Photographs from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
Intense and often darkly humorous, Weegee’s voyeuristic portraits capture the excitement and stark realities of urban life. Weegee shot street vendors, kissing moviegoers and the victims of fresh crime scenes before the police’s arrival. His documentary-style immediacy revealed his perspective on the reality of New York City and influenced generations of photographers and filmmakers. Weegee by Weegee intimately details the extremes of the modern city. May 2 — July 26, 2015.
The 7th 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. May 9 — July 26, 2015.
A remarkably gifted craftsman, Jan Yoors excelled in tapestry, painting, photography and drawing. His extraordinary life informed much of his practice: After absconding with a Gypsy tribe at age 12, he worked closely with the Allies to help the Gypsies escape genocide during World War II. This selection celebrates one of the most prolific, but perhaps understudied, artists of the 20th century. Organized by The Baker Museum. May 16 — July 26, 2015.
at The Baker Museum
Drawn from the museum’s permanent collections of American, Mexican and European art, Celebrating 15 Years of Collecting at The Baker Museum marks an important milestone in the history of the institution. Showcasing iconic pieces of the museum’s collection as well as rarely seen works, this exhibition celebrates the individuals whose passion and vision helped assemble one of the most impressive compilations of 20th century art in Southwest Florida. Organized by The Baker Museum. June 6 — July 26, 2015.
The Sculpture of Rainer Lagemann
Divers, a new sculpture installation in the Figge Conservatory, includes six suspended figures made exclusively for The Baker Museum. This series presents the classic theme of artistic expression — the human form. Using elegantly crafted metal squares, sculptor Rainer Lagemann provides a powerful vision of the human body’s strength and delicacy. If you happen to be in the museum at night, don’t miss the sculptures’ dramatic shadows upon the conservatory floor. September 6, 2014 — July 26, 2015.