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Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War 

Jul 27, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

During the Civil War, photographers such as George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner documented a divided nation with a medium still in its infancy. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of hostilities between the North and South, The Rockwell Museum will exhibit a selection of rare historical images, ranging from battlefield scenes to portraits of influential figures like...

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Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads

Jul 27, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

After an extended international tour, the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads has arrived at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. For the exhibition, renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei took as his inspiration 12 bronze sculptures of Chinese zodiac creatures that once graced an elaborate Qing dynasty fountain in Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat...

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American Still Life

Jul 27, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

This exhibition showcases approximately 60 works from the museum’s collection of 19th- and 20th-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John...

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Discovering the Impressionists

Jul 27, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

This landmark exhibition will examine the early struggles and ultimate triumph of the artists who created the style known as Impressionism, along with the role played by the great Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel in their success. Durand-Ruel was an early champion of the Impressionists and worked tirelessly over the course of nearly a half century to create a robust market for...

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Early Native American Easel Art in New Mexico

Jul 27, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016

The exhibition Early Native American Easel Art in New Mexico just opened at the Coronado Historic Site and runs through February 2016. Featured are seventeen prints of original water color paintings lent by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture's Dorothy Dunn Collection. Among the artists on view are Vidal Casiquito, Jr. and José Rey Toledo of Jemez, Gilbert Atencio of San...

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Kim Stringfellow’s Jackrabbit Homestead

Jul 27, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015

Kim Stringfellow’s Jackrabbit Homestead traces the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California through photography and audio interviews with historians, past residents, and artists (some of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins on the land). A past recipient of The Autry’s Theo Westenberger Award, which honors contemporary female artists whose work transforms...

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Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Tx.

Jul 27, 2015 - May 30, 2016

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. She is presently at work on a mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 20 feet wide) created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. As part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space, Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek is...

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Audubon’s Beasts

Jul 27, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of...

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The Red That Colored the World

Jul 27, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

The Red That Colored the World combines new research and original scholarship to explore the history and widespread use of cochineal, an insect-based dye that produces brilliant reds.  Use of the dye originated with indigenous peoples of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus and then spread throughout the world. Visitors will be able to see the little known cochineal bugs and their...

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57th Annual Delta Exhibition

Jul 27, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, presents the 57th Annual Delta Exhibition, on view July 10 through September 20, 2015 in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe Galleries.   “This highly anticipated exhibition brings an excitement to the Arkansas Arts Center each year and allows us to celebrate the works of...

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