Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Events at Foosaner Art Museum

Treasures Revealed: Selections from the Permanent Collection
October 30 – January 8, 2012  
The Foosaner Art Museum’s permanent collection spans twenty centuries and falls within a few broad parameters: works on paper, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and industrial design. Of special note are two collections of substantial size and depth: the Ernst Oppler (b.1867 - d.1929) archive which includes hundreds of the artist’s prints and drawings and the Enrique Conill Mendoza and AnaMaria  Goicoechea Collection of American Industrial Design an exceptional collection of 327 pieces of Chase Art Deco objects designed by the era’s leading architects, artists & product designers. Portions of these collections will be on display along with works by important 20th century women artists including Jennifer Bartlett, Miriam Schapiro, Janet Fish, Viola Frey, Isabel Bishop, and Louise Nevelson.

Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon
January 14, 2012 – March 18, 2012 
Artistry and literary works collide in a new exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum, Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon. The exhibition is organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Although separated by about 150 years, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon (1914-1971) often appear closer to one another than to their contemporaries. The artists both turned their attention to the human condition. In this exhibition, the artists are represented by important print series from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' permanent collection: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (The Proverbs).


Text & Image Lecture
Thursday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Harris Auditorium

John Christopher Frongillo, Ph.D. will present Text & Image: Castellon’s Fantastic Vision of Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death.” Dr. Frongillo is Academic Program Chair for Liberal Arts for Florida Tech Online and Assistant Professor of Humanities at Florida Tech University. With a specialty in English literature from Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.), Dr. Frongillo has taught at University of Central Florida, Louisiana State University, and Vanderbilt University. His research deals with literary adaptation, media studies, and early modern English drama, especially Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.  His illustrated lecture will discuss Castellon’s visual interpretation of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death including the social/cultural context of 1968, the year the lithographs were published, as well as highlighting the elements of carnival and a close reading of the short story. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Goya Illustrated Lecture
Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium

Janis Tomlinson, Ph.D. will present an illustrated lecture Goya: In His Own Words, exploring the life and works of the artist through his art, his writings, and those of his friends. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Register online for classes beginning January 16, 2012.

January 20-21 Encaustic Painting with Judy Edwards, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
February 11 Pin Weaving a Tapestry Doll Workshop with Jessie Mutter, 1-3:30 p.m.
February 25 Clay Printmaking Workshop with Mitch Lyons, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


This holiday season shop the Foosaner Art Museum Gift Store and the Renee Foosaner Education Studio Store for unique and artistic finds for friends and family. Classes and workshops make great gifts for the artists on your list. Museum members receive discounts on merchandise, classes and workshops.

The galleries will be closed Saturday, December 24 – Sunday, December 25 for Christmas. We will re-open on Tuesday, December 27.

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