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Artis—Encounters

Highlights from the Permanent Collection


Stanton MacDonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973). L’Age d’Or: Ses Soleilles (The Golden Age: Its Suns), 1966-1967 (reworked 1967-70). Oil on three wood panels, 8 x 4 feet (8 x 12 feet overall). Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2016.4.1. Gift of Charlie and Elise Brown. © Stanton MacDonald Wright. Courtesy of the Estate of Jean Macdonald-Wright and Peyton Wright Gallery, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991). Desnudo en Blanco (White Nude), 1950. Oil on canvas, 76 1/2 x 51 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2002.2.065. Gift of Harry Pollak. Art © Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991). Open No. 174: In Red with Blue Stripes, 1970. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 96 x 47 ½ inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2016.1.15. Gift of Paul and Charlotte Corddry. © Dedalus Foundation Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

A current exhibition
at Artis—Naples

November 2, 2017 – June 2, 2018


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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, Open No. 174: In Red and Blue Stripes, 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.


Associated Events

  Artis—Encounters: Lecture
     December 6, 2017

  Languages of Art:
     Artis—Naples’ theme for the 2017-18 season

     September 5, 2017 — June 2, 2018


This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, and is generously underwritten by Waterside Shops.

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