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Artis—Encounters

Highlights from the Permanent Collection


Stanton MacDonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973). L’Age d’Or: Ses Soleilles (The Golden Age: Its Suns), 1966-1967 (reworked 1967-70). Oil on three wood panels, 8 x 4 feet (8 x 12 feet overall). Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2016.4.1. Gift of Charlie and Elise Brown. © Stanton MacDonald Wright. Courtesy of the Estate of Jean Macdonald-Wright and Peyton Wright Gallery, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991). Desnudo en Blanco (White Nude), 1950. Oil on canvas, 76 1/2 x 51 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2002.2.065. Gift of Harry Pollak. Art © Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991). Open No. 174: In Red with Blue Stripes, 1970. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 96 x 47 ½ inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2016.1.15. Gift of Paul and Charlotte Corddry. © Dedalus Foundation Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

A current exhibition
at Artis—Naples

2017-18 Season: November 2017 – July 2018
2018-19 Season: September 2018 – June 2019


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Artis—Encounters features a selection of works from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection by American, European and Mexican artists. Selected for their aesthetic, stylistic and thematic attributes, this group of paintings and sculptures acquires new meaning in the context of Hayes Hall, and in the company of this fall’s new exhibitions, as well as sculptures on the grounds of the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus.

Artis—Encounters shares with our visitors some of the finest works in our collection and highlights recent acquisitions on view for the first time, such as L’Age d’Or: Ses Soleilles (The Golden Age: The Suns), a monumental triptych by American painter Stanton MacDonald Wright. The diverse visual vocabularies employed by the artists shown respond to varying backgrounds, yet the formal and aesthetic resonance between the works suggests common interests and sensibilities.

By displaying paintings and sculptures in areas of Hayes Hall, and in proximity to the monumental pieces on view outdoors, an artistic dialogue ensues. The blue stripes in Robert Motherwell’s Open No. 174: In Red and Blue Stripes evokes the repetitive curves of Yaacov Agam’s Gateway to the Arts, while the fragmented form in Rufino Tamayo’s Desnudo en blanco (White Nude) contrasts with the smooth surface of Hanneke Beaumont’s Bronze 73 (L’Ennui). Artis—Encounters invites visitors to discover connections between the visual and performing arts, foster dialogue about ideas and enjoy unexpected encounters with beautiful works of art.


This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, and is generously sponsored by Waterside Shops

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