Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 19 to 25

Posted on September 19th, 2022 by

George Ault (1891-1948), Lower Broadway, 1921, pencil on paper, 9 x 5 3/4 inches, Hillstrom Museum of Art purchase with endowment acquisition funds

This week features the opening of the Hillstrom Exhibition: FOCUS IN/ON on display with Ralston Crawford’s: Torn Signs, Oscar Bluemner’s Sonnet Series, and Stuart Davies in Black and White- A trio of focused exhibits from the Vilcek Foundation, New York City, as well as the continuation of the Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. at the Schaefer Art Gallery.

FOCUS IN/ON: George Ault’s Lower Broadway and His Traumatic Life and Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs, Oscar Bluemner’s Sonnet Series, and Stuart Davies in Black and White, trio of focused exhibits from the Vilcek Foundation, New York City
September 19 to November 6 | Public Reception September 28, 4 p.m. –  6 p.m.)
Monday – Friday:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekends: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Hillstrom Museum

The
FOCUS IN/ON project explores artist Ault, his work, and the chronic mental health issues that plagued him throughout his career.  Ault suffered numerous mental traumas, including the loss of all three of his brothers and a sister-in-law to suicide, and Ault’s own sudden death was also ruled a suicide.

Concurrent with the FOCUS IN/ON exhibit is a trio of exhibits organized by the Vilcek Foundation in New York City, featuring the works of three American Modernists, a primary focus of the Foundation’s art collection.

More Information can be found here: Link to Details about Hillstrom Exhibits

Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok.
September 14 through October 4
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weeekeds: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Schaefer Art Gallery

During spring 2022, Dr. Colleen Stockmann led the Critical Issues in Art cohort to examine how arts institutions address and inform social issues including mental health. In an application of their research and inquiry, the cohort curated an exhibition of a series of immersive experiences that address mental health topics and tactics for wellbeing. In creative conjunction with Nobel Conference 58, the Schaefer Art Gallery has created an exhibition by selecting some of these experiences and installing them for viewers to participate in.  The exhibition includes immersive stations and installations designed to engage a viewer’s multiple senses within topics of creative expression, wellbeing, and self-reflection.

 

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