Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas
This is a rare and unusual opportunity to get a glimpse of the man who privately, humbly, with dry Yankee wit and much wisdom, showed us a better version of ourselves. Through the camera lens of Louis Lamone, Norman Rockwell: The Man Behind the Canvas, introduces America’s most beloved illustrator in a never-before-seen glimpse into his private life through anecdotal and personal memorabilia and over 100 black-and-white photographs from the Charles & Joy Flint Collection. Also featured are more than 100 Saturday Evening Post covers from 1936-1963. Norman Rockwell provides a visual exploration of American history to schoolchildren and provides an introduction to art appreciation. This exhibition will be on view August 24 -November 11, 2017. Applies to English, Language Arts, Creative Writing, US History, World History, US Government, and Political Science. Learn More
Katie Bacon: Social Graces Mixed Media Journal Entries
This New York based artist was born and raised in Albany. She takes inspiration from everyday life through the use of journalistic imagery and social media, more specifically, Instagram. Her personal photos blend seamlessly with her abstract style creating movement and emotion. August 24 – November 25, 2018.
Abigail Heuss: If Memory Serves
A metalsmith and an object maker, Abigail Heuss, is fascinated by jewelry and household items because they are objects of intimacy. She makes vessels and jewelry because she wants her work to be handled. She is drawn to stories about how we connect to each other, and the cultures, and physical spaces we inhabit. Material are chosen based on the story she wants to illustrate often using materials like paper, fabric, wood and found objects. There is a preciousness of ordinary things, the way objects patina with use and evolve to fit their owners. Abigail believes the things we own help to define us and we do the same for them. August 24-October 28. Learn More
From Heart to Hand: African American Quilts
from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
Quilts have held an important and cherished place in American culture, particularly in the American South. Though the materials and techniques of quilt making may be common, quilts—as process, as art, and as image—embody the very fabric of our country. These 30 quilts are exquisite examples of pattern, improvisation and storytelling. On display from November 30, 2017 – February 24, 2018. Applies to Geometry, English, Language Arts, Creative Writing, History, US Government, and Political Science.
Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia's contemporary photographers that engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years. February 14, 2018 – April 4, 2018 Applies to Geometry, English, Language Arts, Creative Writing, History, US Government, and Political Science.
In his own words, Glenn Dasher talks about his work and teaching style. “While my own research interests lean toward creating "traditional" sculptural forms which emerge from an introspective exploration of the nature of contexts and meaning, my students are encouraged to expand and explore their own interests and ideas well beyond the limits of my own work's aesthetic sphere. The resulting creative environment is exciting and challenging, with unlimited possibilities for individual artistic growth.”