Current Exhibitions

America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and The Voyage of Life
On view through September 14, 2014
Fifth Third Gallery
This exhibition is drawn from the permanent collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York.

Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life: Youth, 1840, oil on canvas, 52 ½ x 78 ½ in. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY

Discover a landmark of American art by Thomas Cole, a leader of the Hudson River School. Cole’s allegorical paintings, The Voyage of Life, depict the course of a man’s life as a river journey through four magical landscapes. Cole’s masterpiece, which rarely travels, is accompanied by 41 American landscape paintings and works on paper from the permanent collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.

Sponsors
The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

Whitney and Phillip Long
The Sutphin Family Foundation
Compton Allyn
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Lynne Meyers Gordon, M.F.A.
Lynne and Steve Vollmer
The Frank J. Kloenne and Jacqueline D. Kloenne Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees
Thomas and Adelaide Ottenjohn

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
P&G

Kehinde Wiley: Memling
On view through October 5, 2014
Sinton Gallery
This exhibition was organized by Phoenix Art Museum.

Kehinde Wiley, After Memling’s Portrait of Maarten van Nieuwenhove, 2013, oil on wood panel. © Photograph by Max Yawney, courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, museum purchase with funds provided by The Marshall Bequest and various donors

Kehinde Wiley, After Memling’s Portrait of Maarten van Nieuwenhove, 2013, oil on wood panel. © Photograph by Max Yawney, courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, museum purchase with funds provided by The Marshall Bequest and various donors

Contemplate the power of the individual on display in Memling, the latest series by Kehinde Wiley, an American artist whose work is widely exhibited nationally and abroad. The exhibition features eight paintings by Wiley based on the work of Hans Memling (1430–1494), a Flemish master of the Northern Renaissance. Wiley’s paintings reinterpret Memling’s works, replacing the austere 15th-century figures with the bold, engaging subjects of men in contemporary street clothes. These small-scale, highly detailed portraits address the image and status of young men of color.

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Individual paintings sponsored by the following generous friends:
Susan and Steve Black
A Friend of the Taft Museum of Art
The Suzanne M. and Robert L. LaBoiteaux Family Foundation
Ed and Carole Rigaud
Libby and Kevin Ott
Murray Sinclaire/Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC
Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell
Morgan Cobb
Jane and Jon Votel
The Robert S. Duncanson Society Executive Committee
Joy and Larry Glassmann
Natalie Mathis
Deborah Emont Scott and Andy Scott

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
GE Aviation

Media Sponsor
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