Openings and Closings: January 26 to February 1

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

MISS. VAUGHN / South Tiger (pages 167, 168) by James Edward Deeds, Jr. (1908–1987), c. 1936–1969. American Folk Art Museum, New York.

American Folk Art Museum, New York

Last week, the American Folk Art Museum opened the exhibition MULTITUDES in celebration of the museum’s passing its sixtieth anniversary. A look at the best from the museum’s permanent collection, the show boasts an impressive 400 works, hence the exhibition’s title. The diverse array of pieces and artists are drawn together by their systems of memorialization, methodology, and creation. To reserve your ticket in advance, check here and, as always, admission is free!

Sheilagh Coulter by Norman Ives (1923–1978), 1952. Image courtesy of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut © Norman S. Ives Foundation.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut

Opening this week at the Lyman Allyn is an exhibition that celebrates the work of the American artist and designer Norman Ives, who used typography and letterforms as the basis for his artworks. The show Norman Ives: Constructions and Reconstructions pulls together a range of Ives’ work—from paintings, collages, and prints to bas-reliefs and murals—to highlight his contributions to the graphic design field. To see the exhibition yourself, check here to plan your trip in advance.

Total Eclipse of the Sun by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827–1895), 1882. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Crystal Bridges welcomes a new exhibition this week entitled The Light Fantastic. The exhibition brings together the works of twenty-seven artists from the nineteenth-century to present. The exhibition asks museum goers to consider light and its effects in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography. The Light Fantastic features the works by such artists as Carrie Mae Weems and Agnes Pelton, as well as works by local Arkansas artists. Check here to plan your trip in advance!

Dancers at Zuni by Fritz Scholder (1937–2005), 1978. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georiga, Athens, Georgia; Image courtesy of the rFred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma Norman, The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection.

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens

This week, the Georgia Museum of Art is getting ready to say goodbye to their exhibition Collective Impressions: Modern Native American Printmakers. The exhibition considers the rise in popularity of printmaking among Native American artists in the latter half of the twentieth century. While the medium is relatively new amongst Indigenous artists, the exhibition explores how the atypical art-making technique broadened the horizon of representation for the artists featured in the exhibition. Make sure to check here to plan your trip before the exhibition closes on January 30.