This exhibit featured more than of the finest examples of Zuni and Navajo silverwork made between and , as well as a selection of jewelry and carvings by contemporary artists. Out of the Mist was a unique exhibition detailing the culture and history of the Nuu-chah-nulth people through their own voice. This exhibition utilized the development of the sewing machine to trace the effects of industrialization, both positive and negative, on women in the West. This exhibition traced the life of artist and author Will James, displaying his artworks alongside his famous literary works, such as the Newberry Award winner Smoky the Cowhorse.
This exhibition commemorated the sesquicentennial of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the agreement that ended the Mexican-American war and transformed the idea of American identity in the West in a single stroke. Culture y Cultura was the first of four Autry exhibitions that examined the legacy of the war and its impact on Mexican American communities today.
Over 1, artifacts and artworks portray the history and impact of the California Gold Rush from to the present day. This exhibit gave visitors an idea of life during the Gold Rush in addition to displaying the magnificent objects and jewelry created from this precious and highly coveted metal.
This multimedia exhibition challenged visitors to understand Native American culture by understanding how they represent their own culture. Boehme and Gerald T. Conaty University of Washington Press This exhibition transported visitors through 80 years of time via a series of viewpoints in various California deserts. The original photographs drew from an advertising campaign from the Automobile Club of Southern California intended to lure tourists to the desert locales while their modern-day recreations revealed that much of the landscape was unchanged.
This exhibition questioned the paradox that led to the preservation of these landscapes and sparked greater questions about the impact of urbanization overall.
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This exhibition spanned musician Woody Guthrie's life from his birth in , in Okemah, Oklahoma, to his move to New York City in ; it followed his extensive travels throughout the land up until his death in , culminating reflectively on the lasting influence that his life and music has had upon American musical culture. For example, in the last section of the exhibition, the topic of a specially produced video presented Woody's continuing influence on songwriters today, featuring interviews with Billy Bragg, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Ani DiFranco and Corey Harris.
This interactive exhibit gave visitors the opportunity to try on replicas of Pacific Coast League uniforms, hear the radio broadcasts from a Pacific Coast League game, and gain a greater understanding of baseball and its cultural impact on America. Zingg and Mark D. Medeiros University of Illinois Press Working closely in collaboration with the Southwest Art Magazine, this exhibit celebrated the wide range of artists in the Western genre. This traveling exhibition was dedicated to the life and artistic legacy of famed painter and sculptor Frederic Remington, a figure who was also one of the most imitated artists in American history.
The central theme of the exhibit was authenticity — how to determine the authenticity of an object, categorizing inauthentic objects, and how these two types of objects intersect and influence within the art world. Bohlin By James H. Nottage University of Washington Press This exhibition displayed the work of Evelyn Cameron, an Englishwoman who moved to Montana in and developed a passion for capturing its sweeping landscapes through photography.
Lomahaftwea Heard Museum An exhibit featuring 38 contemporary Native American artists and 87 objects including paintings, photography, sculpture, textiles and mixed-media work. Through a combination of artifacts from these national parks and a minute film presentation, the exhibition told the story of these parks as well as the struggles they faced in the present day. Divided into five sections, the exhibition introduced visitors to the artwork of the Plains people, the series of events that occurred during the Red River War, a 3-D miniature reconstruction of Fort Marion, artist biographies, and finally the impact and legacy of these artists on contemporary Southern Plains art.
Displayed concurrently with the Hubbard Collection, this exhibit showed the work of vignette artist W. Koerner, who had a lifelong passion for illustrating stories of the West. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.
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This exhibition utilized interview footage from 50 Japanese American women to establish the framework of the story — a three-generational narrative that introduced visitors to the immigrant women who sailed overseas to marry for citizenship; then to their daughters, subjected to the WWII internment camps despite their rights as Americans; and finally to the third generation of Japanese American women and their achievements. Hagerty Gibbs Smith Vila Essays , and Gonzalez Valdez Autry Drawing from the Gilcrease Museum collection, this exhibit showcased works from some of the masters of Western art, including Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.
This exhibition examined the social and cultural forces that produce the modern-day santos , or religious art, offering a glimpse into the lives of the santeros who make these objects as well as exploring the Spanish Market in Santa Fe, N. Starting from its reintroduction to the Americas by Christopher Columbus, the horse has shaped history and society in remarkable ways. When Sears, Roebuck and Co. In this exhibition, the Autry displayed 20 of these historic quilts alongside the personal stories of the women who worked with unfaltering determination to survive difficult times.
This exhibition assembled a collection of major Disney artifacts that told the story of the theme park that changed the West, from its influences in popular culture to its role as cultural icon of America and the West. The museum displayed 60 paintings, 30 sculptures, and 30 furniture pieces made or owned by Montgomery.
