.
A significant trend in art of the 1970s, Photorealism has sometimes been described since then as a more mechanical offshoot of 1960’s Pop art. However, the works in Still Life make a compelling argument that Photorealists captured life in the 1970s with a grittier honesty than has previously been acknowledged. These works have renewed relevance as the ability of photography to capture "the real" has undergone dramatic changes and continues to develop in unanticipated ways. Among the leading artists whose work is included in Still Life are Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber. This exhibition was organized at the Yale University Art Gallery by Cathleen Chaffee, now Curator at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
China Then and Now
November 22, 2014 to March 8, 2015
This exhibition explores early China of the first millennium, China in the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as contemporary Chinese art. Organized by Amy G. Poster, Curator Emerita of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition brings together exemplary works of Chinese art that were amassed by such pioneering aesthetes as Childs Frick in Roslyn Harbor, the Arthur M. Sackler family in Manhasset and modern-day collectors. The exhibition will open with a group of 15 large-scale stone sculptures loaned from Columbia University's Arthur M. Sackler Collection. A gallery will be devoted to the many types of Chinese porcelain that were once displayed in the Museum’s Bryce-Frick mansion, the former residence of Childs Frick and his family. A monographic installation of contemporary ink paintings by the renowned Beijing artist Liu Dan will also be on view.