A Taste for Modernism Friday Night for Educators!
Friday, October 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Enjoy free entry to the special exhibition The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. By reservation only.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925–1972) is not one of the most familiar names in photographic history, but his impact on the field, belatedly recognized, is significant. An optician in Lexington, Kentucky, Meatyard sustained a lifelong interest in visual perception. Well read and deeply connected to a circle of poets and philosophers, he made photographs rich in literary allusion. In his last decade, Meatyard kept returning to the tropes of dolls and masks, often photographing his children posed in abandoned houses and landscapes in the environs of his home.
The exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. Support for the exhibition is provided by the Pritzker Fund for Photography.
L: Untitled, ca. 1962, gelatin silver print, museum purchase, John Pritzker Fund, 2011.4.3. C: Untitled, ca. 1960–1962, gelatin silver print, museum purchase, John Pritzker Fund, 2011.4.1. R: Untitled, ca. 1961, gelatin silver print, gift of Christopher and Diane Meatyard, 2011.6.1. © The Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Dubbed fashion’s enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier launched his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1976 and founded his own couture house in 1997. Emerging as a designer in the 1970s, he developed his own dress codes that reflected the changing world around him. The openly gay Gaultier uses his designs to tackle gender and transgender issues through androgynous, gender-bending styles, meanwhile delving even further into some of the darker areas of the sexual revolution. Always provocative, he addresses issues of multiculturalism by bringing ethnic diversity to the Paris runway.
The Exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier. JoliCoeur International is the official supplier of mannequins for the exhibition.
Suzy Kellems Dominik
Yurie and Carl Pascarella
Academy of Art University, Dr. Elisa Stephens, President
Beauté Prestige International
Paula and Bandel Carano
Lisa and Douglas Goldman
Emma and Fred Goltz
Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Mary Beth and David Shimmon
Diane B. Wilsey
Sloan and Roger Barnett
Anne Waterman Bassin and Darin Bassin
Richard Beleson and Skye Drynan
Mr. Riccardo Benavides
Joy Venturini Bianchi
Carol and Shelby Bonnie
Victoire and Owsley Brown
Lorna Meyer Calas
Dr. Carolyn Chang
Juliet de Baubigny
Milbourne Finley and Thomas Mowery
Richard Fullerton and Elizabeth Pang Fullerton
Lucy and William Hamilton
Laure Fullerton Headrick and Chris C. Headrick
Roxanne and Michael Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Garland M. Lasater III
Carson and Suzanne Levit
Amanda Michael and Michael Harrington
Ann Ferrell and Steve Millham
Dennis M. Myatt III
O. J. and Gary Shansby
T. Peter Thomas and Jacqueline Stewart
Pasha and Laney Thornton
Becca Cason Thrash
Trevor and Alexis Traina
Elizabeth W. Vobach
Summer Tompkins Walker
Mrs. Julienne Weston and Mr. T. Kevin Coker
Lisa and James Zanze
Left:. Center: Right: Photo by Jerry Pigeon (Studio JPG)
Reservation and Scheduling Guidelines
- Reservations for the 2010/11 school year begin August 1.
- Guided visits are offered October 1, 2010 to May 27, 2011.
- Get Smart with Art guided visits are offered Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 and 10:45 am.
- A minimum of 8 weeks advance notice is required.
In an era of modern and postmodern art that is often concerned with expressing its essential qualities of flatness and depthlessness, some artists engaged in making prints at fine arts presses have headed in a different direction. Rather than embrace the smooth, flat finish that can be achieved through print processes like screenprinting and lithography, these artists have manipulated the dimensionality of their works on paper, literally pushing their paper surfaces to new heights.
Edward Ruscha (American, b. 1937) Dog, 1995. Mixografia on handmade paper, 27 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches. 2000.28
S. Peter Poullada and Nancy Sheppard
San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society
Bruce P. and Olive W. Baganz
Board of the Textile Arts Council
Dr. Donald Breyer
Mary F. Connors
Levon Der Bedrossian
Thomas Murray Asiatica—Ethnographica
Support for the exhibition is also provided by the H. McCoy Jones Trust.
Mexico, Oaxaca, 1000–400 BC
American Museum of Natural History, New York (30/7552)
Mexico, Veracruz, Municipality of Texistepec, San Lorenzo, Tenochtitlán, 1000–400 BC
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (10-81268)