American 20th-21st Century Representational Art



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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:

In the Tower: Barbara Kruger (10/3/16)

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present (7/12/16)

Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s (12/15/15)

a tug is between: The Art and Collaborations of Dane Goodman and Keith Puccinelli; essay by Christopher Miles (8/22/15)

Alexander O. Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter (1/22/15)

The Congressional Art Competition (12/29/14)

Aberrance and Artifice: The Norton Collection (7/10/13)

Fortune's Way, or Notes on Art for Catholics (and Others); play by Steve Hauk (1/14/11)

Contemporary Women Artists; essay by Sherry Buckberrough (1/13/11)

Collecting Women Artists and How Women Have Shaped the New Britain Museum of American Art; essay by Douglas K. S. Hyland (1/11/11)

History of Women Artists in the United States: 19th Century to the 1960s; essay by Nancy Noble (1/13/11)

WomenArtists@NewBritainMuseum (1/13/11)


John Baldessari: Pure Beauty (11/15/10)

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (4/13/10)

NASA|ART: 50 Years of Exploration (6/2/09)

Drawings: The Fort Worth Art Center Museum; essay by Peter Plagens (8/6/08)

Cornell Collects: A Celebration of American Art from the Collections of Alumni and Friends, Part IV: Art of Today and Conclusion; By Nancy Allyn Jarzombek and Nancy E. Green (8/2/08)

2008 - 2010

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination (12/5/06)

Bridges and Waterfalls: Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii (12/4/06)

Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art (10/31/06)

The Paintings of Otto Bielefeld, essay by Abraham A. Davidson, Ph.D (10/4/06)

Legacy: A Tradition Lives On (8/26/06)

Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism and its Response in Pennsylvania Painting, 1900-1950 (8/23/06)

Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation (6/26/06)

Sue Jean Covacevich: Pioneer Kansas Abstract Artist, with article by Stephen Gleissner (7/10/06)

Looking at Lincoln (7/7/06)

Andromeda Hotel: The Art of Joseph Cornell; essay by Therese Lichtenstein (6/26/06)

By Any Means: Works from the National Drawing Invitationals (6/19/06)

Richard Florsheim:  An Art Legacy, with essay by August Freundlich (5/18/06)

Preface by Kathleen A. Edwards and essay titled "From a Distance: The New York Skyline and the New Woman" by Kathleen A. Edwards -- texts contained in "Subject Matters: The Alan and Ann January Collection of American Prints and Drawings" (5/3/06)

Charles Prendergast: Beauties...of a Quiet Kind; article by Nancy Mowll Mathews (4/3/06)

Charles Sheeler: Across Media (3/28/06)

Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection (2/3/06)

Honoring Heroes in History: Illustrations from the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, 2001-2005 (2/2/06)

Morgan Russell and the Old Masters (2/2/06)

Fairfield and Friends: Art from the Commerce Bank Collection; essay by Stephen Gleissner (1/31/06)


In Review: What's in A Title, book review by Scott R. Ferris (12/1/05)

Masters of American Comics (11/21/05)

Henry Ossawa Tanner and the Lure of Paris (11/21/05)

Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart (10/26/05)

Milton Avery: Paintings from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art, with essay by Barbara Haskell (10/26/05)

Cultural Reflections: Inuit Art from the Collection of the Dennos Museum Center (10/25/05)

The Reality Show (9/26/05)

Saint Makers: A Living Tradition in American Folk Art; with essay by Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J. (9/6/05)

Villa America: American Moderns, 1900­1950 (8/31/05)

Marsden Hartley: American Modern (8/30/05)

Warhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum (8/22/05)

In Review: The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonné, essay by Scott R. Ferris (8/18/05)

My America: Art from The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 (8/11/05)

The Paintings of Pieter J. L. van Veen; essay by Allan J. Kollar (8/10/05)

The Fred W. Noyes, Jr. Centennial; articles by A. M. Weaver and Judith M. Courter (8/10/05)

Lynn Trank Memorial Exhibition (8/6/05)

Norman Rubington (1921-1991) -- Full Circle: New York, Paris, Rome, London, New York; Introduction by Lisa Tremper Hanover (8/2/05)

Art in 2 Worlds: The Native American Fine Art Invitational (8/2/05)

Reginald Marsh, U.S. Custom House Murals: Reframed and Reseen; article by Lisa Leavitt (7/29/05)

The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (7/27/05)

Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection Acquired by Harvard University Art Museums (7/15/05)

Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly (6/23/05)

Heroic America: James Daugherty's Mural Drawings from the 1930s; essay by Rebecca E. Lawton (6/23/05)

The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain: Selected Works from the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature (6/22/05)

Villa America: American Moderns, 1900­1950 (5/17/05)

Roy Lichtenstein:  American Indian Encounters (6/14/05)

Abraham Walkowitz, Forgotten Pioneer of American Modernism: Selections from the Collection of Eugene DeGruson and the Collection of the Wichita Art Museum; article by Novelene Ross (5/24/05)

Oscar Bluemner: A Passion for Color (5/24/05)

The Art of the Stamp (5/24/05)

George Biddle, Raphael Soyer, and the Genius with a Thousand Faces; essay by Andrew Ladis (5/18/05)

Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art (5/18/05)

Trompe l'Oeil: The Art of Illusion; article by Louis A. Zona and Gary T. Erbe  (5/16/05)

On the Paintings of Bert Carpenter; essay by Hilton Kramer (5/10/05)

Rock On! (5/10/05)

Maxfield Parrish: Master of Make-Believe( 4/22/05)

Pop!; article by Sean M. Ulmer and Carole McNamara (4/20/05)

Jacob Lawrence: In Focus; article by Sean M. Ulmer (4/20/05)

Seasons of Light - Eternal Moments by Richard Earl Thompson; essay by Susan Hallsten McGarry (4/5/05)

Richard Thompson: Seasons of Light and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Painting a Story (4/5/05)

Heroes, Villains, and Mermaids: the Fantastical World of Ronald Markman {4/4/05)

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern (4/4/05)

Beautiful Resistance: Works on Paper from the Heard Museum Collection (3/29/05)

Byrdcliffe as a Utopian Community (3/25/05)

Surrealism USA (3/21/05)

The Art of Warner Brothers Cartoons (3/9/05)

A Tincture of Madness: Zelda Fitzgerald and Modernist Art; essay by Everl Adair (2/28/05)

Persistent Memories: African American Art From the University of Arizona Museum of Art Collection; article by Marcin Aleturowicz (2/28/05)

Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972 - 1985 (2/21/05)

With Friends: Six Magic Realists 1940-1965 (2/21/05)

Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly (2/3/05)

After Whiteness: Race in the Visual Arts (2/3/05)

A Continent without Borders: Africa's Influence on African American Artists; essay by Nnamdi Elleh (2/3/05)

Paintings by Irving Norman: The Measure of All Things; essay by Patricia Junker (1/31/05)

An American First: Walter Anderson's Blockprints (1/27/05)

Robert Henri and the 1915 San Diego Exposition; essay by Jean Stern (1/27/05)

Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts, Selections from the Permanent Collection (1/25/04)

Cotton Puffs, Q- tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha (1/20/05)

The Visual Literature of Bernarda Bryson-Shahn: Developing a Social Conscience (1/18/05)

2004 - July though December

The Spirit of the Modern: Drawings and Graphics by Maltby Sykes; Foreword to Maltby Sykes catalogue, by William Underwood Eiland, Director; Friendship's Garland: Remembering Maltby Sykes, "A Witness of His Time", essay by Taylor Littleton (12/20/04)

R. H. Ives Gammell: The Hound of Heaven; essay by Elizabeth Ives Hunter (12/704)

An Act of Memory; essay by Katherine French (11/30/04)

Edmund Lewandowski Murals Uncovered at the Flint Institute of Arts (11/30/04)

In The American Grain: The Stieglitz Circle At The Phillips Collection (11/19/04)

Transforming the Page: Line, Washes, and Smudges (9/29/04)

Coming Home: American Paintings, 1930-1950, from the Schoen Collection (9/27/04)