Though the influence of early Russian settlers is all but gone from California, their impact remains strong in Alaska and parts of Canada. This exhibition traced the history of Russians in the Western frontier and the religious and cultural legacies they left behind. This exhibit displayed 60 watercolors from Alfred Jacob Miller, an artist known for his romantic and free-flowing depictions of the West. This was the first Autry exhibition to focus solely on one contemporary artist, with a collection of bronze sculptures, pastels, paintings, drawings and serigraphs by George Carlson from the s onwards.
Nottage Autry This interactive exhibition traced the history of Italian Americans in the West, divided into three sections labeled "Family," "Work," and "Ties and Attachments. Inspired by his s childhood of cowboys and Westerns, David Levinthal designed and photographed a series of elaborate scenes featuring toy cowboys, Native Americans, and pioneer women.
The 29 photographs are out-of-focus but simultaneously dynamic, creating the sense of action and excitement that is characteristic of Western films.
The iconic and mythical American West would not be complete without the Native Americans — yet the majority of images and artworks were created by non-native artists. This exhibition contrasted works of well-known Western artists with Native American artifacts, questioning the lens through which these artists saw Native American life and culture as well as the impact of their artwork on public perception and understanding.
This exhibition displayed the works of furniture-maker Thomas Molesworth, known for pioneering a uniquely Western look in the realm of furniture. Molesworth drew inspiration for his pieces from the South Fork area of the Shoshone River, creating various nature and landscape-inspired designs.
Though his work achieved a level of fame, his name was neither widely recognized nor celebrated prior to this traveling exhibition. Companion Publication Stagecoach!
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A traveling exhibition containing more than artifacts about the history and individuals of the U. Marshal Agency, established in Artist John Clymer and his wife set out on a journey in the footsteps of 19 th -century explorers and traders, traveling from the Mississippi to the Pacific Northwest. Nottage Preface Gerald Peters Gallery This exhibition celebrated the miners who first came to the Golden State in search of the precious metal that would make their fortunes. Museum and Store Hours Tuesday—Friday: a. Saturday—Sunday: a.
Closed Mondays. All rights reserved. Autry Exhibition Archives. Harry Gamboa Jr. Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale February 11—March 26, Each year, more than seventy nationally and internationally recognized contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work.
Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity May 20, —February 18, This exhibition of poster art, clothing, and photographs demonstrated the immediacy of the protests and conflicts as they unfolded, while a video art piece by the Native collaborators of Winter Count explored the broader meanings of these events. Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West April 25, —January 3, Empire and Liberty was the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork March 15, —April 26, Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork delved beneath the surface of its beaded objects to explore the personal stories and cultural meanings behind each piece. The show will run through August 13 and the exhibition curated by Foultz, Summer Solstice , combines the works of artists represented by the gallery, as well as several local San Antonio artists.
After spending many years documenting the splendors and struggles of Louisiana wetlands and the Gulf of Mexico, Michel Varisco shifted her focus to a new perspective on the world's waterways. Her Fluid States expo at Octavia Art Gallery reveals unusual views of those bodies of water and the life-forms they contain, the aqueous environs of China's turbulent rivers and New Zealand's exotic seascapes.
When they asked how her work was going, she reached for her iPhone and pulled up a photo of her newest painting. Against a midnight-blue background, the image showed brilliant bursts of orange that appeared to drift forward and vanish back into dark obscurity. We are honored for Amedee to be included in this list of distinguished individuals and organizations that will be recognized for their efforts to highlight and cultivate our state's cultural resources. Each year, the American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the best American galleries to unknown artists worldwide, selects their top 25 picks for popular and accomplished galleries, only one per state.
To read the full article online, please click here. Octavia Art Gallery currently has three large Walter Anderson works on paper in inventory. Anderson's depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him in the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century.
These three larger scale works from his Oldfields period reflect his training, innovation and thorough understanding of the history of art. Images and details on the works are available upon request. Fashions change, but most artists remain somewhat consistent.
That said, there is indeed a new breed of abstraction that reflects 21st century consciousness. Process is what strikes you first. A second, and allusive, layer soon emerges. Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to be partnering with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center to facilitate a rotating exhibition of artwork in their new location. The Center is part of a new wave of advancements in Louisiana which are at the forefront of today's biotechnology surge. As a cornerstone of Louisiana's commitment to nurturing biotechnology within the state, the Center is a technology business incubator that aims to stimulate bioscience entrepreneurship in the New Orleans area.
This year's honorees include Octavia artist Grover Mouton.
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