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Exhibitions

The Priscilla and John Richman Gift of American Impressionism and Realism
December 12 – March 15, 2020

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882–1971) Holsteinberg, Greenland, 1933(detail) Gift of Priscilla and John Richman, 2019.20 Rights courtesy of Plattsburgh State Art Museum, State University of New York, USA, Rockwell Kent Collection, Bequest of Sally Kent Gort
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This exhibition celebrates six new gifts to the Norton from long-time Museum supporters Priscilla Richman and the late John Richman. The Richmans’ collecting focuses on American art from the first decades of the 20th century. Although this was the era when Americans began experimenting with abstraction, the Richmans acquire work by painters such as Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Henri, and Rockwell Kent, all of whom concluded that a connection to the visible world was necessary in their art. The eleven Impressionist and Realist paintings the Richmans have now given the Norton illustrate the breadth of work created by these artists, ranging from scenes of harmonious nature to representations of subjects from American history to works addressing the radical changes taking place in the modern world.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
November 22 – February 2, 2020

This exhibition addresses how Georgia O’Keeffe proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona, using her art, her clothing, and the way she posed for the camera. Early on, she fashioned a signature style of dress that dispensed with ornamentation, which evolved in her years in New York—when a black-and-white palette dominated much of her art and dress—and then her time in New Mexico, where her art and clothing changed in response to the colors of the Southwestern landscape. There, a younger generation of photographers visited her and solidified her status as a pioneer of modernism and contemporary style icon. In addition to O’Keeffe’s paintings and clothes, the show includes photographs of the painter by noted artists Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Andy Warhol, and others.

The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art
October 4 – March 1, 2020

Largely drawn from the Norton’s permanent collection, this exhibition addresses ideas about the body and its symbolic and societal implications in modern Latin American cultures. The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta presents paintings, photography, sculpture, and works on paper by artists active in Latin America and the United States between the 1930s and 2010s such as Diego Rivera, Ana Mendieta, Rufino Tamayo, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Collectively, the artworks explore differing approaches to figural representation to exemplify the universal elements of the body as well as the external forces acting upon it.

The exhibition’s title also recognizes these external factors and originates from a book of short stories and folklore by Uruguayan journalist, writer, and novelist Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015). The book, Walking Words, includes a recurrent sequence of maxims Galeano called “Windows” and his “Window on the Body” illustrates the conflicting ways institutions regard, study, exploit, and extol the human body:

“The church says: The body is a sin.
Science says: The body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The body says: I am a fiesta.”

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