Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

The Hanga Traditions: Twentieth-Century Japanese Woodcuts

November 5, 2011 to January 15, 2012

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Japanese artists were exposed to the printmaking traditions of other countries as well as to European modernism, and they incorporated these new influences into their traditional printmaking to create vibrant, modern works.

Sean Scully Paintings and Watercolors

October 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012

The influential abstract painter Sean Scully is best known for his paintings of lines, stripes, and blocks of color. His large-scale oil paintings and intimate watercolors will inaugurate the Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries in the Chazen’s new building.

Discerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection

October 22, 2011 to March 11, 2012

This exhibition of mostly late-twentieth-century American and European abstract paintings from the collection of Simona and Jerome A. Chazen includes works by such artists as David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, and Gerhard Richter.

The Leslie and Johanna Garfield Collection: A Passion for Prints

October 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012

This exhibition highlights a rich collection of prints by German Expressionist artists, British printmakers of the Grosvenor School, American Provincetown printmakers, and contemporary masters.

The Loaded Image: Printmaking as Persuasion

June 18, 2011 to October 30, 2011

Printmakers not only create beautiful art, they often want to deliver a specific message, whether high-minded, humorous, or appalled.

Holy Image, Sacred Presence: Russian Icons, 1500–1900

March 13, 2011 to June 5, 2011

The icon is a distinctive form of holy image in Eastern Orthodox cultures, intended to evoke sacred presence by appealing to the senses.

Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections

December 18, 2010 to February 27, 2011

“Hidden Treasures: Illuminated Manuscripts from Midwestern Collections” brings together rarely seen ornate handmade books from university libraries, museums, and private collections in seven states.

Andy Warhol Photographic Studies

October 9, 2010 to December 5, 2010

Andy Warhol was a relentless photographer of the people and places around him. He constantly documented the steady stream of friends, acquaintances, celebrities, and even strangers who came to his atelier, The Factory - a place both notorious and immensely attractive for its bohemianism.

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