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Image detail of artwork from the Subject Matters Exhibition

Subject Matters

Selections from the Permanent Collection
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Drawn from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition addresses subject matters commonly found in visual arts, while exploring a wide array of formal characteristics and styles in modern and contemporary art. It also demonstrates differing artistic approaches taken by different individuals, reflecting their personal experiences and concerns, as well as the time and places in which they lived and have lived. Subject Matters is organized into nine sections: the Human Figure, Plants and Animals, Landscapes, (Sub)Urban Life, Still-Life, the Home, Artist and Studio, Narratives, and Nonfigurative Abstraction.

November 2020 – July 2021
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Chihuly Exhibition

Dreaming Forms: Chihuly Then and Now

Dale Chihuly is a multi-media artist known for pushing the boundaries of glass and revolutionizing the American studio glass movement. For this comprehensive exhibition at the Baker Museum, Chihuly presents stunning installations drawn from both recent works and from his earlier signature series. Among the featured series, indoors and outdoors, are Baskets, Chihuly Merletto, Venetians, Ikebana, Fiori, Rotolo, Glass on Glass and Red Reeds. Coinciding with the reopening of The Baker Museum to the public, and celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary, Dreaming Forms: Chihuly Then and Now aims to inspire and provide the visitor with artistic respite and visual pleasure. It will evince not only Chihuly’s artistic rigor, but also his continuous investigation of contemporary themes and forms while honoring and reinvigorating traditional glassmaking technique.

At left: Dale Chihuly. Fire Orange Baskets (detail). Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands, installed 2018. © Chihuly Studio, Photograph by Scott Mitchell Leen.

November 2020 – February 2021
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Rodin Exhibition

Rodin: Truth Form Life

Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections
Organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

This exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Auguste Rodin’s bronze sculptures, modeled between 1860 and 1910. Rejecting 19th-century academic traditions, Rodin made vigorously modeled sculptural works. He also invented new poses and gestures to convey the vitality of the human spirit and movement, rather than depicting human figures as idealized types. The works on view include sculptures associated with some of Rodin’s most important public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell, as well as busts and preparations for other famous monuments.

November 2020 – April 2021
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Magritte Exhibition

Magritte: Reflections of Another World 

Paintings from the Van Parys Family
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Magritte: Reflections of Another World comprises six paintings — five oils and one gouache — by Belgian artist René Magritte (1898-1967). Renowned for his witty Surrealist paintings of everyday objects in strange surroundings, Magritte preferred that his artworks remain mysterious and open to interpretation. These works are from the collection of Jean Van Parys, a collector of avant-garde art and a close friend of Magritte, and they are on a five-year loan to Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum from Van Parys’ daughter. The paintings have never previously been shown in North America, and none have exhibited publicly in over 48 years.

November 2020 – July 2021
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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