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Museum—Exhibitions

The Baker Museum and Hayes Hall Galleries


Current Exhibitions


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Florida Contemporary
2021-22

Florida Contemporary, an annual exhibition organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, highlights work by notable visual artists active in Florida. Three artists are invited for its ninth iteration this season: Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Akiko Kotani and Noelle Mason. A wide array of compelling works by these artists with distinct backgrounds and artistic interests testify to the creative energies and intellectual vigor present in the state’s visual art world.

Image: Gonzalo Fuenmayor (Colombian, b. 1977). Mr. Tutti Frutti IV, 2021. Charcoal on paper, 35 x 27 in. Courtesy of Dot Fiftyone Gallery and the artist.

October 21 – July 17
Located in the Kohan, Newell and Friends of Artis—Naples Galleries of Hayes Hall

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Pam Longobardi
Ocean Gleaning

Artist Pam Longobardi utilizes found ocean plastics as her primary source material, arranging hundreds of plastic pieces into meticulous wall-mounted artworks or turning them into monumental floor-based sculptures. Working collaboratively with communities around the globe, Longobardi has cleaned beaches from Hawaii to Greece to Panama, and dozens of locations in between, removing tens of thousands of pounds of plastic from the environment and converting them into thought-provoking works of art that shed an unflinching light on the effects of global consumption on the natural world.

Image: Pam Longobardi (American, b. 1958). Swerve, 2019. Over 500 ocean plastic objects from Alaska, Greece, California, Hawaii, Gulf of Mexico and Costa Rica, steel specimen pins; 96 x 54 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist. © Pam Longobardi 2021

December 18 – July 24
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Another World
The Transcendental Painting Group

Inspired by the ideas of artist and theorist Wassily Kandinsky, as well as by American painters Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe, the Transcendental Painting Group evoked sensuous, synesthetic experiences of nature and ideas, creating works that embodied a higher spiritual reality. Their manifesto was “to carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual.” Their paintings were an important chapter in the history of modern painting and 20th-century American art.

Image: Agnes Pelton (American, b. Germany, 1881-1961). Winter, 1933. Oil on canvas, 30 x 28 inches. Crocker Art Museum Purchase; Paul LeBaron Thiebaud, George and Bea Gibson Fund, Denise and Donald C. Timmons, Melza and Ted Barr, Sandra Jones, Linda M. Lawrence, Nancy Lawrence and Gordon Klein, Nancy S. And Dennis N. Marks, William L. Snider and Brian Cameron, Stephenson Foundation, Alan Templeton, A.J. and Susana Mollinet Watson and other donors, 2013.54.

March 26 – July 24
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Invisible Thread

Invisible Thread explores the works of contemporary artists who approach spirituality, transcendence and the subconscious through abstraction and metaphorical representation. These artists have continued in the lineages of the ancestors and artisans in generations before them as the transcribers of the mysteries within the universe while being bound together by the invisible thread in the shared channeling of their collective histories.

Image: Lala Abaddon. Astral Self, 2018. Woven photograph, 19 x 13 in. Courtesy of Lala Abaddon.

March 26 – July 24
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Thirteenth Annual Student Exhibition

The 13th Annual Student Exhibition includes approximately 200 works by local public, private and home school students, grades pre-kindergarten through 12. A broad array of media, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, ceramics and photography is represented in this showcase of outstanding artwork created by talented student artists.

Image: Jesus Leon. Analogous Hands, Digital art. Naples High School, Grade 10. Art teacher: Daniella Rosset.

May 7 – July 24
Located in The Blair Foundation Gallery (third floor)
and the John and Jeanne Rowe Performance and Learning Center (first floor)

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Magritte: Reflections of Another World
Paintings from the Van Parys Family

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.

Image: René Magritte. Shéhérazade, 1947. Gouache on paper. 7 x 5 1/2 inches. © 2020 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Ongoing Exhibition
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Chihuly Collection

Dale Chihuly is a multimedia artist known for pushing the boundaries of glass and revolutionizing the American studio glass movement. The Baker Museum is the permanent home to four of his dynamic large-scale installations, which are on view to museum visitors during all normal operating hours: Blue Icicle Chandelier, Red Chandelier, Red Reeds and Persian Seaform Ceiling.

Image: Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941). Red Reeds (detail), 2020. Glass, 10 x 43 x 2 feet. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase made possible through the generosity of Patty and Jay Baker and Jeanette Montgomery Evert and Herbert P. Evert, 2021.2.1. © Chihuly Studio

Ongoing Installation
Located throughout the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus

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Louise Nevelson: Dawn's Forest

The monumental sculpture Dawn’s Forest by preeminent American artist Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is one of the most iconic works in The Baker Museum’s permanent collection. The work is made of various white-painted abstract wood elements, some as tall as 25 feet, created by Nevelson in her signature assemblage style over a period of more than a year.

