March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Franklin Hill Perrell, the Museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emerita at the Museum of the City of New York, are guest curators for this exhibition that explores the imagery of fête galantes - outdoor entertainment and famous and infamous garden parties - through paintings, sculpture, costume and decorative arts and designs installed in the galleries, the project also takes advantage of the Museum’s beautiful gardens and Sculpture Park. A range of artists emerging from many different traditions will be on view, including Fairfield Porter, Larry Rivers, Nell Blaine, Charles Burchfield, Janet Fish, Jane Freilicher, William Glackens, Childe Hassam, Martin Johnson Heade, Robert Mapplethorpe, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Pierre Auguste Renior, among others.
China Then and Now
July 19, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Guest curated by Amy Poster, former chief curator of Asian art at the Brooklyn Museum, this exhibition explores the wide-ranging forms and styles of Chinese art from ancient times to the present. Selected from local collections, this exhibition presents ceramics and bronzes, as well as many other aesthetic objects from throughout the history of one of the world’s most enduring cultures.
Truman Capote & Andy Warhol:
Portrait of an Era
November 22, 2014 to March 8, 2015
Joanne Olian, curator emerita at the Museum of the City of New York, and Franklin Perrell, the Museum’s former senior curator, are guest curators for this multifaceted exhibition incorporating both art and memorabilia to show how Truman Capote, working in the literary arts, and Andy Warhol, working in the visual arts, came to define a post-1960s era of celebrity, fashion, design, media and entertainment. In New York, uptown and downtown scenes, high society and artistic bohemia, began to mix and mingle as never before: Capote’s “Swans” - the high-society purveyors of New York style-became the precursors to Warhol’s “superstars.” Gaining inspiration and amusement from each other, this merging of society and celebrity became synonymous with a White House occupied by Jack and Jackie, contributing to the Kennedy mystique that came to be known as Camelot.