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Art Museum - Exhibitions - 2019

2019 Exhibitions

Shared Space: A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

Sep 13 - Dec 15, 2019

Through photography and video, media made ubiquitous through new technologies, nineteen artists from eleven countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact – from city streets to rural landscapes - have evolved since the late 1980s alongside our access to a virtual “global village.” This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.

MATERIAL PLEASURES: STILL LIFE FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

Jun 21 - Aug 26, 2019

This exhibition features 19th- through 21st-century paintings and prints, meticulously immortalizing objects from precariously stacked glassware to freshly cut peonies and ripe fruit.

SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION

Jun 21 - Aug 26, 2019

This exhibition features highlights from the collection including paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Milton Avery, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as a selection etchings by John Taylor Arms.

James Daugherty: Fairfield Court Murals and the Portrayal of Family

Mar 29 - Jun 9, 2019

This exhibition examines of the way family life is depicted in studies for a lost WPA era mural cycle by the Connecticut artist James Daugherty. Included are gifts and promised gifts to the Art Museum from the James Daughtery Foundation as well as loans from the Mattatuck Museum of Art, the James Daugherty Foundation, and a private lender.

Selections from the Reverend John J. Kelley Bequest

Mar 29 - Jun 9, 2019

This exhibition is drawn from one of the Art Museum's founding collections, the bequest of the Reverend John J. Kelley which came to Saint Joseph College in 1966. Featuring over 50 highlights ranging from the 15th through the 20th century, this show includes works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Hassam, Bellows, Hiroshige, and many more.

"The Tongue is an Eye": The Visual Arts and Wallace Stevens

Jan 11 - Mar 17, 2019

From Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant to Jasper Johns and John Yau, American artists and poets have inspired each other. Not only did Wallace Stevens write numerous poems inspired by works of art, his verse in turn has stimulated the creativity of many visual artists. Writing about “The Relations between Poetry and Painting” Stevens notes: “in an age in which disbelief is so profoundly prevalent or, if not disbelief, indifference to questions of belief, poetry and painting, and the arts in general, are, in their measure, a compensation for what has been lost.”

This exhibition explores connections between poetry and visual art by bringing prominent Connecticut poets to mine the collection of the Art Museum for works that they feel capture the spirit of specific poems by Wallace Stevens.

Guest Curators: Dennis Barone and James Finnegan

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