EXHIBITS

Photography & Folk Art at the Art Institute of Chicago

BY ELIZABETH MCGOEY & ELIZABETH SIEGEL

This fall, the Art Institute of Chicago will open an exhibition, Photography & Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, that explores the connections between the fields of folk art and documentary photography in the Depression era for the first time.

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Made in New York City at the American Folk Art Museum

THE EXHIBITION MADE IN NEW YORK CITY: THE BUSINESS OF FOLK ART is on view at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) through July 28, 2019. The exhibit includes 100 hundred works by self-taught artists from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights the history of New York City as a financial and commercial capital.

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Transatlantic Connections Influencing Miami’s Wolfsonian

Wolfsonian founder Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr. Has long been interested in a simple question: what can art and objects tell us about modern life? With a collection that begins in 1850 during the Industrial Revolution and ends in 1950 following the conclusion of World War II, modernity at the Wolfsonian is in many ways defined by a relationship with industry and production.

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Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

Traveling between the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the new V&A Dundee in Scotland, Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style is the first exhibition to fully explore the aesthetics and cultural impact of ocean liners from an international perspective.

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Casanova’s Europe

By COURTNEY HARRIS,
Curatorial Research Fellow, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From August 27, 2017–October 8, 2018, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will host the collaborative traveling exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) has come to epitomize the sophistication of 18th-century Europe through his memoirs and their account of the creativity, sensual pleasure, and social and political ambition he experienced.

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