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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    and socio cultural contexts Themes such as religion urbanism war imperial expansion funerary practices intellectual life and family were represented by more than one hundred eighty objects including mosaics frescoes terracotta statuettes monumental sculptures sarcophagi reliefs and glass and metal vessels Arranged thematically rather than chronologically the exhibition highlighted contrasted and underscored continuities that characterize these artistic manifestations of Roman public and private life Published by the AFA and Hudson Hills Press the fully illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition includes new scholarship and serves as a valuable resource for both scholars and the general public Exhibition Itinerary the Indianapolis Museum of Art September 23 2007 January 6 2008 the Seattle Art Museum February 21 May 11 2008 the Oklahoma City Museum of Art June 19 October 12 2008 This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Musée du Louvre This e xhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Members of the Press Click Here Exhibition Catalogue Educational Materials pdf s Resource for Educators Highlights of Roman Art from the Louvre Timeline of Imperial Rome Interesting Facts about Ancient Rome Map of the Roman Empire Guide to Roman

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    of artists who worked in the shadow of Rubens the exhibition curated by A W F M Meij included examples of preparatory drawings for paintings and prints copies of earlier works of art studies after nature and personal sketches made for the simple pleasure of drawing providing a fascinating overview of the variety of functions for which artists used drawings Exhibinion Itinerary Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam 2001 the Frick

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/exhibitions/details/Flemish.php (2016-02-12)
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    Chola dynasty ninth through thirteenth centuries that the art of bronze casting in South India reached its pinnacle Curated by Vidya Dehejia this exhibition of sixty exemplary works was the first to survey the art of Chola bronzes famed for their subtlety of modeling and fluent outline of form Exhibition Itinerary Arthur M Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution Washington D C November 10 2002 March 9 2003 Dallas Museum of Art April 4 June 15 2003 and Cleveland Museum of Art July 6 September 14 2003 The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Arthur M Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution The exhibition is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Rockefeller Foundation Additional exhibition support is provided by Gilbert and Ann Kinney and the Benefactors Circle of the AFA The symposium is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities The Rockefeller Foundation and Gilbert and Ann Kinney The catalogue is supported by the E Rhodes and Leona B Carpenter Foundation Presentation of this exhibition at the Arthur M Sackler Gallery is made possible by grants from Mary and Farhad Ebrahimi The Ebrahimi Family Foundation Margaret and George Haldeman Nunda Ambegaonkar Guari Ambegaonkar Foundation

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    D the ceramics included figural jars and urns musical instruments and ritual paraphernalia Also on view were thirty two exceptional gold pieces that shared many of the design motifs and symbolism found on the ceramic figures Exhibition Itinerary Michael C Carlos Museum October 31 1998 January 10 1999 Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art January 31 April 11 1999 Orlando Museum of Art May 1 July 11 1999 Frick

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    maker Georges Jacob who furnished David s studio and most of all the architects Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine who renovated Malmaison the private country residence of Napoleon and Josephine Napoleon quickly understood the power of ancient symbols to aggrandize his own ideas and promote and legitimize the image of the new French Republic Soon after his coronation he commissioned Percier and Fontaine to decorate his numerous state residences and at the same time he actively exported this bold aesthetic throughout Europe Symbols of Power included examples of the public and the private manifestations of the Empire style both characterized by the use of neo classical motifs such as columns and arches from Rome for instance and acanthus leaves and laurel wreaths from Athens With furniture and decorative objects commissioned by the state including works associated with Napoleon the exhibition conveyed the sumptuousness of the Empire style It investigated the unusual combination of luxurious materials with austere forms that typify this style and signaled a clean break from the preceding stylistic delirium of the Rococo The exhibition also examined the distillation of the hallmarks of the Empire style into a more intimate scale suitable for the growing bourgeois class Installations reflected the totality of the Empire style suggesting the complex juxtapositions of motifs and materials within interiors Among the rich diversity of objects presented were furniture textiles clothing jewelry bronzes silverware porcelain architectural studies scenic wallpapers and statues of Napoleon and Josephine Odile Nouvel Curator of Nineteenth Century Art at the Musée des Arts décoratifs Paris was guest curator of the project This major exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with guest essays by scholars in the field and individual entries on each work Exhibition Itinerary the Saint Louis Art Museum June 17 September 16 2007