A Matter of Style: The Influence of French Art on the Old Lyme Art Colony (9/27/04)

Seeing Red: Rockwell Kent and the Farnsworth Art Museum; article by Victoria K. Woodhull (9/3/04)

In the American Grain: Dove, Hartley, Marin, O'Keeffe, and Stieglitz (9/3/04)

Allan Freelon: Pioneer African-American Impressionist (9/2/04)

Places Near and Far: Award Winning Original Art from Favorite Children's Books (9/2/04)

Louise Nevelson: Selections from the Farnsworth Art Museum (8/30/04)

Art in America: 1825-1975; essay by Thomas Davies (8/20/04)

An American Art Collection in Hong Kong; article by Thomas Davies (8/20/04)

Sharing Your Paintings -- or --"It's Better Than Selling Hot Dogs"; article by Thomas Davies (8/19/04)

The Art of Janet Fish and Eliot O'Hara Watercolors (8/16/04)

Revelations and Reflections of Self-Taught Artists (7/28/04)

Jan Matulka - The Global Modernist; with Catalogue Introduction by Patterson Sims (7/19/04)

What's In A Book: A Book Arts Exhibition; "What's in a Book," essay by Pamela Hart Rago (7/13/04)

Red, Hot & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (7/12/04)

Roy Lichtenstein: All About Art (7/7/04)

Warhol & Lichtenstein (7/1/04)


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"While our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."

- Ray Bradbury in his Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing (1990). Quote is sourced from Wikipedia.


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A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved 1,820 pages referencing " Representational"


From other websites:

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, an exhibit held April 23, 2014 - July 13, 2013 at the Grey Art Gallery of New York University. Accessed December, 2015

Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana in MMoCA's Permanent Collection, an exhibit held January 23, 2010 to April 11, 2010 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "Works of art in the exhibition function as a fulcrum for exploring America's archetypal symbols and for investigating the divide between the diverse experience of American life and the persistence of its core iconic images and themes." Accessed February, 2015

The Art of American Dance is a 2016-17 exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which says: "The Art of American Dance examines dance-inspired paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from the 1830s to the recent past -- from dance in Native American cultures to ballroom dancing, to Jitterbug, swing, modern dance, and others. Exploring the variety of ways Americans embrace dance as part of everyday life, as well as the diverse forms of professional dance, including burlesque, flamenco, and classical ballet, the exhibition highlights the central place dance has held in American culture and in the imagination of American artists." Accessed 10/16 Also see Dance! American Art 1830-1960 and related Detroit Institute of Arts news release. Accessed 10/16

As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch is a 2016-17 exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art, which says: "As long-time residents of Massachusetts, Gail and Ernst von Metzsch have consistently been drawn to local artists such as George Nick, Paul Rahilly, Janet Monafo, Steve Hawley, Ben Aronson, and Ed Stitt, among others, whose paintings reflect their daily lives, experiences, and environments. Today, the collection reflects a multitude of styles and subjects best described as "contemporary realism," and includes naturalistic landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and interiors, as well as colorful, evocative abstractions." Also see "New England Images Heavy Focus Of 'As We See It' At NBMAA" by Susan Dunne in Hartford Courant 10/30/16. Accessed 11/16

Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, an exhibit held June 21 - November 10, 2013 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Includes blog. Accessed August, 2015

Behold Revelation: The Fairy Tale Paintings of Katherine Ace is a 2016-17 exhibit at Albany (GA) Museum of Art, which says: " Katherine Ace s recent work focuses on images from the fairy tales of the Brother s Grimm.... The artist is captivated by how the Grimm's stories embody the complex issues that we all experience intimately: the dualities of life and death, humor and tragedy, beauty and corruption." Accessed 11/16 Also see images, commentary, artist statement and biography from Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Accessed 11/16

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out, an exhibit held September 12, 2010 to January 2, 2011 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "The Clayton Brothers construct complex narratives that introduce memorable characters and comment wryly on contemporary life." Accessed February, 2015

Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts is a 2016 panel discussion on the art of papercuts hosted by Chapman University's Art Collections Department, which says: "Papercutting is a centuries-old, cross-cultural art form that remains vibrant and relevant today. Practiced by artists from Kabul to Mexico to China to Los Angeles, papercutting is an artistic language that uses humor, satire, and elegance to engage with contemporary politics, cultural traditions, and the wonder and strangeness of our external and interior worlds." Accessed 11/16

Curiosity: From the Faraway Nearby, an exhibit held Saturday, October 27, 2012 - Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed January, 2015.

