Languages of Art
Part of The Baker Museum Lecture Series
Gisela Carbonell, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Baker Museum
Art, like language, can express ideas in a multitude of ways. Inspired by their imagination and influenced by their surroundings, the images and objects artists create reflect personal as well as social circumstances. The lecture discusses this exhibition of approximately 100 works from the museum’s permanent collection and explores the diverse visual languages artists employ to depict specific themes. Focusing broadly on people, places and things, each section addresses themes in more depth, such as mythology; domestic space; the artist’s studio; abstraction; landscape and seascape; the city and industry and the figure.
Gisela Carbonell is director of curatorial affairs at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Her recent curatorial projects include The Olga Hirshhorn Collection (2016-17), New Acquisitions: In Context from the Collection of Paul and Charlotte Corddry (2016), Celebrating 15 Years of Collecting at The Baker Museum (2016) and Dressed and Undressed: Selections from the Permanent Collection (2015-16). Prior to her appointment as director of curatorial affairs, Gisela was the curator of special collections at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Previously, she was professor of art history and humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey for almost ten years and previously, curatorial assistant at the Krannert Art Museum in Illinois. Gisela received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, a master’s in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.