Upcoming Exhibitions

Glazed Over: Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

JuLY 12, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

Eldredge Gallery


Glazed Over will feature a number of ceramics from the collection, with a focus on various types of glazes. The exhibit will include thirteen works by Gertrud and Otto Natzler, a Viennese born husband and wife who were known internationally for their collaborative pottery and the creation of over 2500 unique glazes. The exhibit will also include Chinese and Japanese porcelain, earthenware vessels by regional artists Mark Oehler and Dana Bates as well as examples of Delftware, Maiolica and Sevres and Meissen porcelain.

Pictured: Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Large Crater, glazed earthenware, n.d.



Into the West

JuLY 19, 2014 - May 23, 2015sloane



The Spratlen Gallery will present a selection of paintings from the Gertrude Vanderveer Spratlen collection, focused primarily on Western and Southwestern artists. The exhibit will feature work by Oscar E. Berninghaus, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Ernest Blumenschein, as well as more contemporary work by Eric Sloan and Conrad Schwiering.

Pictured: Eric Sloane, Sky City and Skyscape, oil on panel, n.d.


Maquette: The Sculptor's Tool

August 30 - November 9, 2014

Weisel & Kelly Galleries, Museum grounds


Associated Events:

  • Opening Reception|Friday, August 29, 2014 (5:30-7:00 PM)

trova modelA maquette is a small-scale, preliminary model (or rough draft) of a sculpture. For a sculptor, a maquette is an integral tool used for developing the final version of a sculpture; many artists utilize maquettes to work out formal design concepts as well as structural concerns on a small scale before launching into the more expensive, fully realized project. Maquettes are a fascinating way to visually see the progression of an artist’s idea.

Based on the Museum’s extensive collection of Ernest Trova’s maquettes, and supplemented with work by a selection of contemporary artists, this exhibit will explore the maquette as a sculptor’s tool and will compare a number of models with their finalized work.  Visitors will be encouraged to view work both in the galleries as well as on the Museum’s grounds.

Pictured: Ernest Trova, AV Model, 1973, sheet metal, soldered.



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