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The Art Gallery January and February Calendar of Events

January 23, 2008

Exhibitions: Jan.24 – April 9 (closed March 14-23)

Preview reception: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 5 – 7:00 p.m.

“On Gilded Pond: The Life and Times of the Dublin Art Colony” explores the art historical significance of New Hampshire’s Dublin Art Colony and the Gilded Age that made it possible. Included in the exhibition are works by over twenty artists, including George de Forest Brush, Barry Faulkner, Alexander R. James, Rockwell Kent, Richard S. Meryman, Joseph Lindon Smith, Annetta J. St. Gaudens, Edmund Charles Tarbell, and Abbott H. Thayer.

“What's New? Recent Additions to the Collection” presents recent additions to The Art Gallery's permanent art collection including works by James Aponovich, David Aronson, Samuel Bak, Arthur Danto, Philip Evergood, Alberto Giacometti, John Hatch, Rembrandt van Rijn, Winifred Clark Shaw, May Stevens, and Sumner Winebaum.

Public Programs:

Jan. 24- Evening for Educators: This gallery talk and discussion of the exhibitions “On Gilded Pond: The Life and Times of the Dublin Art Colony” and “What's New? Recent Additions to the Collection” will be led by Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator. Pre-registration requested at 2-3713 or http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/events.html. 4-6 p.m. Free. The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Jan. 28 - Focus on Artists Film Series: Claes Oldenburg. This weekly series of films focusing on the lives and work of individual artists begins with Claes Oldenburg, whose over-scaled sculptures based on food and other domestic items brought him to prominence in the 1960s as one of the foremost exponents of the Pop Art movement. (Home Vision Arts, 1996, 54 min.) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Jan. 30 – ArtBreak: Film “The Dublin Art Colony Collection at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,” presented in conjunction with the current exhibition “On Gilded Pond: The Life and Times of the Dublin Art Colony,” is introduced by John Harris, archivist, Dublin Historical Society. (Barn Door Video Productions, 2002) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb. 4 - Focus on Artists Film Series: A Life in the Day of Man Ray. A 1961 interview with Man Ray, in which he speaks of and with his fellow artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris and the United States, is included in this film. (Home Vision Arts, 1991, 55 min.) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb. 6 – ArtBreak: Gallery Talk: Building The Art Gallery’s Collection. Mara Witzling, professor, department of art and art history and member of The Art Gallery’s Collections Committee, discusses recent acquisitions on view in the current exhibition “What's New? Recent Additions to the Collection.” Noon, free, The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.11 - Focus on Artists Film Series: Pierre Bonnard: In Search of Pure Colour. Works by the French painter and printmaker Pierre Bonnard, gathered for a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou, are examined. (RM Arts, 1984, 55 min.) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb. 13 – ArtBreak: Reading/Panel Discussion: ART AND DEMOCRACY. A reading of “Kill the Messenger,” written by David Kaye, associate professor, Dept. of Theatre & Dance, UNH, is followed by a panel discussion with faculty members from the departments of visual and performing arts. Noon, free, The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.18- Focus on Artists Film Series: David Hockney. Artist David Hockney’s first experiment in making “fine art” out of cinematography is presented. (Home Vision, 1983, 55 min.) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.20 – ArtBreak: Slide Lecture: Beggars and Rembrandt's Art. David Smith, professor, department of art and art history, discusses works by the Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rinj. Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb. 25- Focus on Artists Film Series: Tintoretto. Works by the Italian Renaissance painter Tintoretto are highlighted. (Antenne 2, 1984, 65 min.) Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.27 – ArtBreak: Concert. Guitarist David Newsam, instructor, department of music, UNH, performs. Noon, free, The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4; Thurs. 10-8; and Sat. and Sun. 1-5; closed March 14-23 and Fridays. Admission is free. Visitor parking is available in C Lot (across from the Mill Road Shopping Center) at $1.00 per hour. http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery


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