Chazen Museum of Art


In the Studio

June 1 to August 11 | Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries

In the Studio

Curated by the Chazen’s director Amy Gilman, this exhibition focuses attention on the artist’s studio, and the unique environments in which artists do their work. The objects on view are selected from across the museum’s collection, and draw connections and inevitable comparisons between artists of different times, cultures, and media. The purpose is not to “equalize” all artistic work, but instead to invite viewers to examine small details that reveal personalities, see how common studio practice (such as drawing from live models) has evolved (or not) over time, and expose for close examination the preliminary work that leads to the finished objects we most closely associate with art in a museum. Along the way are enduring friendships and rivalries, humor, angst, and a great deal of hard work. This is a collections-based exhibition, and as such, it, of course, reflects the Chazen Museum of Art’s growth, its strengths, and also contains some wonderful surprises.

Free Public Programs

June 13, 2019
Opening Reception

5:30–6:30 p.m. A conversation with Joe Fig and Chazen Director Amy Gilman, Chazen Auditorium

6:30–8 p.m. Reception with refreshments, live music by Josh Cohen, cash bar, Mead Witter Lobby

Life Drawing in the Galleries
Join local artist and instructor Philip Salamone each week for drop-in drawing in the galleries! No experience needed and basic drawing supplies provided! The best part? It’s free!
Pre-registration required, ages 16 plus required to participate. Register here
5:30–8 p.m.
June 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 15

Drop-in Tours
June 6, 12:30 p.m.
June 16, 2 p.m.
July 11, 12:30 p.m.
July 28, 2 p.m.

Image above: Louis Valtat, (French, 1869–1952), The Lacemaker (La Dentellière), 1906, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in., gift of the John E. Fellowes Family, 2006.9

Preview image: Raymond Louis Gloeckler, (American, b. 1928), The Artist at Thirty-Eight, 1967, color woodcut, 17 3/8 x 11 1/4 in., gift of the artist, 2007.5.2

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