Current Exhibitions

Exhibition
December 19, 2015 to March 6, 2016

Both Danae Mattes and Frances McCormack meditate on nature’s elements that manifest a range of energies. Mattes combines materials and methods that are, in themselves, extracted from the earth and interacting in ways inherent to minerals, water, fibers and gravity. Combining landscape drawings, stark architectural elements and loosely interpreted botanical forms, McCormack’s paintings manifest a range of feelings reflected through the natural world in an invented space. For both artists, form is referential, but not realistic, inviting the viewer’s engagement.

Exhibition
December 19, 2015 to March 6, 2016

Courtney Eagan and David Sullivan’s art practices span animation, sound, sculpture, photography and interactivity to explore the delicate and evolving relationship between people, technology and the environment.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition
March 19 to June 12, 2016

Modern Twist explores the evocative, sensual and sculptural power of contemporary bamboo art. Over the past century, the creativity and talent of bamboo basket makers has elevated their status from artisan to artist. These artists have redefined aesthetic conventions as their creations have evolved from functional vessels to increasingly sculptural objects. It brings 38 exceptional works by 17 Japanese artists, displaying many of these technically innovative and imaginatively crafted works for the first time. 

Exhibition
March 19 to June 12, 2016
Thomas Ingmire is one of the most prominent practitioners of contemporary calligraphy today. This exhibition features selected books and study sheets from a series of unique artists books featuring calligraphy by Ingmire, drawings by Manuel Neri, illuminating the poetry of Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca. The beautiful collaboration of writing and drawings shows Ingmire’s inventiveness and sensitivity in giving visual form to poetry.
Exhibition
July 2 to September 25, 2016

People have made surfboards for centuries. Standing alone, these boards are often striking examples of functional design. Together, they tell a compelling story about the evolution of an important American art form. Traditional craft, cutting-edge engineering and minimalist art converge in the Museum’s new exhibition devoted to surfboards built from the late 1940s to the present day. Surf Craft chronicles the evolution of surfboard design featuring American makers and shapers of all kinds of wave-riding boards. It explains how meticulous hand craftsmanship can inform modern high volume commercially made surf craft.

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