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Exhibitions

Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings

Highlights from the Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Collection

Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations


Events

Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie
Jan. 18-April 21, 2019

About: Pompeii Archive features a selection of recent work by American photographer William Wylie exploring the archeological site of Pompeii in highly evocative images. Wylie’s interest in the contemporary state of Pompeii began with his discovery of the work of Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914), a German photographer who documented the excavation of the site in the mid-nineteenth century. An avid historian and collector, Wylie began collecting Sommer’s images and researching his work, particularly Sommer’s strategic use of photography to flatten the picture plane and create layered and stratified images that evoked the archeological processes. Examples of Sommer’s work are also included in the exhibition. This ongoing research, and the body of work that has resulted, was supported by Yale University’s Doran Artist in Residency awards at the Sol and Carol LeWitt estate in Praiano, Italy, where Wylie was a resident in 2012 and 2015.

Organizer: The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University

Credit: This exhibition is made possible through funding from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board.

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings
Oct. 19, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019

This rare exhibition explores Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolor studies produced during her time at the University of Virginia (UVA) and will include several key sketches and paintings as well as other works demonstrating her developing style. While in Charlottesville in the summers from 1912 to 1916, O’Keeffe displayed an early attraction to modernism and abstraction, using her surroundings on the Grounds of UVA to investigate simplified and refined compositions. During her time at UVA, O’Keeffe’s work showed a dramatic shift to the ideas of modernism.

This is the first time these watercolors have been on view outside the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings emphasizes an understudied period of the artist’s development. The exhibition is a catalyst for new scholarship on this period in O’Keeffe’s life through a graduate seminar led by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, professor of modern art at the University of Virginia.

Unexpected O'Keeffe: The Virginia Watercolors and Later Paintings is organized by Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Professor of Modern Art at the University of Virginia and Matthew McLendon, J. Sanford Miller Family Director of The Fralin Museum of Art with contributions from Professor Turner’s students, and works on loan from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, The Phillips Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.

Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century
10/19/2018 to 01/27/2019

Curated by Hannah Cattarin, Curatorial Assistant

Photography played an important role in the development of modern art in the early 20thcentury. American photographer Alfred Stieglitz spent his 50-year career working to establish photography as a fine art form. The Photo-Secession movement was co-founded by Stieglitz in 1902, with the then controversial viewpoint that the significance of photography lies not in the subject matter of the photograph but in the way the artist achieved their subjective vision through the manipulation of the image. Following the formation of the Photo-Secession movement, Stieglitz—unhappy with contemporary photographic journals of the time—founded Camera Work, a quarterly journal published from 1903–1917 that served to aid in Photo-Secession efforts. This exhibition highlights photographs from the permanent collection that were published in several issues of Camera Work, including work by Alice Boughton, Anne Brigman, Frank Eugene, Frederick Henry Evans, Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen.

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations
Through January 27, 2019

Curated by Adriana Greci Green, Curator of Indigenous Arts of the Americas

Reflections: Native Art Across Generations brings together historic Native American art drawn from the collections of The Fralin Museum of Art with the work of several distinguished contemporary Native artists. This exhibition establishes connections between past and present creative... Read more

This exhibition is made possible through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mullen Family Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is underwritten in part by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Kay WalkingStick, Cherokee, b. 1935. Bear Paw Battlefield #2, 2003. Gouache and charcoal with encaustic on paper, 25 x 50 in (63.5 x 127 cm). Museum purchase with funds from the Graham Fund, University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2004.11. © Kay WalkingStick

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