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Museum—Exhibitions

The Baker Museum proper is closed for the 2017-18 season
Hayes Hall galleries are open
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm
Thanksgiving Closed


Languages of Art

Arik Levy Sculpture

This exhibition showcases works by internationally renowned artist, designer, photographer and video artist Arik Levy (Israeli, b. 1963), who has gained global recognition with his sculptures and collectable creations. Levy’s innate scientific and poetic savvy, mixed with his interest in design innovation, simplicity and experimentation, allow him to translate concepts into sculpture, space and experiences. The exhibition will include examples of his Rock series, an ever-growing sequence of sculptures shaped like minerals and composed of reflective surfaces, such as polished stainless steel. Levy’s work has won dozens of design awards and is shown and collected in public and private collections all over the world. September 5, 2017 – June 2, 2018

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To the Streets

To the Streets!

Protest Posters from the Atelier Populaire de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts

From Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition features a portfolio created by anonymous artists, activists and students for the massive protests in Paris in May of 1968. Made to be distributed on the streets, pasted on handheld signs and on building façades, these ephemeral pieces of political history remind us of the power of images in moments of social upheaval. This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. November 16, 2017 – January 13, 2018

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To the Streets

Beyond the Sight

Untold Stories About Gorillas

Blending art; science; history; primatology; and philosophy in an altogether original way, Beyond the Sight: Untold Stories About Gorillas presents the works of Naples-based philosopher of science and visual artist Chris Herzfeld (Belgium, b. 1960), who uses the story of non-wild apes to explore a range of important questions about both sides of the ape-human interaction. This absorbing exhibition proposes a face to face engagement with the great apes, in particular with three gorillas that the artist encountered over the course of her field work in search of their portraits. Herzfeld is the founder of the Great Apes Enrichment Project, which advocates better living conditions for these animals when in captivity. She also focuses on the ability of the primates in captivity to adapt their lives in an environment radically different from that of their wild relatives. Beyond the Sight unforgettably renders the complexity, the dignity and the interests of these great apes, which are all endangered, sometimes critically. This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. November 16, 2017 – January 13, 2018

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To the Streets

Florida Contemporary

This exhibition presents a select group of contemporary artists practicing in Florida whose work shows the diversity of approaches to personal, local and global themes. Featuring a wide-range of styles, techniques and ideas, this edition of Florida Contemporary invites visitors to celebrate the artistic diversity in our state in the context of contemporary art trends. This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. November 16, 2017 – January 13, 2018

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Artis—Encounters

Artis—Encounters

Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Artis—Encounters features a selection of works from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection by American, European and Mexican artists. Selected for their aesthetic, stylistic and thematic attributes, this group of paintings and sculptures acquires new meaning in the context of Hayes Hall and in the company of installations like Louise Nevelson’s Dawn’s Forest as well as sculptures displayed around campus. A painting by Robert Motherwell is put in dialogue with Yaacov Agam’s Gateway to the Arts, while the fragmented form in Rufino Tamayo’s Desnudo en blanco (White Nude) contrasts with the smooth surface of Hanneke Beaumont’s Bronze 73 (L’Ennui), among other significant new acquisitions on view for the first time. Artis—Encounters invites visitors to discover connections between the visual and performing arts, foster dialogue about ideas and enjoy unexpected encounters with beautiful works of art. This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. November 2, 2017 – June 2, 2018

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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 5, 2016 – June 2, 2018

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Unlimited

The Multifaceted Art of John Carroll Long

This exhibition will include selections of work in a variety of media by polymath artist John Carroll Long. Prolific, imaginative and revealing an incessant aptitude for charting different bodies of work, Long is something of an enfant terrible whose works address the human condition. January 31 – April 22, 2018


Revelation: Jean-Denis Cruchet

This retrospective exhibition will include selections from the enduring and impressive artistic production of Jean-Denis Cruchet (Swiss-American, b. 1939), a prolific and virtuosic sculptor and master of form who works in stone, bronze, painting and collage. His unique artistic sensibilities translate into muscular and well-balanced architectonic sculptures as well as modernist paintings, collages and works on paper, which amplify his three-dimensional intelligence. January 31 – April 22, 2018


Tenth Annual Student Exhibition

The Tenth 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 5 – June 2, 2018

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Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Community

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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