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The Olga Hirshhorn Collection

The Olga Hirshhorn Collection

In celebration of Olga Hirshhorn’s legacy, this exhibition celebrates the collection she has left to The Baker Museum for this community to enjoy. Works by some of the foremost modern European and American artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning and Georgia O’Keeffe will be on view. The exhibition examines recurring themes in Hirshhorn’s collection including the friendships she and her husband, Joseph, maintained with prominent artists as well as their eclectic collecting practice. Important loans from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will complement the works on view. September 6, 2016 – July 23, 2017

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Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden

Origami in the Garden is a monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition created by American artists Kevin and Jennifer Box. The exhibition is a partnership between Artis—Naples and the Naples Botanical Garden. These distinctive creations, from giant paper cranes to a life-size Pegasus, are well known in public and private art collections worldwide. Motivated by the impermanence of paper, Kevin Box pioneered a new method of capturing its delicate detail into museum-quality metals utilizing lost wax casting and fabrication techniques. Origami is the art of paper folding, and each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection began with a single piece of paper. Five sculptures and about 40 unfolded pieces of origami will be on display at The Baker Museum with nearly 30 more sculptures at the Garden. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Collier County Tourist Development Council and Convention and Visitors Bureau. October 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017

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Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana: Now and Then

Now and Then follows the career of one of America’s most celebrated living artists associated with Pop Art, Robert Indiana. Featured are over 50 works, including his icons, EAT, LOVE, and HOPE, THE ALPHABET, and his latest series, the extraordinary Like a Rolling Stone, in which he creates dynamic compositions incorporating the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s song. This extensive exhibition presents works showcasing Indiana’s unique method of working on paper, canvas, print and in three dimensions with the same image. Indiana’s LOVE, conceived originally as a postcard for New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is one of the most recognizable works in American Art and was rendered as sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints, globally exhibited, and also as a U.S. Postage stamp. November 30, 2016 – May 3, 2017

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In a New Light

In a New Light

American Impressionism 1870-1940

This exhibition explores both the dissemination of Impressionism from its French roots into the American idiom and its reinterpretation of American landscape painting. Drawn from the Bank of America Collection, the more than 120 works in the exhibition by a diverse group of more than 75 artists, trace not only the development of Impressionism in the US, but also that of a truly American style of painting. The works included, among others by Childe Hassam, George Inness, Thomas Moran, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson, are a reflection of the changing mindset of America from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. November 12, 2016 – March 12, 2017

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Tragic Love Affair

A Tragic Love Affair

Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler

Oskar Kokoschka (Austrian, 1886 – 1980) first met Alma Mahler, the widow of composer Gustav Mahler, in Vienna in April 1912. He was not the first man enthralled by Alma Mahler, who played the muse for several artists across disciplines. This season we are exploring her role as a muse in both music and art. This exhibition will look at Kokoschka’s various depictions of their tumultuous relationship, in which he often placed images of Mahler in allegorical context. After Mahler left him, Kokoschka was so distraught that he commissioned the Munich doll maker Hermine Moos to create a life-size doll after Alma’s likeness in July 1918. The doll was designed according to Kokoschka’s own descriptions. Although the result was a bitter disappointment to him, he used this fetish doll in several paintings and drawings. November 12, 2016 – April 16, 2017

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Jacque Fresco

100 Years of Vision

Jacque Fresco, 100 Years of Vision presents an overview of a lifetime of creative output by visionary designer and social engineer Jacque Fresco, who turned 100 last March. The exhibition, which will include models, tools, blueprints and sketches that together represent his humanistic ideas for a better future, places Fresco’s legacy within the framework of attempts made by his contemporaries (writers, artists, architects, designers, filmmakers, etc.), to radically affect the evolution of the status quo. November 19, 2016 – April 16, 2017

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Dawns Forest

Dawn's Forest

The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson

One of the towering figures of 20th century American art, Louise Nevelson was known for her tightly woven compositions created often from scraps of wood and unified by monochromatic themes, mostly black and white. Dawn’s Forest is Nevelson’s largest work and incorporates pieces she created as early as the 1970s. The work, which weighs more than three tons and is nearly 25 feet tall at its highest point, will be arranged in segments throughout the Artis—Naples campus. September 6, 2016 – July 23, 2017

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Inside the Outside

Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

The genre of self-taught art and its relationship to mainstream modern and contemporary art is a complex theme that has been widely discussed and debated. This exhibition brings together highlights from the extraordinary collection of William Louis-Dreyfus and features a focused look at the work of artists such as James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Taylor and Willie Young. These artists renounced formal training to embark on their separate journeys, resulting in astoundingly open and imaginative bodies of work. No single style or preoccupation ties their production together, but the visual impact of their work is thoroughly contemporary. Opens March 2017


The Pursuit of Abstraction

In the first half of the 20th century, when science and philosophy fostered an understanding of the world defined by objectivity, materialism and reason, many artists cultivated new forms of spiritual expression that resisted these secular currents. The Pursuit of Abstraction draws on the fine and decorative art holdings of the Wolfsonian–FIU, the Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and the promised gift from the Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts to present works that invoke spiritual crisis and renewal as central to the modern experience. Opens May 2017


Ninth Annual Student Exhibition

The Ninth Annual Student Exhibition includes approximately 500 works by Collier County public and private school students, grades pre-K through 12. A diverse array of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography, will be displayed. Opens May 2017

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Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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