The Museum will be closed Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits
October 20 - December 15, 2013
A good portrait offers the viewer more than physical features. All artists are involved with, or have a heightened interest in, creative pursuits which makes them interesting candidates for portrait subjects. While commissioned portraits often include expectations that the image be a favorable likeness of the sitter, this exhibition illustrates that self-portraits are an artist’s opportunity to make a statement. Among the artists represented in portraits or self-portraits are: Berenice Abbot, Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, Leonard Baskin, Paul Cezanne, Chuck Close, Winslow Homer, Alex Katz, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edouard Manet, Barbara Morgan, Berthe Morisot, Norman Rockwell, Edward Steichen, and Anders Zorn.
On loan from the Syracuse University Art Collection.
Judy Dater: Edo Redux
October 20 - December 6, 2013
Quietly Walking Co. Judy Dater
Judy Dater was drawn to portraiture early in her career and has continued to explore the power of photographic portrayals. Dater says: “People tend to reveal themselves to the camera and express something about themselves, perhaps even something hidden from themselves.” This exhibition features Dater’s work in Japan over the decades. Curated by the artist, the exhibition includes large scale images of people in their environments from the 1960s to the present, offering stunning insights to the cultural changes over the last 50 years.
Dater has exhibited widely across the U.S., Europe and Japan. Her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts grants.
Malcolm Lubliner: The Automotive Landscape
October 20 - April 6, 2014
Twenty-five color and black and white images of rare and vintage automobiles, represnyting a 40 year project. As Oakland artist Lubliner writes, “I’ve photographed the urban landscape for many years focusing on two related visual stories: those places where nature and modern humans merge and where that merger is amplified by the appearance of automobiles. Cars in the landscape strike me as comical. I'm pretty sure they are vain and like to have their pictures taken."
Lubliner received an M.F.A. in Photography at the Otis Art Institute; his work is held in major institutions and collections across the country.
Nature's Tranquil Splendor
October 20 -April 6, 2014
Saint Mary’s College has long been a leading research institution and repository for California’s great 19th century landscape painter, William Keith (1838 - 1911). Brother F. Cornelius Braeg, F.S.C., was introduced to Keith's paintings during a visit with John Muir in 1908, which led to his lifelong effort to chronicle the life and work of this fascinating artist. Keith remains one of California’s major landscape painters more than 100 years after his death. From his carefully rendered realism of grand mountain vistas to subtle and sublime oak and meadow scenes, Keith’s work over the decades reflected his moods, lengthy European study trips, art market forces, and influence of friends, most especially John Muir, George Inness and Swedenborgian minister Joseph Worcester. In addition to a selection of landscape paintings from the College Collection, three of the paintings are on loan from private collections, on public view for the first time.