Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and Web site for further information. All listings must include an image. Electronic images are preferred, but we can accept photographs or slides. The information may be e-mailed to <email@example.com> or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
—Through November 1
—New York City
Flying Cranes Antiques, Ltd. presents 19th Century Japan, Epoch of Inspirational Design, an exhibition of approximately 60 artworks created by Edo and Meiji period Japanese masters. The artists were often inspired by a love of nature and by a fascination with mythological creatures. A full-color catalog is available.
Flying Cranes Antiques is located in gallery 58 at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center at 1050 Second Avenue in New York City. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (212) 223-4600 or visit (www.flyingcranesantiques.com).
—Through November 10
The Philippe Guillerm Gallery presents Caribbean Collection, a selection of sculptures formed from driftwood collected during winter trips to beaches in the Caribbean Sea. The artist has created works in the shapes of musical instruments with “playful attitudes.” A selection of Guillerm’s paintings of Maine and the Caribbean are also featured in the exhibit.
The gallery is located at 882 Main Street in Waldoboro. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, or for after-hours and weekend appointments, call (207) 701-9085 or visit (www.guillermsculptures.com).
—Through January 5, 2014
—New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores three centuries of “the international transmittal of design” through the medium of textiles with Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800. European mariners in search of spice routes to the East found an abundance of textiles from a variety of cultures. Textiles were often used as currency in trade for spices and other goods. Thus designs and materials from many sources in India and Asia made their way to Europe and eventually to Colonial North America. Divided into ten galleries, some by geography and some by theme, this exhibit of 134 items includes clothing, curtains, and tapestries, and examines both the beauty and the history of these exotic fabrics. An illustrated catalog is available.
This exhibit is housed in the Tisch Galleries on the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located at 1000 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The recommended admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for children under 12 and for members. For more information, call (212) 535-7710 or visit (www.metmuseum.org).
—Through January 5, 2014
Winterthur presents The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, an exhibition of hand-painted portraits of individual eyes encased in jewelry settings. These pieces were given as tokens of love. Legend has the practice dating back to 1784 when the young Prince of Wales had one made for a forbidden lover. The histories of many of these works have virtually disappeared, and because the paintings are only of an eye, it is not easy to recognize the subject. This leaves much to the imagination of the viewer. The portraits on view decorate brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, and other tiny items.
Winterthur is located at 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, and $5 for children two to 11. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days. For more information, call (800) 448-3883 or visit (www.winterthur.org/lookoflove).
—Through January 12, 2014
—Brooklyn, New York
Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 is currently on view atthe Brooklyn Museum. According to a press release “this is the first major exhibition to explore the private lives, power struggles, and domestic collecting practices of the Spanish colonial elite.” Approximately “160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects...demonstrate how the new moneyed classes in Spanish America...secured their social status through the spectacular display of luxury goods from all over the world.” The exhibit will also travel to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (February 16-May 18, 2014), the New Orleans Museum of Art (June 20-September 21, 2014), and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida (October 17, 2014-January 11, 2015). It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.
The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Hours are Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is open until 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is a suggested contribution of $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and is free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (718) 638-5000 or visit (www.brooklynmuseum.org).
—October 16 through July 6, 2014
—New York City
The Museum of Arts and Design explores digital fabrication in Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital. A press release notes that the exhibit is “dedicated to exploring the impact of computer-assisted methods of production on contemporary art, architecture, and design [and]…brings together more than 120 works of sculpture, jewelry, fashion, and furniture by 85 artists, architects, and designers from 20 countries to examine how new technologies are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and creation.”
The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle in New York City. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for members and for children under 18. Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. admission is “pay what you wish.” For more information, call (212) 299-7777 or visit (www.madmuseum.org).
—October 22 through January 19, 2014
—New York City
The Frick Collection will be the final U.S. venue for an exhibition of 15 paintings on loan from the Royal Picture Galley Mauritshuis, The Hague, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis. The artworks “represent the remarkable achievements of northern artists in the seventeenth century.” The exhibit will include Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring, which has not been shown in the U.S. since 1984. Three other works of Vermeer that are a part the Frick Collection will be on view in the adjacent West Gallery. Selections from Jan Steen, Pieter Claesz, and Gerard ter Borch will also be displayed. A catalog is available.
The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to this special exhibit is included with museum admission, but timed tickets are required, and advance purchase is recommended. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $10 for students, and “pay what you wish” on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children under ten are not admitted to the collection. For more information, call (212) 288-0700 or visit (www.frick.org).
—November 14 through January 11, 2014
—New York City
Throckmorton Fine Art will host a show of the images of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide at its New York gallery. This exhibition will coincide with a year-long show of Iturbide’s work at the Tate Modern in London. The photos to be exhibited were taken in Mexico, India, Italy, Madagascar, Spain, and the United States. A press release quotes the gallery’s Spencer Throckmorton: “What links all of Iturbide’s images is her ability to enter into an intimate world where she captures the very essence of a person’s soul, or a landscape’s allure.”
Throckmorton Fine Art is located on the third floor at 145 East 57th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 223-1059 or visit (www.throckmorton-nyc.com).
Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest