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Looking at the Collection: Celebrating the 1960s
June 23 – September 29, 2019
Chan Gallery

Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day.

But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of everyday modern life.

Looking at the Collection: Celebrating the 1960s features a selection of Pop, Minimalist, and Photorealist works from the Museum’s permanent collection, executed by American artists who rose to prominence during this momentous decade. Included are works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and Richard Estes — all of whom epitomize the unique spirit that defines the decade of the 1960s.

Vietnam: The Real War: Photographs from The Associated Press
June 5 – October 6, 2019
Grisham Gallery

The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year.

The Associated Press (AP) is a not-for-profit global news agency headquartered in New York. Founded in 1846, it operates as an independent cooperative and has earned 52 Pulitzer Prizes, including 31 for photography, since the award was established in 1917.

To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisive war that left a deep and lasting impression on American life.

From Malcolm Browne’s photograph of the burning monk and Nick Ut’s picture of a 9-year-old running from a napalm attack to Eddie Adams’ photograph of the execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, Vietnam: The Real War contains images that both recorded and changed history.

This exhibition was organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art and The Associated Press.

Many images in the exhibition are graphic and document the hard realities that come along with war. Parental discretion is advised when viewing the exhibition.

Please join the Huntsville Museum of Art Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and Mayor and Mrs. Tommy Battleat an exclusive Presentation & Preview Reception
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Presentation by J. David Ake: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m., Great Hall
(please note doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Preview Reception: 6:45 – 8:30 p.m., Gallery Level

Following the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to preview this poignant and riveting exhibition, while enjoying a selection of fine wines, live music from Julia Dina, Charles Hogue, and Ariana Arcu from the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and passed canapés provided by Chef Narvell. Also in attendance at the reception will be Vietnam Soldier Reenactors who will be dressed in vintage Vietnam uniforms, along with representatives from Huntsville’s Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1067.

Members: $50; Non-members: $75
Seating for the lecture is limited to 170 guests.

Preview Reception Honorary Chairs:
Mayor and Mrs. Tommy Battle
Huntsville Museum of Art Board of Directors
Command Sergeant Major (R) Charlie Miller
Command Sergeant Major (R) John Perry
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (R) Marshall Eubanks

About the Speaker:
J. David Ake is AP’s director of photography. An award-winning photojournalist, he has documented major news stories in more than two dozen countries on six continents. He currently leads the news agency’s global photojournalism and has previously directed AP’s photo coverage in Washington, D.C. as deputy bureau chief. David was also a White House photographer during the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Vietnam Veteran Wall
A Vietnam Veteran Wall will be prominently displayed in conjunction with the exhibition, similar to the honor walls that were included with past military related exhibitions highlighting World War I, World War II and also the West Point Academy.

Many lives were impacted by the Vietnam War and this Vietnam Veteran Wall is a symbolic way to acknowledge those special veterans who served our country.

We are privileged to honor the Vietnam Veterans and appreciate everyone who contacted us to be a part of this historic exhibition.

  • In honor of SGT Robert Akenhead | 1969- 1970 | Given by Linda Akenhead
  • In honor of LTC (Ret.) Emile A. Alt, Jr. | 1969-1970 | Given by Linda Alt
  • In honor of MAJ US Army David Belcher | Given by Patsy and John Shields
  • In honor of SGT E5 James W. Bilbro | 1969-1971 | Given by Peggy M. Bilbro
  • In memory of SGM (Ret.) Eugene Brooks | 1966, 1968-1969, 1971-1972 | Given by Cynthia G. Brooks
  • In honor of SSG Thomas Larry Bullington | 1964- 1969 Service Dates | Given by Kristi and Mark Leberte
  • In honor of LTC (Ret.) US Army James W. Cape | 1969-1970 | Given by Adelaide Cape
  • In honor of SP5 Dannie R. Certain | 1960-1967 | Given by Jeannette Owens
  • SP4 Aircraft Tech Edmund Cholewa | 1970- 1972
  • In honor of 1LT Dr. H. Samuel Cooke | 1969-1970 | Given by Dr. and Mrs. N. Ricky Byrn
  • 1LT Harry G. Craft, Jr. | 1964-1966
  • In honor of E9 SGT MAJ John H. Duncan III | 1965-1992 Service Dates | Given by John H. Duncan IV
  • In honor of CAPT US Navy David Edwards | 1968-1972 | Given by CAPT US Navy Deborah Barnhart
  • In memory of BG (Ret.) US Army N.G. Dallas W. Fanning | 1971-1972 | Given by Sarah Fanning
  • In honor of SP5 US Army Andrew J. Fuller | 1966-1968 | Given by Narvell Patton
  • In memory of PFC Michael Gigliotti | 1968 | Given by Peggy and George Quillivan
  • In memory of SP4 James David Goff | 1970-1971 | Given by Jennifer Goff
  • In honor of COL (Ret.) Richard Carlton Hamley | 1971-1974 | Given by Rose and Tonya Alexander
  • COL (Ret.) US Army Jimmy C. Hill | 1969
  • In honor of COL (Ret.) Jimmy C. Hill | 1969 | Given by Steve and Andi Hill
  • In honor of CPT Ralph L. Hill | 1967-1968 and 1971-1972 | Given by Jon D. Randel
  • In honor of COL William P. Hooker | Given by Jean and Jerre Penney
  • In memory of COL Robert J. Hueffed | 1970-1971 | Given by Emily F. Hueffed
  • In memory of SP4 Claude Hughes | 1968- 1972 | Given by Jerolyn Hughes-Golightly
  • In honor of 1SGT (Ret.) George E. Jolly | 1968- 1969 | Given by Judy Jolly
  • In honor of CPT US Army William Joseph Klus | 1971- 1972 | Given by Claudia Klus
  • In honor of LTC (Ret.) US Army Richard L. Kowallik | 1970- 1971 | Given by Dee Kowallik
  • In memory of CPT USMC Lynn Meinert LaPointe | 1963-1968 Service Dates | Given by Susan Anderson
  • In honor of COL (Ret.) George E. Lewis | 1967-1968 and 1971 | Given by the Lewis Family
  • In memory of SMSGT Richard A. Loring | 1971-1972 | Given by Eleanor and Rick Loring
  • In honor of SGT Edward L. McCormick | 1967- 1969 | Given by JoAnne E. McCormick
  • COL (Ret.) Arthur C. Meier II | 1968-1969
  • In memory of CPT Charles Moore * | 1966-1967 | Given by Katherine and Raymond Tomlinson
  • In honor of SSG US Army Milton Gale Randel | 1966-1967 | Given by Jon D. Randel
  • In honor of E4 US Army Glenn Dewey Searcy | 1966-1968 | Given by Shirley Hurley Lievanos
  • In memory of MAJ (Ret.) US Army John Rucker Simmons | 1966-1967 and 1971-1972 | Given by Cynthia R. Simmons
  • In memory of SGT James Michael Spaulding | 1968- 1970 | Given by Evelyn Spaulding
  • COL (Ret.) US Army Gary M. Stewart | 1969-1970
  • LTC (Ret.) US Army Ron Sumera | 1970- 1970
  • LTC (Ret.) US Army John W. (Tim) Thames, Jr. | 1968-1969
  • In honor of SP4 Buford Thompson | Given by Narvell Patton
  • In honor of LTC (Ret.) US Army Thomas Morris Thompson | 1966- 1967 and 1970- 1971 | Given by Middie Y. Thompson
  • In honor of COL Raymond Tomlinson | 1966-1967 and 1970-1971 | Given by Katherine Tomlinson
  • In honor of CPT Shannon W. Turney, M.D. | 1966-1967 | Given by Peggy Turney
  • In honor of COL US Air Force Edward L. Uher | 1966-1967 | Given by his family
  • In memory of 1LT Jan A. Ulmer | 1967-1968 | Given by Dr. Harold R. Winton
  • In memory of Technical SGT US Air Force John Francis Virnich | 1969-1972 | Given by David and Kimberly Reyes
  • In honor of CPT Walter Y. Walker | Given by Betsy and Peter Lowe
  • In memory of MAJ Jack J. Wells | 1962-1963 US Army and 1965 USAID| Given by Kathleen and Philip Dotts
  • CPT Don. A. Wheeler | 1963-1965
  • LTC Harold R. Winton | 1967-1968 and 1969-1970
  • In honor of CPT Donis R. Wolfe | 1968-1969 | Given by Sarah K. Curtis
  • BG John Zierdt, Jr. | 1968-1969

*Killed in Action

A New Moon Rises: Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
May 19 – August 11, 2019
Adtran, Jurenko, Thurber and Guild Galleries

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles.

The Moon is not the same place as when astronauts last stepped foot on it. New impact craters are being formed. Volcanic activity, once thought long extinct, may have happened in the recent past. The crust has recently fractured from slow interior cooling and shrinking of the Moon and it may still be shrinking today. The LROC has taken over a million images of the surface and revealed details never before seen. These images are providing answers to long-held questions, and raising new questions about the Moon’s ancient and recent past, as well as its future.

The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration.

The lunar landscapes presented in this exhibition are a small but magnificent sample of LROC’s images. They provide a glimpse of recent discoveries and reveal our nearest and most familiar celestial neighbor to be strikingly beautiful, still full of mystery, and truly amazing. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a cooperative effort by hundreds of people. NASA, universities, private companies, and international partners all contributed to the mission.

This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Thank you Sponsors!
Kathy and C.H. ‘Tony’ Chan

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau
March 24 – June 23, 2019
Huth, Boeing, Salmon, & Haws Galleries

The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States. Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.

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