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laire Ashley, Close Encounters: Adam’s Madam, 2018 (detail), Spray paint on PVC coated ripstop nylon, plastic, zippers, and fans, Approx. 35 x 30 x 25 ft. Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL. Photo credit: MOCA JAX.

Museum—Exhibitions

The Baker Museum and Hayes Hall Galleries


The Baker Museum is closed for Repair and Expansion
The Baker Museum exhibitions will reopen on December 1, 2019
Hayes Hall galleries are open
Tuesday—Saturday, 10am–4pm
Sunday, Noon–4pm
Closed Mondays
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2019-20 Season Exhibitions


Image detail of artwork from the Student Photography Institute Exhibition

Student Photography Institute Exhibition

Sponsored by the Schrenk Family Foundation, Inc.

The annual Student Photography Institute celebrates the art of photography through hands-on instruction in four weekend workshops during the school year and in a two-week summer seminar. The institute is designed to give students broad experiences in various areas of photography, including the camera, lighting, composition, digital technology and portfolio preparation. The program also assists students in making vocational decisions, understanding visual communications and preparing for college-level image-making with a curriculum that emphasizes the craft and aesthetic of visual problem-solving equally. Each year, a class of up to 18 students is selected to participate from local high schools.

September 3 – December 8, 2019
Located in Hayes Hall Lobby, west hallway

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Image detail of artwork from the ReTooled Exhibition

ReTooled

Highlights from the Hechinger Collection
Organized by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C.

ReTooled brings life to the unexpected subject of tools by profiling 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection. Featuring more than 40 imaginative paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs, the exhibition consists of four sections that dynamically frame the themes of this collection into accessible categories: Objects of Beauty, Material Illusions, Instruments of Satire, and Tools: An Extension of Self. This exhibition is organized by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C.

September 3 – December 8, 2019
Located in the Drackett and Kohan galleries, first floor of Hayes Hall

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Image detail of artwork from the 30 Years Exhibition

30 Years: Building a Naples Icon

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

30 Years: Building a Naples Icon is a visual storytelling of the groundbreaking and construction of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Throughout the building process, Southwest Florida photographer Ed Chappell took over 1,000 photographs of the creation of a major Naples landmark. A selection of these photos, which impeccably portray the magnitude and detail of the project, will be reproduced in this exhibition. Visitors will see the beginnings of Hayes Hall documented thoroughly and cleverly.

September 3 – December 15, 2019
Located in the Newell and Friends of Art galleries, second floor of Hayes Hall

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Image detail of artwork from the Iconic Works from the Permanent Collection< Exhibition

100 Iconic Works from the Permanent Collection

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

100 Iconic Works from the Permanent Collection features 100 selections from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection chosen for their aesthetic and historical significance. The permanent collection includes works by a broad spectrum of artists using diverse media across artistic movements. Selections in the exhibition include influential works by Diego Rivera, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein. To accompany 100 Iconic Works, The Baker Museum plans to release a catalogue of these highlights from its permanent collection.

The museum’s permanent collection reflects the cultural vibrancy of the Southwest Florida community and the knowledge of local collectors. With this collection, the museum acts as an excellent teaching tool — especially for those with interest in American and Mexican art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

December 1, 2019 – July 25, 2020
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Monet to Matisse Exhibition

Monet to Matisse

French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, for Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Monet to Matisse: French Masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is an exhibition comprised of stunning works by some of the world’s best-known artists, including Claude Monet, Edward Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Camille Pissarro. In addition to works by these Impressionist artists, the exhibition will feature major paintings by Post-Impressionist masters Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall and Georges Braque. For this exhibition, the Dixon is loaning more than 70 objects derived from the core of its permanent collection.

December 1, 2019 – March 22, 2020
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Looking at Words Exhibition

Looking at Words: A Poetry of Shape

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Looking at Words: A Poetry of Shape exhibition, which features an exciting look at the formal use of text within visual art (sometimes without any other pictorial element) by artists such as Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois and Barbara Kruger. These works, underscoring the power of language, come from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

December 1, 2019 – April 5, 2020
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Color Field

Color Field

Organized by Crystal Bridges of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas,
for Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Taking advantage of new spaces in The Baker Museum and in reimagined spaces outside on the grounds of the Cultural Campus is the Color Field exhibition. Color Field is a sculpture exhibition organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas for The Baker Museum. The exhibition features interactive sculptures by artists that employ lush colors and enlarged forms meant to engage all the senses.

December 1, 2019 – May 10, 2020
Located mainly outdoors on the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus

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Image detail of artwork from the Expressions Exhibition

Expressions

Matisse and Modern Art
Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Expressions: Matisse and Modern Art explores the development of avant-garde art by artists such as Alexander Archipenko, Larry Rivers, Morgan Russell and Sonia Delauney. Each of these artists experimented with a variety of new approaches, all influenced and inspired by the colorful works of Henri Matisse — one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

December 1, 2019 – March 22, 2020
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum

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Florida Contemporary

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

The Florida Contemporary exhibition presents a select group of contemporary artists practicing in Florida whose work shows the diversity of approaches to personal, local and global themes. Featuring a wide range of styles, techniques and ideas, this edition of Florida Contemporary invites visitors to celebrate the artistic diversity of our state in the context of contemporary art trends. This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

December 2019 – April 2020
Located in all four Hayes Hall Galleries


Andy Warhol Portfolios

A Life in Pop
Organized by the Bank of America Corporate Art Program

Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop features the work of one of the Pop Art movement’s central figures. Consisting of Andy Warhol’s most iconic prints, illustrations and a Robert Mapplethorpe portrait of the artist, the exhibition reflects his commentary on our media and celebrity-obsessed culture as well as the subtle, yet pervasive, impact of advertising in society. This exhibition is organized by the Bank of America Corporate Art Program.

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


Subject Matters

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

Subject Matters is an exploration of the diverse visual languages employed by artists to depict specific themes and ideas. Organized into thematic sections, this exhibition explores topics such as mythology, domestic space, abstraction, landscapes and more. With the inclusion of well-known works as well as new acquisitions and key pieces that have not been on display in recent years, this exhibition represents an opportunity for our patrons to better familiarize themselves with The Baker Museum’s permanent collection.

April – July 2020
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum


Twelfth Annual Student Exhibition

Organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum

The Twelfth Annual Student Exhibition includes approximately 750 works by local public, private and homeschool students, grades pre-K through 12. A diverse array of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic and photography, will be displayed.

May – June 2020
Located in all four Hayes Hall Galleries


Image at top of page: Claire Ashley, Close Encounters: Adam’s Madam, 2018 (detail), Spray paint on PVC coated ripstop nylon, plastic, zippers, and fans, Approx. 35 x 30 x 25 ft. Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL. Photo credit: MOCA JAX.

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