The Discerning Eye: Scintillating Paintings from Rodney Burlingame, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Ed Blackburn - Jumping Across (The River), an exhibit held February 5th ­ May 22nd, 2011 at the Old Jail Art Center. Includes 24:35 Artist's Gallery Talk, a February 19, 2011 online video. Artist combines images and text in his paintings. Accessed April, 2015.

Esmé Thompson: The Alchemy of Design, an exhibit held April 9 through May 29, 2011 at the Hood Museum of Art. Includes podcast interview and press release. Accessed January, 2015.

Every Tattoo Tells A Tale: Mark Mahoney & The Shamrock Social Club, an exhibit held at the California Heritage Museum. Accessed December, 2015.

Excavating New Ground: American Art in the 1970s, an exhibit held February 11 - August 14, 2011 at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia. Materials include exhibit labels and portfolio. Accessed August, 2015

Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson, an exhibit held April 30 - July 6, 2008 at Cantor Arts Center and April 30 - August 17, 2008 at Peterson Gallery, Green Librar, Stanford University. Includes press release. Accessed August, 2015

Facing Home: Paintings and Drawings from Mississippi by James Madison Miller V, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Glass Fantasies: Enamels by Thom Hall is a 2016 exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center, which says: "...Glass Fantasies is a retrospective exhibition containing more than forty enamels produced between 1977 and 1989 by longtime Arkansas Arts Center Registrar and artist, Thom E. Hall." Acessed 11/16. Also see artist bio from Enamel Arts Foundation. Accessed 11/16.

Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, an exhibit held September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009 at the Hood Museum of Art. Includes essay and press release. Accessed January, 2015.

Janet Sullivan Turner: Retrieval and Rebirth, an exhibit held October 3, 2014 - January 18, 2015 at the Noyes Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015

Jim Wagner: Trudy's House , an exhibit held Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed January, 2015.

Joseph O'Sickey: Unifying Art, Life and Love, an exhibit held May 2 - July 21, 2013 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes biography, catalog excerpts, gallery guide. Accessed August, 2015

Jules de Balincourt, an exhibit held Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Accessed March, 2015.

Julian Schnabel Plate Paintings 1978-86 is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, which says: "Julian Schnabel's Aspen Art Museum exhibition is the first museum presentation to focus on the renowned American artist's now culturally iconic plate paintings. Largely unexhibited since the early 1980s, Schnabel's pieces reveal the artist's interest in material experimentation, the physicality of surface, and the relationship between the figure and abstraction." Accessed 12/16 Also see artist's website. Accessed 12/16 (assemblage art)

Kim Abeles: Art and Activism, an exhibit held September 11 - November 21, 2010 at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. Accessed February, 2015

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present is a 2016 exhibit from the Arkansas Arts Center, which says: "Enameling -- the art of fusing glass to metal through a high temperature firing process-- gained widespread popularity in the United States in last half of the twentieth century. Now in the first decades of the twenty-first century, artists throughout the country continue to explore enamel in a variety of forms, finding new meaning and rich expressive potential in the vibrant color and layered depth of this time-honored medium." Acessed 11/16 Also see Enamel Arts Foundation article. Accessed 11/16. See Craft and Folk Art Museum press release for 2016 exhibit. Acessed 11/16.

Luscious: Paintings by Emily Eveleth, an exhibit held July 9 - October 24, 2010 at the Smith College Museum of Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process, an exhibit held November 10, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at the Parrish Art Museum, Accessed April, 2015.

Matthew Daub: In the Shadow of Industry, Watercolors and Drawings of Eastern Pennsylvania, a 2001 exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. Includes essay by Robert Metzger, Ph.D, Director, CEO, Chief Curator, Reading Public Museum. Accessed April, 2015.

