Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art this week announced an array of temporary exhibitions planned in 2015. Included below is information about six exhibits officials said will visit the Northwest Arkansas museum next year.
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Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Feb. 21 through June 1, 2015
Van Gogh to Rothko brings together 75 artworks by more than 39 artists from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition features works by many prominent names in art history including Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Joán Miró, Andy Warhol, and Mark Rothko. The works were selected from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
The exhibit traces the story of avant-garde art from late 19th-century modernism through abstract expressionism and pop art in the late 1950s and early 60s.
It’s the first time many of these works have toured in decades. Crystal Bridges is one of only four venues that will host this exhibition.
Game Fishes of the United States
April 4 through Aug. 10, 2015
Game Fishes of the United States features 20 color plates based on the original watercolor paintings by sporting artist Samuel Kilbourne, with text written by ichthyologist George Brown Goode, head of the fish research programs of the U.S. Fish Commission and the Smithsonian.
The color plates capture a number of distinctly American fishes in their natural surroundings, including the striped bass, sheepshead, bluefish, weakfish, red snapper, pompano, and brook trout.
July 4 through Oct. 5, 2015
Drawn from the extensive collections of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, this exhibition will explore the artist’s lifelong engagement with nature as subject matter.
The exhibit includes works from every decade of Warhol’s career, from his earliest drawings as a commercial illustrator through his later paintings of flowers and wildlife.
July 25 through Oct. 5, 2015
This exhibition examines Jamie Wyeth’s distinctive approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his childhood drawings through recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world.
Wyeth comes from a family of artists, including his grandfather, Newel Convers Wyeth; his father, Andrew Wyeth; and his aunt, Caroline Wyeth Hurd.
The exhibition features Wyeth’s portraits of subjects including his wife, Phyllis Wyeth; John F. Kennedy (commissioned by family members after his death); Rudolf Nureyev; and Andy Warhol; which will be shown alongside a selection of preparatory drawings.
Alfred H. Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism
Oct. 10, 2015 through Jan. 4, 2016
This exhibition features more than 70 of Alfred H. Maurer’s most accomplished works, highlighting the artist’s singular contributions to American painting in the early 20th century.
Maurer was one of the first American painters to travel to Paris to study avant-garde art. His long career spans a wide range of stylistic approaches, but he maintained a steady interest in certain themes, such as the female figure, as well as formal experimentation with color, form, and abstraction.
The exhibition surveys Maurer’s career, and is organized into seven chronological groupings: fin-de-siècle figure paintings, scenes of contemporary leisure, Fauvist works, landscapes and florals, heads and figures, still lifes, and late abstractions.
From Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic: Landscape Painting in the Americas
Nov. 7, 2015, through Jan. 18, 2016
This exhibition features about 120 oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, prints, maps, books, and three-dimensional objects, including works by landscape painters Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Thomas Cole, Martin Johnson Heade, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jose Maria Velasco, Francisco Oller, and Juan Manuel Blanes.
The exhibit is a collaboration between Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada, and the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago. It will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario during the Pan American Games in Toronto before traveling to Crystal Bridges, and then to the Pinacoteca in São Paulo, Brazil.