Image: Louise Nevelson (American, 1899-1988), Dawn’s Forest (a column displayed in Artis—Naples, Hayes Hall, Drackett Gallery), 1986. Painted balsa-plywood. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2010.7. Gift of GA-Met, a joint venture of Georgia-Pacific, LLC. © 2020 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Ongoing Installation
Located in the Drackett Gallery and throughout Hayes Hall

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Upcoming Exhibitions


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True Likeness

True Likeness presents contemporary portraits from diverse makers in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. These artists, some familiar, others more on the fringe of the art world, hail from all over the United States. Their own identities, and those presented through their works, provide a snapshot of who we are as a country.

Image: Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke, b. 1981). Apsáalooke Feminist #1, 2016. Pigment print, 36 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY.

June 25 – September 25
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Recent Acquisitions: 2019 – Present

The Baker Museum’s permanent collection has grown steadily over the past two decades. With generous gifts from numerous individuals and through museum purchases, the art collection has continued to expand in both breadth and quality within the museum’s clearly defined scope, which encompasses American, Latin American and European art from the 1880s to the present day. This exhibition proudly presents over 50 works that have been added to the permanent collection since 2019.

Image: Donald Sultan (American, b. 1951). Steer, October 7, 1982, 1982. Chalk graphite underdrawing, plaster and tar on vinyl tile on Masonite, 98 3/16 × 97 13/16 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Gerald & Jody Lippes, 2021.5.1a-d.

June 25 – January 8
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Helen Frankenthaler
Late Works, 1990-2003

The innovative and experimental soak-stain paintings of Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) established her as one of the great artists of the 20th century. This exhibition, on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, offers the first opportunity to look at the artist’s late works in depth.

Image: Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011). Stella Polaris, 1990. Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 108 in. Collection of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York. © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

September through November 2022
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum


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Envisioning Evil
“The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky

The son of Jewish immigrants in Argentina, Mauricio Lasansky (1914-2012) forged a flourishing career as an artist in the United States, creating work that often explored themes of war and violence. In 1961, coinciding with the televised trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, he began a series of monumental drawings to grapple with the Holocaust. This exhibition, organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is the first comprehensive presentation of this body of work in a generation.

Image: Mauricio Lasansky (American, b. Argentina, 1914–2012). No. 24, 1961-66, “The Nazi Drawings.” Graphite with erasures, brush and asphaltum terpentine and red wash, with touches of charcoal, stencil, on card paper, 43 3/8 x 39 1/4 in. Levitt Foundation © Lasansky Corporation.

September 2022 through February 2023
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum


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Ran Hwang
Becoming Again

Korean-born, New York- and Seoul-based artist Ran Hwang creates densely referential artworks deploying buttons, beads and pins, sometimes overlaid with moving video images. This solo exhibition, the largest museum presentation of her work to date in the southeastern United States, will feature her stunning multimedia installation as well as her iconic silhouettes of Buddhas and plum blossoms. Hwang’s work demonstrates her preoccupation with the cyclical nature of life and fleeting moments of beauty.

Image: Ran Hwang (Korean, b. 1960). Contemplation Time (Detail), 2014. Paper buttons, beads and pins on Plexiglass, 93 x 45 in. Courtesy of the artist.

October 2022 through January 2023
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum


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Florida Contemporary
2022-23

This annual exhibition presents a select group of notable visual artists practicing in Florida. Highlighting the diversity of artistic approaches to personal, local and global themes, the 10th edition of this exhibition invites visitors to celebrate the state’s vibrant art scene.

October 2022 through July 2023
Located in the Kohan, Newell and Friends of Artis—Naples Galleries of Hayes Hall


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Naples Collects
2022-23

As a follow-up to the hugely popular Naples Collects exhibition of 2016, this exhibition is developed with the intention of sharing the most inspiring and engaging art from among the collections found in Southwest Florida. The paintings, sculptures, works on paper and mixed media pieces in this exhibition allow us to share with the museum’s visitors some of our community’s most prized possessions.

December 2022 through fall 2023
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum


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Three Degrees of Separation
Artistic Connections in the Permanent Collection

Showcasing modern artworks of the Americas from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition gives glimpses into how artistic ideas were exchanged and shared, avant-garde styles spread and cross-cultural artistic pollination occurred in the early and mid-20th century.

Image: Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Untitled, c. 1941-42. India ink, watercolor and pastel on watercolor paper, 13 x 10 1/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.172.

March through fall 2023
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum


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Love Stories
from the National Portrait Gallery, London

This groundbreaking exhibition presents masterpieces from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, arguing that ideas of love and desire have been critical to the development of portraiture from the 16th century to the present day. Featured artists include Sir Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Man Ray, Lee Miller, David Hockney and others.

Image: Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727-1788). Sarah Kirby (née Bull); (John) Joshua Kirby, c. 1751-52. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 25 1/8 in. National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased, 1905. © National Portrait Gallery, London.

February through May 2023
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

 

Past Exhibitions
2021-22 Season


 

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