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Exhibitions, September 2016

M.A.D. staff | August 22nd, 2016

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 website 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 protected] or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.


John Knuth (b. 1978), Solar Flare, 2016, acrylic/flyspeck on canvas, 36" x 60".

—Through September 2
—New York City

Hollis Taggart Galleries presents Highlight: Summer One. This exhibit contains the works of seven emerging contemporary artists: Elizabeth Cooper (b. 1972), Devin Troy Strother (b. 1986), William Buchina (b. 1978), Matt Mignanelli (b. 1983), Eric Shaw (b. 1983), Ted Gahl (b. 1983), and John Knuth (b. 1978).

Hollis Taggart Galleries is located on the seventh floor at 521 West 26th Street in New York City. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 628-4000 or visit (www.hollistaggart.com).


The New York Botanical Garden. Photo © Robert Benson Photography

—Through September 11
—Bronx, New York

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas is currently on display at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). It features an American Impressionist garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory that according to press materials offers a “stunning interpretation of the alluring gardens that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent.” A complementary display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery includes more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries.

The NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The NYBG will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Admission Tuesday through Friday is $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, and $8 for children two to 12. Admission on weekends and on Labor Day is $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors, and $10 for children two to 12. Admission is free for children under two and for members. For more information, visit (www.nybg.org).


John K. Hillers (1843-1925), Nan-Kun-To-Wip Valley, Arizona, 1872, albumen silver print. George Eastman Museum, gift of Harvard University.

—Through October 2
—Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum celebrates the centennial of America’s National Park Service with Photography and America’s National Parks. Photos of lands that are now part of the park system, dating from the 1860s to present, are on view. Many of the early images were used for stereographs and postcards. The exhibit includes works from Ansel Adams, Eadweard Muybridge, Eliot Porter, and many others.

The George Eastman Museum is located at 900 East Avenue in Rochester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under and for members. For more information, call (585) 271-3361 or visit (www.eastman.org).


Stephen Foster Stevens (1799-1857), desk made in 1820 during Stevens’s apprenticeship, primarily figured maple. The second drawer is inscribed in pencil “Manufactured by S.F. Stevens, 8th mo 1820.”

—Through October 30
—Ferrisburgh, Vermont

The Rokeby Museum presents Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820-1835. A press release notes that “Quaker cabinetmaker Stephen Foster Stevens produced furniture from his Monkton, Vermont, shop for fourteen years. Several pieces made their way into the collection at Rokeby Museum and are exhibited here for the first time along with account books, diaries, documents, photographs, and other personal items.”

The Rokeby Museum is located at 4334 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. It is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for children under five. Admission is free on Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (802) 877-3406 or visit (www.rokeby.org).


Oval box, 1800-1900, maple and pine, 4 11/16" x 11 5/16" x 8 15/16". Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966.

—Through June 25, 2017
—New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met, showing more than two dozen examples of furniture, textiles, and domestic objects, many of which were part of the collection of Shaker-made items of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. The exhibit also explores the “lasting impact of the Shakers on modern design and performance.”

The Met is 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. Suggested admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for members and for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (212) 535-7710 or visit (www.metmuseum.org).


Héctor Garcia (Mexican, 1923-2012), Niño del Machete, 1965, gelatin silver print, 13¾" x 11"

—September 22-November 26
—New York City

Throckmorton Fine Art presents Héctor Garcia: Sixty Years of Remarkable Photography. In his career Garcia produced more than a million images, many of them focusing on the people of Mexico City. Gallery owner Spencer Throckmorton said, “Some people are defeated by the desperate nature of early childhood poverty, but Héctor Garcia was not one of them. His strength and determination not only allowed him to break out of the confines of his youth but to master both the challenges of an award-winning career as a star photojournalist, and the artistry needed to produce critical social documentary portraits that became a signature over more than six decades of work.”

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).


Sarcophagus platform panel from a tomb dated to the Sui Dynasty, 12th year of Kaihuang (592), marble with ink and pigments, 21 3/8" high x 97¼". It was unearthed in 1999 from the tomb of Yu Hong at Wangguo village in Taiyuan, Shanxi. Collection of the Shanxi Museum.

—September 30-March 19, 2017
—New York City

The China Institute Gallery announces Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries. This will be the inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s new space. In a press release the gallery’s director, Willow Weilan Hai, states, “Recent excavations in China due to an unprecedented building boom have been an amazing gift to the archeological community, adding greatly to our knowledge of ceramics, sculpture, painting, and calligraphy during the Six Dynasties period. Great chaos led to extraordinary cultural and intellectual achievements by artists who defined the soul of Chinese art for generations with their influence spreading beyond China into Japan and Korea.”

The China Institute Gallery is now located at 100 Washington Street in lower Manhattan. The temporary entrance is at 40 Rector Street. The institute is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 16 and for members. No admission is charged on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (212) 744-8181 or visit (www.chinainstitute.org).


Joseph Franque (1774-1833), Napoléon before the Battle of Moscow, oil on canvas.

—New Orleans, Louisiana
—November 5-January 7, 2017

M.S. Rau Antiques will celebrate the life of the legendary soldier, statesman, and conqueror in the exhibition Napoléon: General. Emperor. Legend. “Napoléon is one of the most compelling figures in all of Western history,” states William Rau, the president and owner of M.S. Rau Antiques. “During his short time in power he made an indelible impact not only in the political arena, but also in the arts and design. Some of our greatest treasures and finest masterpieces date to the Napoleonic age, all thanks to Napoleon and his quest for glory.” The exhibit will feature the imperial style championed by the emperor during his reign in France.

M.S. Rau Antiques is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans at 630 Royal Street. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call (888) 711-8084 or visit (www.rauantiques.com).


Originally published in the September 2016 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2016 Maine Antique Digest

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