Inspired Lines: Drawing Biennial 2016
July 2-August 28, 2016
The Appleton Museum of Art is devoting its 2016 Biennial exhibition to the art of drawing and will exhibit framed colored pencil, graphite and other drawings with an emphasis on works at least 18 x 24 in. and larger. The juror for this exhibition is Alison Ferris, Senior Curator at the Des Moines Art Center.
Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Inspired Lines with live music by Left on Broadway, the Photo Fun Booth, hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Biennial awards will be announced at 7 p.m. in the lobby. This free event is hosted by The Studio and open to the public, so bring friends and family!
John Raimondi, Drawing to Sculpture
August 6-October 30, 2016
With monumental works at more than 25 museums, nine colleges and universities, three airports, and dozens more public and private locations throughout the United States and Europe, John Raimondi’s sculptures are among the most prominent contemporary public artworks. While his sculptures are easy to spot – some rise more than 60 feet tall – the Appleton will be among the first venues to showcase the artist's dynamic preparatory drawings.
The exhibition has been organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art and curated by Marisa J. Pascucci, Curator of Collections. After closing at the Appleton, Drawing to Sculpture will travel to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in late 2016.
Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience
September 10-November 13, 2016
Science, technology, architecture and art converge to question the nature and purpose of survival within the context of climate change and natural disaster: How do we design and retrofit our built world to adapt to increased uncertainty, and do it affordably? How do we produce dwellings that have a full life-cycle of durability pre, during and post disaster?
In Survival Architecture, Art Works for Change invited visionary architects and artists to consider artistically interpretive solutions and prototypes for emergency shelter. Commissioned, large-scale and portable interactive architectural installations, models, photography and drawings open opportunities for discussion from the perspective of art, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the sociocultural relevance of emergency and survival housing in the age of climate change. Through invention, artistic playfulness, and innovation, artists explore materials, technology, culture and social activism. This exhibition was organized by Art Works For Change, Inc.,with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts
John James Audubon: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
November 12, 2016-January 21, 2017
In the 1830s, as renowned naturalist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) was completing the final plates for his monumental Birds of America series, he and his sons began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive as he had used for his birds. The result of his years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the 19th century’s seminal work on American animals.
This exhibition presents 36 original large-format Audubon prints from the private collection of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. of New York, who have graciously donated their impressive collection to the Huntsville Museum of Art.