Michael Miller: An Appreciation is a 2016 exhibit at the Brauer Museum of Art, curated by Gregg Hertzlieb, Director/Curator of the Brauer Museum of Art, who says in an introduction of the exhibit catalog: "The Brauer Museum of Art presents a retrospective exhibition of the incredible work of Michael Miller (1938-2014), an artist who was skilled in a wide range of media and who created prints, drawings, paintings, and printed constructions that involve innovative uses of traditional and experimental methods. A remarkably talented draftsman, Miller was able to blend illustration styles familiar to him from his youth, surreal and imaginative creations reminiscent of Chicago Imagism, a lively sense of humor, and a keen critical eye for human nature, to produce works that reflect virtuoso technique and a high degree of sophistication in content." Link is to the exhibit catalog. Accessed 12/16

Mr. Imagination: Chicago Self-Taught Artist was a 2014 exhibit at the Brauer Museum of Art with eclectic multimedia creations by the self-taught visionary artist Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack, 1948-2012). The exhibition includes selections from the extensive collection of Robert Alter and Sherry Siegel and was curated by Gregg Hertzlieb and Nina Corazzo, Walter E. Bauer Professor of Art. Link is to the exhibit catalog. Accessed 12/16

Murder, She Said is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, which says: "This exhibition will explore why murder is so often a source of fascination frequently inflected by irony and wry humor in the visual /arts today....The appeal of murder itself, as reflected in art and literature, is in some ways easy to understand. Artworks can provide us the vicarious satisfaction of dispatching our enemies - and thus of controlling death, the very eventuality that, in real life, implacably haunts, defies, and defeats us." Accesssed 11/16

Oh Panama!: Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal, is a 2016 exhibit organized by the Hudson River Museum and the Michener Art Museum. MAM says: "The Norwegian-born painter Jonas Lie (1880-1940) was drawn early in his career to architectural subjects, and earned his reputation through his powerful renderings of New York and its icons of technological progress, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the new skyscrapers, and the urban canyons they created. Inspired by an early color film documenting the construction of the canal, Lie was enthralled by the feats of engineering and the sublime visual qualities of the massive trench being carved across the Isthmus of Panama. He visited the Canal Zone for three months in 1913. Oh Panama! presents his dramatic vision of the canal's construction in eleven paintings on loan from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as well as oil sketches, lithographs, and ephemera -- all will impress viewers as a sublime and beautiful documentation of man's relentless quest to conquer nature and harness its riches." Accessed 9/16.

The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation, an exhibit held August 24 - October 6, 2012 at the Halsey Institute. Includes press release and video. Accessed January, 2015.

People, Places and Things: Works by William DeBernardi, an exhibit held April 27 - August 12, 2012 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit brochure. Accessed April, 2015.

Placing Pierre Daura, an exhibit held May 10, 2014 to September 28, 2014 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Accessed February, 2015

Plastic Imagination, an exhibit held at the Fitchburg Art Museum September 25, 2016 - January 15, 2017. FAM says: "Plastic - a product inextricably tied to the manufacturing history of North Central Massachusetts ­ has many characteristics that make it fantastically unique. This multi-purpose material can be luminous, colorful, lightweight, strong, durable, practical, playful, affordable, and aerodynamic. It can conjure associations with industrial accomplishment, foment feelings of nostalgia, and trigger very real fears about consumption and waste.... Plastic Imagination explores the work of 10 contemporary New England artists who create extraordinary things with all kinds of plastics. Lisa Barthelson, Tom Deininger, Dana Filibert, Joseph Fucigna, Lynne Harlow, Niho Kozuru, Margaret Roleke, Dean Snyder, Bill Thompson, and Brian Zink all find inspiration in the fillers, films and moldable plastics made popular throughout the last century. Some shave, sand, sculpt, and paint different densities of foam. Some play up the translucent or opaque qualities of Plexi or Fiberglass, and some recycle plastic toys, treasures, and trash. Some present readily accessible, everyday plastics as strictly formal studies, while others crave the layers of meaning (social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic) that result from a focus on this ubiquitous and arguably indispensable material." Worcester Magazine featured the exhibit 9/15/16 in "The fantastic world of plastic" by Corlyn Voorhees; published "Plastics spotlighted in Fitchburg Art Museum exhibit" by Nancy Sheehan on 10/3/16 Accessed 10/16.

