September 20, 2006 - December 31, 2006
Drawn from public and private collections throughout the Americas and in Europe, Tesoros / Treasures / Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820 spans the centuries from the arrival of Columbus to the emergence of national independence movements, including spectacular examples of painting, sculpture, feather-work, shell-inlaid furniture, objects in gold and silver, ceramics, and textiles.
November 29, 2005 - December 17, 2006
The Arts of War and Peace: Persian Miniatures from the Collection features a selection of illuminated manuscript pages by Persian artists dating from the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries.
June 10, 2006 - November 26, 2006
As symbols of material and spiritual wealth, gold, ivory, and gemstones are especially revered in the Buddhist and Hindu art of Tibet and Nepal. This exhibition not only reflects this love of visual opulence, but also emphasizes the Museum’s historic and continuing dedication to enriching understanding of the sophisticated religious arts of the Himalayan region.
July 15, 2006 - November 26, 2006
As part of his fascination with the creative process, Dean Walker (1948–2005), the Museum's Henry P. McIlhenny Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for over fifteen years, collected sketches and preparatory drawings from India, exhibited here for the first time. With their visible revisions of composition, idiosyncrasies of hand, color notations, didactic exercises, and much more, these charming works on paper demonstrate the stages of creating "miniature" paintings and provide a fascinating insight into the thought processes of the artists.
September 30, 2006 - November 10, 2006
A series of film and video programs, Live Cinema explores the diversity of single channel video and film work by number of local, national, and international artists. Andrea Fraser's humorous and subversive Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk brings to light the subtle, yet intrinsic, preconceptions that shape the public's relationship to art institutions.
April 8, 2006 - October 30, 2006
The "Notations" series explores contemporary art in the Museum’s expanding collection, allowing for experimentation with various exhibition alternatives. Energy Yes!, the first installment in the series, highlights works that address both the literal and metaphorical meanings of energy.
April 22, 2006 - October 22, 2006
Featuring objects created for use in the preparation of food, this exhibition illustrates some of the creative approaches designers have taken to these utilitarian objects as well as how changes in technology, materials, and lifestyle have influenced their design.
May 28, 2005 - September 24, 2006
This exhibition includes paintings and decorative art, and shows continuity and comparisons over time and across media in Japanese art.
June 17, 2006 - September 17, 2006
This exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Julien Levy, one of the most prominent and impassioned champions of Surrealism, with a survey of Levy’s personal collection of photographs. Works by Americans such as Walker Evans, Man Ray, Ralph Steiner, Joseph Cornell, and Lee Miller are included, as well as several examples gathered from Levy's travels to France, Germany, and Mexico.
May 13, 2006 - September 10, 2006
Kick off your own summer celebration with images of sailors and swimmers, baseball and bike riding, and carnivals and cookouts. This exhibition of more than fifty works reflects the sizzle of the summer season from a variety of perspectives, with pictures by Harry Callahan, Elliott Erwitt, William Klein, George Krause, Robert Adams, and others.
March 19, 2005 - August 20, 2006
With over thirty objects from the Museum's esteemed crafts collection, this exhibition highlights postwar and contemporary crafts from the United States and Japan.
May 13, 2006 - July 30, 2006
Focusing on Jean-Antoine Houdon's marble portrait bust of Benjamin Franklin, this exhibition explores the nature of this famous image as a distinguished artistic creation and illuminates its place within French Enlightenment sculpture. Significant sculpted portraits by Houdon, as well as renderings of Franklin by other French artists are included.
May 27, 2006 - July 16, 2006
Coinciding with the Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic exhibition, this installation draws upon the Museum’s extensive holdings of landscape paintings, specifically highlighting works dated from 1900 until today.
March 29, 2006 - July 16, 2006
Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s most recognized and beloved artists, is the subject of a compelling retrospective that takes a fresh look at seven decades of accomplishment. The exhibition includes approximately one hundred tempera paintings, watercolors, and drawings, many from the personal collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth.
April 15, 2006 - July 9, 2006
A new series of film and video programs, Live Cinema explores the diversity of single channel video and film work by number of local, national, and international artists.
November 23, 2005 - July 6, 2006
Between about 1750 and 1850, painters in the Himalayan foothill region of northern India perfected a vision of a courtly world where flowering trees framed uniformly beautiful people. These painters often illustrated the texts favored by their royal patrons—especially popular were sections of the ancient Hindu epics.
February 26, 2005 - June 25, 2006
Paradise Found: Buddhist Art of Korea celebrates the varied and little known Buddhist art of Korea. It features ancient art objects from the Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668) to the Chŏson period (1392–1910) in various mediums: sculpture, painting, metalwork, and ceramics.
May 5, 2005 - June 25, 2006
This exhibition includes recent acquisitions of major works of Korean painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, and furniture. Among the works on display are a cast iron and stone sculptures, outstanding examples of Korean potter's art, fine celadon wares, and a rare dragon jar.
April 23, 2005 - June 18, 2006
Women's dresses underwent dramatic changes in silhouette and ornamentation between the 1750s and 1830s. This exhibition will highlight their stylish evolution, from an elaborate Rococo gown worn over wide panniers to a slim, high-waisted Neoclassical frock to a romantic creation with large leg-of-mutton sleeves.
November 23, 2005 - May 28, 2006
Why the Wild Things Are brings together seldom-exhibited paintings and sculptures from the Museum’s superb collection of Tibetan and Nepalese art. Gory, fearsome, and bursting with energy, images of the "Angry Ones" reveal a distinctive Himalayan vision of the awesome power hiding within each of us, our own "personal demons."
April 1, 2006 - May 21, 2006
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the fairy tale wedding of Grace Kelly to Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, the Museum presents an exhibition focusing on Princess Grace’s famous wedding dress.
March 11, 2006 - May 21, 2006
This exhibition features a choice selection of prints and drawings, from old master prints to contemporary art on paper, acquired in the last five years. Over one hundred works are featured, spanning from the fifteenth century to the present day.
December 10, 2005 - April 30, 2006
Haunting, suggestive, and poetic, this selection of photographs made between 1940 and the mid-1960s examines how Clarence John Laughlin used architecture—particularly the architecture of New Orleans—as a point of departure for his own explorations of human psychology.
November 18, 2005 - April 9, 2006
Gaetano Pesce, multidisciplinary artist in design, visual art, architecture, and planning, collaborates with the Museum in creating his first museum exhibition in the United States in nearly a decade.
November 13, 2005 - February 26, 2006
Beauford Delaney in Context situates Delaney's creative output within a broader framework by presenting paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and furniture from the Museum's collection that relate to various aspects of the artist's extraordinary career.
December 17, 2005 - February 12, 2006
This exhibition of some sixty sixteenth- and seventeenth-century prints from the Museum's extensive collection of Dutch and Flemish prints traces the growth of landscape as a hallmark of Netherlandish printmaking. A special highlight of the presentation is seven etchings by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.
October 23, 2005 - February 5, 2006
This exhibition allows modern viewers to rediscover the breathtaking beauty of one of the greatest and most beloved practitioners of landscape art.
November 13, 2005 - January 29, 2006
The groundbreaking exhibition presents for the first time the story of this African American artist's development from a vibrant figurative painter of New York City scenes to a mature abstract expressionist capturing the moods of Paris.