Bard College ART HISTORY PROGRAM

Posted in September, 2012

Alumni

Postcards from the Trail

Madeline Turner ’11  has curated an exhibit at the Thomas Cole House:  Postcards from the Trail
Thomas Cole’s beloved home, Cedar Grove, is abuzz with excitement. This summer, Thomas Cole National Historic Site invited artists to visit one or more of the 22 sites on the newly expanded Hudson River School Art Trail, and to create and submit an original postcard-sized painting or drawing based on one of the iconic sites painted by the Hudson River School artists. All of the artworks made will be presented in an exhibition titled “Postcards from the Trail”,  that will on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on September 23, from 1 to 4pm. The response to the call for work was phenomenal and there were nearly 250 artworks submitted by adults, as well as area kids, by the August 31st deadline! The exhibition was organized with help from Patti Ferrara, the Thomas Cole Fellows: Margot Mache and Madeline Turner, and TCNHS Collection and Exhibition Manager. A preview of the works will be held on Saturday September 22nd at The Greene County Council on the Arts Annual Garden Party at Beattie-Powers place in Catskill, NY. Call 518-943-3400 for more information about GCCA Garden Party preview; for more information about the “Postcards from the Trail” exhibition at the Thomas Cole site, please visit: www.thomascole.org/

Alumni

Shlomit Dror ’06 Curates a Show

In Her Eyes: Women Behind and in Front of the Camera
Opens September 12, 2012 at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ

Lalla Essaydi, Converging Territories #9, 2003

This exhibition, curated by Shlomit Dror ’06, features photographs by women who examine female identity in their work. Representing a wide range of styles and interpretations, the images on view suggest an intimate collaboration between artist and sitter. The photographs also evoke a range of ideas related to acts of veiling, masquerade and role-play.  Drawn from the Newark Museum’s collection, many of these works have never before been on view. Artists include both historical and contemporary practitioners such as Cindy Sherman, Sally Mann, Dorothea Lange, Lalla Essaydi and Ana Mendieta.

For more information visit: http://www.newarkmuseum.org/hereyes.html

Faculty News

Celebrando a Leonora Carrington

“The Alchemical Kitchen: At Home with Leonora Carrington” is a commemoration of the artist by Prof. Susan Aberth, published in Nierika: Celebrando a Leonora Carrington.  Nierka is a new Mexican on-line art journal.

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