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Museum—Exhibitions

The Baker Museum and Hayes Hall Galleries


Current Exhibitions


Image detail of artwork from the Helen Levitt Exhibition

Helen Levitt
In the Street

For more than 70 years, Helen Levitt (1913-2009) used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life on the streets of New York City. Roaming through the Lower East Side, Spanish Harlem and other urban neighborhoods beginning in the mid-1930s, Levitt photographed the poignant and mundane aspects of daily existence in the city’s residential neighborhoods.

September 7 – December 5, 2021
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Subject Matters Exhibition

Subject Matters
Selections from the Permanent Collection

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.

September 7, 2021 – March 2, 2022
Located on the second 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

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.

Ongoing Exhibition
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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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.

Ongoing Exhibition
Located in the Drackett Gallery and throughout Hayes Hall

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Upcoming Exhibitions


Image detail of artwork from the Baseball Heroes Exhibition

Baseball Heroes
Works from the Jay H. Baker Collection

Featuring more than 100 iconic artifacts from the unparalleled New York Yankees memorabilia collection of Jay H. Baker, this exhibition celebrates baseball as an integral part of American life for nearly 200 years. Baseball Heroes presents extraordinary objects and original documents from Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter. Highlights include Babe Ruth’s earliest known game-used bat, Mickey Mantle’s high school yearbooks and first signed professional contract and the jersey worn by Derek Jeter for his Yankees debut in 1995.

October 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Love in All Forms Exhibition

Love in All Forms
Selections from the Art Collection of Patty and Jay Baker

As a complement to Baseball Heroes, this exhibition will paint a fuller portrait of noted collectors and philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker through the presentation of selections from their remarkable collection of fine art. From the Impressionist painting of Claude Monet to the art deco portraits of Tamara de Lempicka to the abstract sculpture of Henry Moore, the works in this exhibition represent some of the most significant art historical movements of the past 150 years.

October 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Florida Contemporary Exhibition

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.

October 21, 2021 – July 17, 2022
Located in the Kohan, Newell and Friends of Artis—Naples Galleries of Hayes Hall

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Image detail of artwork from the FPam Longobardi Exhibition

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.

December 18, 2021 – July 24, 2022
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Another World Exhibition

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.

March 26 – July 24, 2022
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.

March 26 – July 24, 2022
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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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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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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