Guild Hall: Adventures in the Arts

Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY

Exhibition Website

Jan 27 2017 - Apr 30 2017

Art Museum of South Texas

Corpus Christi, TX

This exhibition, from the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, includes 73 works of art by 40 artists, honoring them from the past 120 years as they have made East Hampton a thriving center for creative expression and artistic experimentation. Works included in this exhibit are by impressionists, surrealists, abstract expressionists, pop artists, photo realists, 80’s and 90’s neo-expressionists, and contemporary artists. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and mixed media works trace the progression of art movements in America from Impressionism to experiments by contemporary artists in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  This exhibition was organized by the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York.

AMST starts 2017 by celebrating the rich heritage of one of America’s most influential art communities located on the east end of Long Island. The exhibition spans the 20th century, with nods to the 19th century, and features 59 artists with works dating from 1878 to 1998. Artists in the exhibition include Thomas Moran, Childe Hassam, Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Jimmy Ernst, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, and David Salle.  

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

 Whether or not you go, A Not-So-Still Life: A Child of Europe's Pre-World War II Art World and His Remarkable Homecoming to America is a master class in contemporary art by one of the preeminent painters of our time.

How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle’s incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Engaging with a wide range of Salle’s friends and contemporaries―from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others―How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres.

Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the reader develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist’s eye. 30 illustrations

A Not-So-Still Life: A Child of Europe's Pre-World War II Art World and His Remarkable Homecoming to America

  • American
  • Thomas Moran
  • Childe Hassam
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Elaine de Kooning
  • Willem de Kooning
  • Jasper Johns
  • Andy Warhol
  • Jimmy Ernst
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Chuck Close
  • David Salle
  • and others

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