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    and funerary items in a variety of media including stone wood terra cotta gold glass and papyrus were organized into four sections the king and the temple objects from the lives of artists and nobles statues of Egyptians from temples and tombs and the tomb death and the afterlife The king the highest ranking mortal also embodied elements of the gods and the temple is the central physical expression of this relationship between the two Immediately recognizable by his garments crown and the oval cartouche in which his name was usually inscribed an Egyptian king was the individual best able to please the gods The objects used by artists and nobles reflect activities such as fishing hunting grain harvesting boat building dancing and banquet scenes from celebrations The earliest statues of private individuals were found in tombs as a place where the spirit of the deceased could reside Private statues were also found in temples representing an individual s status wealth and ability to partake in the cult offerings Seeking to extend life after death the Egyptians made provisions in their burials for the Afterlife although only the affluent could afford the full array of tomb items and rituals intended to protect the body of the deceased and insure a successful Afterlife for the soul The fully illustrated catalogue includes an introduction by Guest Curator Edna R Russmann Curator of Egyptian Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art an essay by Nigel Strudwick Assistant Keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum and an essay by T G H James former Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum on the formation of the British Museum s collection of Egyptian antiquities Through February 10 2008 Temples and Tombs Treasures of

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    from the collection by Guest Curator Oliver Fairclough Keeper at National Museum Wales The exhibition explores the stylistic innovations that shaped the art of the nineteenth century offering an exceptional survey of the evolution of modern art from its beginnings in the romantic naturalism of Turner through Post Impressionism Compelling juxtapositions illustrate the crosscurrents between approaches that prompted the century s revolutions in style theme and technique In this way the exhibition s stunning Turners including the remarkable The Storm undated represent the kind of technical experimentation and stylistic innovation that influenced the late Monet in such works as the evocative Charing Cross Bridge 1902 Similarly the naturalism and sense of fresh observation illustrated by Corot s The Pond ca 1860 and Distant View of Corbeil ca 1870 offer a context for Manet s first Impressionist landscape Effect of Snow at Petit Montrouge 1871 The period s varying approaches to the human figure and to scenes of daily life are illuminated by Millet s Peasant Family 1871 Daumier s A Third Class Carriage ca 1860 65 and Renoir s iconic La Parisienne which appeared at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 This rich overview of the period is capped with the work of Cézanne Van Gogh and the School of Pont Aven and includes examples of the influence of French modernism on progressive American and British art via such works as Whistler s Nocturne Blue and Gold 1880 and Matthew Smith s Apples on a Wicker Chair 1915 Published by the AFA in association with Hudson Hills Press the exhibition catalogue includes individual entries on each work an essay on the Davies sisters and the evolution of their collection and an essay on collecting French art in Britain during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Exhibition Itinerary Columbia Museum of

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    the genesis of the Society s collection makes it a powerful vehicle for understanding the creative versatility of Native American artists of this period This exhibition a thought provoking exploration of the Society s cabinet moved beyond traditional stereotypes reflecting the progress of recent scholarship and revealing the richness of Native American cultures Selected by Guest Curators John R Grimes who became Museum Director at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe after serving as Curator of Native American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and Christian Feest Director of the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna this artistic and historical tour through the collection of the East India Marine Society featured approximately 120 works of outstanding quality by native artists working in the early to mid nineteenth century in four major geographic and cultural regions the Pacific Northwest the Southeast the Northeast Great Lakes and the Plains Plateau In each of the areas represented in the exhibition the curators examined how Native American artists responded to the changing cultural landscape during the period from around 1750 to 1850 The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays and entries by the guest curators and Native American

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/exhibitions/details/UncommonLegacies.php (2016-02-12)
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