Love in American Art


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Love in American Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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From Resource Library in chronological order:

Love and the American Dream: The Art of Robert Indiana (7/8/99)

Robert Indiana: Love and the American Dream (11/22/99)

Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa and Comanche Cradles (11/23/99)

Love Struggle: Paintings by John Gwinn (2/23/00)

For Love of Country (4/18/00)

Love and Loss: American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures (2/26/01)

Frederick Judd Waugh, 1861 - 1940: From Love to Knowledge -- An Artist's Journey (6/5/03)

The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love (9/25/03)

EDWARD WESTON: A Photographer's Love of Life (11/11/03)

Edward Weston: A Photographer's Love of Life (11/15/04)

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love (11/6/07)

Love Never Fails: The Art of Edouard and Luvena Vysekal (10/28/11)


From other websites:

Art of Family Living Curriculum is a set of digital books produced by a collaboration of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Gatherings of Hope congregations. Each publication is authored by Delia Martin Venema and features artworks in the collection of GRAM. One of the publications is titled "A Study in Love," featuring the art of American artist Mark Sheinkman. Accessed December, 2015.

Love for Sale: The Graphic Art of Valmor Products is a 2015 exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center which says: "Perfumes, hair pomades, incense, and a wide variety of other products came packaged in small bottles and tins with eye-catching labels affirming the mystical powers of the products within." Accessed 3/17

Love Me Tender, an exhibit held February 22 - May 26, 2013 at The Bellevue Arts Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Hope Gangloff: Love Letters, an exhibit held January 30 to June 5, 2011 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.

More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s is a 2013 exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum which says: "Organized by consulting curator Claire Schneider, More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s includes 48 works of art by 33 emerging and established contemporary artists who actively engage with love and the many ways it can be expressed through beauty, emotion, humor, texts, elaborate craft, sound environments, and interactive projects. For each of these artists, love is a significant tool or strategy that constitutes a creative practice built on generosity, inclusiveness, sharing, and questioning." Accessed 2/17

The Pursuit of Love - Marilyn Holsing is a 2017 exhibit at the Delaware Contemporary which says: "Rococo painters' fanciful tales in lush, verdant woods with seductively extravagant foliage have long been of great appeal to Marilyn Holsing and a rich source for her imagination. In their narratives, figures clad in luxurious garments traipse through the woods, flirting and playing seemingly without worry." Also see artist's website. Accessed 12/18

SoArts HeART is a 2017 exhibit at Garfield Park Arts Center which says: "The art of love. Whether it's August Rodin's The Kiss or Robert Indiana's Love sculpture, artists have always had something to say about love. Love is a strong emotion, and is as difficult to define as art itself. SoArts and Garfield Park Art Center will be exploring the concept of love, the heart and Valentine's Day. Each artist will interpret the concept in their own medium based on their own life experiences and feelings." Accessed 1/17

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate is a 2017 exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art which says: "This dynamic exhibition...showcases the diverse work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into a visually powerful, thought-provoking, and ultimately deeply moving exhibition." Go to past exhibits for info after March 2107. Also see website for touring exhibit. Accessed 3/17


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