Plein Air Paintings Representing 114 Counties in Missouri by Billyo O'Donnell, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Prilla Smith Brackett and Amy Ragus: Fractured Visions was a 2015 exhibit at the Danforth Museum of Art,, which says: "Whether using a paintbrush or camera, both Brackett and Ragus mix nature and artifice, employing a collage aesthetic to represent their reality. Prilla Smith Brackett explores the landscape in her paintings to reveal hidden beauty and hard truths, celebrating the natural world while reminding us of its fragility in the face of manmade intrusions. Amy Ragus creates photographic collages based on hundreds of individual images of a given scene." The exhibit catalog is provided online. Accessed 11/16

A Retrospective in Memoriam: Robert MacDonald Graham, Jr., an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent is a 2016-17 exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, which says: "The exhibition includes approximately 50 examples of Grooms's signature three-dimensional paintings, sculptures, installations, prints, and films, spanning 1961 to 2015, and thereby provides an excellent overview of his artistic production." MBMA includes an audio tour tied to images of exhibit artworks. Accessed 11/16

Ripped: The Allure of Collage, an exhibit held October 29, 2011 - January 8, 2012 at the Heckscher Museum of Art. Includes exhibit resource guide and activity page. Accessed January, 2015

Rob Evans: Mystery and Metaphor - Four Decades of Work, an exhibit held 9/27/14 - 12/7/14 at the Reading Public Museum. Includes online audio. Accessed April, 2015.

Rural Advocate: The Paintings of Nora Othic Plus Portraitures from the Permanent Collection, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

A SEA OF POSSIBILITIES:Paintings by Merion Estes 1971 to 2006, an exhibit held September 10 - October 29, 2006 at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Essay by Rebecca McGrew, Curator. Accessed April, 2015.

Selections from the Mary and Michael J. Tatalovich Collection an exhibit held June 6 - August 5, 2012 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Includes exhibit catalogue. Accessed August, 2015

Skowhegan at Seventy was an exhibit held June 4, 2016 to October 10, 2016 at the Portland Museum of Art. PMA says: "In 2016, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture celebrates 70 years as one of the world's premier artist residencies. The school does not grant degrees, yet for just over two months each summer its participants and faculty work and learn in an intense period of residence, intense days punctuated by evening lectures by artists and writers from all over the world. Many artists speak of their experiences at Skowhegan with stories not unlike those of Alex Katz, who has maintained in interview after interview for decades that his first summer at Skowhegan (also his first summer in Maine) was decisive for his life as an artist." Accessed August, 2016

Something Wicked This Way Comes, an exhibit held January 24, 2009 to April 11, 2009 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "A major new exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art explores the various ways that artists have represented evil in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries." Accessed February, 2015

Steve DiBenedetto - Evidence of Everything was a 2015-16 exhibit at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, which says: "Utilizing an inventory of leitmotifs, including the helicopter, octopus, wheel, and glass office tower, DiBenedetto paints and repaints his subjects in states of apocalyptic trauma where content and technique become unified, while the boundaries between the objective and subjective become uncertain." Accessed 1`1/16

Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection, an exhibit held May 3 - July 31, 2014 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy. Includes 4-minute video featuring the graffiti artist, checklist and a page about Daze's Life in the Fast Lane. Accessed January, 2016.

Summer Breeze: Paintings & Drawings by Alice Dalton Brown, an exhibit held May 18, 2013 - August 18, 2013 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Includes gallery guide. Accessed January, 2015.

