Exhibitions are an essential component of the Everhart Museum. Permanent and Temporary galleries are located throughout the three-story building. Visitors are invited to explore the broad range of specimens, art objects, and ideas found on display.
SECOND FLOOR – MASLOW GALLERIES
September 28 – December 31, 2018
Called a Neo-Expressionist, Hunt Slonem combines Abstract Expressionist techniques with mysticism and animal subjects and is best known for his paintings of tropical birds and bunnies. He uses an abstract platform for his traditional subject matter, developed with gestured brushwork and bold Warholesque repetitive compositions.
This exhibition highlights a series of works seldom seen that were created early in his career and informed by his time spent in Cholula, Mexico while attending the Universidad de las Americas. The vibrant large-scale paintings produced between 1978 – 1986 are a reflection of the time spent exploring ancient Aztec archeological sites. Filled with pre-Columbian ceremonial objects the canvases are rendered in gold paint and Day-Glo colors.
Slonem will be signing copies of his newly released book Gatekeeper: World of Folly on September 29. Click HERE for details.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Considered one of the great colorists of his time. Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes, Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.
FIRST FLOOR – GALLERY 7
AMERICAN VISIONARY: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
October 5 – December 31, 2018
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America— and no single politician was photographed more than Kennedy.
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as indelible evidence of John Kennedy’s personal charisma and political accomplishments.
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times is presented by the Everhart Museum and Wiener Schiller Productions in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by the Governance Institute and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Getty Images.
A reception will be held on October 10, 2018. Click HERE for details and to make your reservations today.
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SECOND FLOOR – PERMANENT COLLECTION
Museum collections have the power to inspire creativity, motivate artistic expression, and stimulate local pride. As a regional museum, the Everhart is committed to presenting works that celebrate the cultural patrimony and artistic history of our region, exposing them to a broader audience. Four galleries have been dedicated to this mission distinguishing the Everhart from other cultural institutions in the area. Works from the permanent collection, borrowed from other institutions and from living artists will be presented to offer a visual narrative of our region. The inaugural installations will include work by John Willard Raught, Frederic C. Knight, Hope Horn, and Dorflinger Glass.
After almost a year off-line the Main Gallery has reopened with a major redesign of its permanent collection. This installation represents the most extensive and comprehensive reexamination of the Museum’s collection in over ten years. The new interpretation showcases a wide range of media and is organized to highlight the continuum of making and the connection between artists and artworks despite cultural and time difference. Viewers are invited to explore the collection in new ways. You’ll see recognizable artists such as Ansel Adams, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso and Francisco Goya alongside African, American Folk, and Oriental art objects.