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.
September 5 – November 8, 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.
September 5 – October 11, 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.
September 5, 2015 – January 31, 2016
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 5, 2015 – July 24, 2016
Schrenk Student Photography Exhibition
Now in its eighth year, this wide-ranging photography exhibition features approximately 75 works from high school students in the year-round Schrenk Student Photography Institute, led by J. Tomas Lopez, Professor of Photography and Director of Electronic Media at the University of Miami. This exhibition is generously underwritten by George & Wynnell Schrenk. Opens September 5, 2015
Through the Lens
Selections from the Photography Collection
Drawn entirely from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents four major themes that have attracted photographers since the invention of the medium in the 19th century: personalities, nature, architecture and place. Each image captures the atmosphere of a location or a candid moment in the life of a historical figure. With examples by noted practitioners such as Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott and Paul Strand, the selection highlights the variety of interpretations of the photographic medium. This exhibition complements the Schrenk Student Photography Exhibition. September 5 – November 3, 2015
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston
Fashioning the ’70s
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s offers a unique perspective on two of the best-known fashion designers in modern history who defined the sexy and glamorous looks of the 1970s. The approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories — drawn from The Museum at FIT’s extensive collection of pieces from both designers — reflect the social, economic and political realities of their creators and the world at large. November 7, 2015 – March 6, 2016
Dressed and Undressed
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Including work by American and Mexican artists from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection, Dressed and Undressed presents 20th century representations of the female form as well as the clothing, shoes and accessories that adorn it. This exhibition includes paintings, drawings and photographs that celebrate the art of fashion and the diverse ways to represent female beauty. A complement to Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ‘70s, this exhibition features a variety of pictorial styles. The selection invites the viewer to identify the correspondences between the exquisite designs by Saint-Laurent and Halston displayed in the main gallery and the fascinating works on view here. November 7, 2015 – March 6, 2016
Paco Pomet is a contemporary artist from Spain who uses oil on canvas to paint familiar scenes and iconic gestures based on historical photographs and landscapes. With an overall monochrome effect, including bursts of unexpected bright colors, his art is original, quirky and always created with an underlying wit. November 25, 2015 – March 30, 2016
This eclectic exhibition brings together examples of high-quality art owned by local collectors from some of the best-known American artists of the 20th century, works by masters of European art and contemporary artists. Naples Collects is a one of-a-kind opportunity to share with our patrons and supporters the stories of area collectors who have devoted years to amassing collections that speak to their tastes, interests and passions. February 13 – June 19, 2016
This multimedia art exhibition showcases artists currently practicing in the Sunshine State whose work addresses a vast range of themes. From realism to abstraction and everything in between, this survey features selected works by local photographers, painters, sculptors and graphic artists who have spent a lifetime at their craft, alongside an exciting array of new artists. Opens February 2016
8th Annual Student Exhibition
The 8th Annual Student Exhibition includes approximately 600 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 2016