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence,Transcendence, in Contemporary Encaustic, an exhibit held May 18 - June 23, 2014 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]

Thenceforward, and Forever Free an exhibit held August 22 - December 22, 2012 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Includes exhibit catalogue. Accessed Accessed August, 2015

"The Whole World for Your Children": Artists' Reinterpretations of the 1934 Britannica Junior was a 2015 exhibit at the Danforth Museum of Art, which says: "From animals to vegetables, poetry to history, the Britannica Junior promised to bring the whole world into your home. Now, the artists in this exhibition extend the encyclopedia's reach once more to provide a contemporary, creative interpretation of the knowledge bound within its pages." Viewers may read the 16-page gallery book online. Accessed 11/16

Thomas Woodruff: Freak Parade, an exhibit held Jan. 27 - April 18, 2010 at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.

TL Solien: Myths & Monsters, an exhibit held May 17, 2008 to August 17, 2008 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "Throughout his prolific career, TL Solien has created works that interweave literal and metaphorical layers in an effort to convey complex thoughts and emotions. An influential figure in the Midwest for decades, Solien is also known nationally for canvases that explore personal experience with a dense visual lexicon of created and appropriated images. TL Solien: Myths & Monsters will feature works from the 1980s, as the artist explored life as a new father, to current works that employ literary figures as repositories for his thoughts and fears." Accessed February, 2015

Tongue-in-Cheek, an exhibit about humor and absurdity in Bay Area art held May 9 - July 19, 2015 at the di Rosa Preserve. Includes exhibit brochure with essay by Amy Owen, and news release. Accessed December, 2015.

Toward Resolution: Artists' Studies from the Collection, an exhibit held May 3 - July 31, 2014 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy. Includes illustrated checklist. Accessed January, 2016.

A Tumultuous Assembly: Collage, Assemblage, and the Found Object, an exhibit held May 17, 2014 to July 27, 2014 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "Drawn from MMoCA's permanent collection, A Tumultuous Assembly presents contemporary interpretations of collage and assemblage, created during the second half of the twentieth century, by such artists as Don Baum, Henry Botkin, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ray Yoshida, among others" Accessed February, 2015

William Clutz: Crossings is a 2016 exhibit at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, previously at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Download the 62-page exhibit catalog published by Schmucker Art Gallery, with essay by Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery. The Foreword says: "Clutz carefully balances the pure abstraction of mid-century American painting with the reintroduction of figurative imagery. Because his works are at once abstract and representational, Clutz resists neat categorization into a cohesive art movement. Rather, his vibrant examination of line, color, and light reflects the artist's sincere commitment to his singular style." Accessed 10/16.

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties was a 2012 exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art which said: "The exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties brings together for the first time the work of more than 60 painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression. Throughout the 1920s, artists created images of liberated modern bodies and the changing urban-industrial environment with an eye toward ideal form and ordered clarity-qualities seemingly at odds with a riotous decade best remembered for its flappers and Fords." Accessed 10/16. Also, Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties at Dallas Museum of Art. Includes gallery photos. Accessed August, 2015.

Visiting...With Huell Howser - LINT ART is an archived 28-minute television broadcast presented online by KCET. "Huell visits his artist friend Slater Barron to witness the beauty of art made from lint. Yes, lint." Text courtesy of KCET. Accessed January, 2015.

PBS provides a variety of streaming video sources for American art. PBS's two-season television series Art-21, Art in the Twenty-First Century. PBS explains that the series is "the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions." The Art-21 website contains video clips relating to each of the many featured artists including Laurie Anderson, Margaret Kilgallen, Sally Mann, Bruce Nauman, Raymond Pettibon, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, William Wegman and Fred Wilson. The Art:21 series and its companion materials answer the following questions: who are today's artists?; what are they thinking about?; how do they describe their work? and why do they do what they do? The Season One and Two home videos are two sets with four hours each. Viewers meet "a diverse group of contemporary artists through revealing profiles that take viewers behind the scenes-into artists' studios, homes, and communities -- to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, sources of inspiration, and creative processes." Representational as well as abstract artists are featured in the videos. Accessed May, 2015.

Philocetes Center presents a discussion with Chuck Close, Vincent Katz, and Matthew von Unwerth about the film "Chuck Close," directed by Marion Cajori. [32:40] Accessed May, 2015.


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