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Exhibitions and Events

An American in Venice - James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection

March 21 - April 30, 2016

Image credit: James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Long Venice, ca.1879-80, etching on laid paper
Images Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection

In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create twelve etchings of Venice. Over the ensuing fourteen months the artist produced a body of prints that are among the most important of his career. This exhibition presents twelve prints by Whistler, alongside the work of followers who were practicing in Italy after his time there. The juxtaposition of these works allow the viewer to appreciate both Whistler’s innovations and the different ways in which his work affected the artists who followed him.

Image credit: James McBey, Venetian Nights, 1925, etching on laid paper

Lecture - "Etching 'Venice in Venice': Whistler's Prints as a New Way of Seeing La Serenissima" with Craig Hanson

Thursday, April 7- 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Join Craig Hanson, Associate Professor of Art History as he takes the audience through a deeper look at Whistler and his printmaking in Venice. Reception to follow in the West Lobby.

Image credit: Marjorie S. Garfield, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 1936, etching and drypoint on wove paper


Chasing Faroe - Imagining, Being, Remembering
John Donnelly

March 21 - April 30, 2016

Image credit: John Donnelly, untitled

"Chasing Faroe" is a selection of work based on artist John Donnelly’s experience prior to, during, and following a four-week expedition to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. The paintings – on paper, wood, canvas and wool –  range from 6 inches to 4 feet in size. They document the memory of travel, the being in an actual place, and the imagining of a new destination on the line that divides the heavens and earth.

Image credit: John Donnelly, untitled

Gallery Talk - "Sea Stacks, Sheep, Whales and God" with John Donnelly

Saturday, April 16 - 6pm (Center Art Gallery)
Join John Donnelly, Professor of Art at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, as he walks the audience through his exhibition and experiences visiting the Faroe Islands. Reception to follow in the West Lobby.

Image credit: John Donnelly, untitled

Upcoming Exhibitions

Take a look at the upcoming exhibition schedule for 2015-16 season.