Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
|Docent tours highlight Blanton's collection. (Blanton Museum)|
Sitting on the University of Texas campus, the Blanton Miuseum showcases art from across the ages -- ancient Greek pottery to abstract expressionism. "With a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, art lovers [including Winter Texans] are sure to discover new and old favorites at the Blanton."
With nearly 18,000 works in the collection, in addition to the touring exhibits, there is always exciting works on view that range "from across the ages, from ancient Greek pottery to abstract expressionism."
'Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design' Oct.14-Jan. 6, 2019
|'Making Africa' (Blanton Museum)|
Organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Making Africa features work that ranges from "playful to provocative to political, the work often breaks conventional barriers between disciplines and expands the potential of design in the twenty-first century."
Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712
Closed Monday. Thursday admission is FREE.
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
|Oklahoma Fancy Dancers (Heard.org)|
The Heard is dedicated to presenting the "stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art."
'Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Artic Spirit' - Oct 29- Feb. 3, 2019
|Henri Matisse, White Mask on |
Black Background (Heard.org)
"Matisse is celebrated for his sensuous approach to color and composition. Largely unknown to the general public, however, are his striking black-and-white portraits of Inuit people that were inspired, in part, by a group of Yup’ik (Native Alaskan) masks." The Heard Museum will be the only venue to see these original works of art.
61st Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market - March 2-3, 2019
|Jamie Okuma Beaded soft sculpture|
There are live performances on two stages, storytelling and crafts, book signings, artists' demonstrations and featured artists.
View the 2018 Best of Show Award by Jamie Okuma ( Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock): Protect, Honor, Cherish, a beaded soft sculpture of a Shoshone mother with her child in a cradleboard.
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
|Salvador Dali (TheDali.org)|
"The Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) and features works from the artist's entire career. The collection includes over 2,000 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity including 96 oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents," according to museum literature.
'Magritte & Dali' - Dec. 15-May 19, 2019
One exhibition not to miss is Magritte and Dali. It "is a first-of-its-kind special exhibition dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. Showcasing carefully curated, exemplary pieces from Magritte’s and Dali’s works, Magritte and Dali pushes back the curtain to reveal what lies beyond the simple appearance of painted images. The two preeminent surrealists opened the mind to an alternative view of the world, constantly challenging reality."
|(L) Detail of The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition, Salvador Dali. (R) Detail of L’Ile au tresor (Treasure Island), Rene Magritte. (TheDali.org)|
1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
-- Julianne G. Crane
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