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Museum—Exhibitions

The Baker Museum and Hayes Hall Galleries


Current Exhibitions


Image detail of artwork from the Recent Acquisitions Exhibition

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.

Through January 8
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Helen Frankenthaler Exhibition

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 6 – February 5
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 17 – February 19
Located on the first 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 breadth of artistic approaches to personal, local and global themes, Florida Contemporary invites visitors to celebrate the state’s vibrant art scene. The artists selected for the 10th edition of the exhibition are Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami; Ya Levy La’ford, Tampa; and Robert Rivers, Maitland.

October 14 – July 16
Located in the Kohan, Newell and Friends of Artis—Naples Galleries of Hayes Hall

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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.

November 2 – January 8
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Jesús Rafael Soto
Extension and Half Sphere

The monumental outdoor sculpture Extension and Half Sphere (1991) by Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005) activates the north lawn of The Baker Museum this season. Composed of acrylic and aluminum, this sculpture exemplifies Soto’s pioneering contributions to kinetic art.

Image: Rendering of The Baker Museum north lawn featuring Jesús Rafael Soto (Venezuelan, 1923-2005). Extension and Half Sphere, 1991. Acrylic and aluminum, 112 1/4 x 303 1/4 x 256 in. Courtesy Ascaso Gallery, Miami.

Ongoing Installation
2022-23 Season
Located on the north lawn of The Baker Museum

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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. On loan from the Van Parys family. © 2022 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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.

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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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). Blue Icicle Chandelier, 2000. Blown glass, 39 x 6 x 6 feet. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Charles and Jane Berger, 2000.12. © Chihuly Studio

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

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Upcoming Exhibitions


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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.

March 4 – October 15
Located on the second 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 4 – May 7
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Three Degrees of Separation Exhibition

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 18 – July 30
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum

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Image detail of artwork from the Prison Nations Exhibition

Prison Nation

Organized by Aperture, New York, this exhibition addresses the unique role photography plays in creating a visual record of incarceration, despite the increasing difficulty of gaining access inside prisons. Featured artists include Nicole Fleetwood, Lucas Foglia, Bruce Jackson, Emily Kinni, Jesse Krimes, Jack Lueders-Booth, Deborah Luster, Zora Murff, Nigel Poor, Joseph Rodriguez, Jamel Shabazz, Sable Elyse Smith and Stephen Tourlentes.

Image: Lucas Foglia (American, b. 1983). Vanessa and Lauren Watering, GreenHouse Program, Rikers Island Jail Complex, New York, 2014. Pigment print, 33 x 44 in. Courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York.

July 1 – September 17
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum

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Past Exhibitions
2022-23 Season


 

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