Takahashi Hiroaki

Japanese, 1871­–1945

Untitled (Landscape with Mountain), ca. 1900–1920

Woodblock on paper

15 x 17 inches

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Burlingame, FIA 1978.12

Rhythms and Experiences: Everyday Life in 19th-century Japanese Prints

January 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Graphics Gallery

This exhibition curated by Sarah Lippert will explore Japanese prints from the FIA's permanent collection. Dr. Sarah Lippert associate professor of art history at the University of Michigan-Flint will be guest curating the exhibition.

The Graphics Gallery is sponsored by


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Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela

My Sea, My Sister, My Tears, 2011

Glass beads sewn onto fabric

24 x 24 ⅜ inches

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

January 21, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Hodge Galleries

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence showcases a new form of textile art known as ndwango, developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Ubuhle [Uh-Buk-lay] means “beauty” in the Xhosa [Ho-Sa] and Zulu languages, and it also describes the shimmering quality of light on glass that for the Xhosa people has a particular spiritual significance. By stretching textile (ndwango) like a canvas, the artists transform the flat cloth into a contemporary art form colored with Czech glass beads. The artwork not only provides an emotional outlet for a community affected by HIV/AIDS and low employment, but allows a route for financial independence for these artists. 

Ubhule Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC in cooperation with Curators Bev Gibson, Ubuhle Beads and James Green, and is organized for tour by International Arts and Artists.

International Arts & Artists in Washington, DC, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally, through exhibitions, programs and services to artists, arts institutions and the public. Visit www.artsandartists.org.



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From the Exhibition

  • Nontanga Manguthsane. African Crucifixion, n.d.
    Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 177 1/2 × 275 3/4 × 16 inches (450.9 × 700.4 × 40.6 cm). The Ubuhle Private Collection & Private Collection

  • Zondile Zondo. Flowers for the Gods, 2012. Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 51 × 21 3/8 × 2 in. (129.5 × 54.3 × 5.1 cm). The Ubuhle Private Collection.

  • Bongiswa Ntobela. Funky Bull, 2006. Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 49 1/4 × 84 in. (125.1 × 213.4 cm). The Ubuhle Private Collection.

  • Thando Ntobela, South African. Ankoli Bull, 2013. Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 50 1/2 × 67 7/8 × 2 in. (128.3 × 172.4 × 5.1 cm). Private Collection.

  • Zondile Zondo. My Mother's Peach Tree, 2012. Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 21 3/4 × 21 1/4 × 1 in. (55.2 ×

    54 × 2.5 cm). The Ubuhle Private Collection.

  • Zondile Zondo. I am ill, I still see Color and Beauty: Jamludi The Red Cow, 2012. Glass beads sewn onto fabric. 49 × 64 1/4 × 2 in. (124.5 × 163.2 × 5.1 cm). Private Collection.

Clichy
French
Concentric millefiori, pink and white Clichy rose canes, in pink and white stave basket, 19th century
Glass
1 11/16 x 2 7/16 inches 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, FIA 1969.75.48

Small Worlds

April 7, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Ann K. Walch-Chan Gallery

This exhibition presents a survey of glass paperweights from the 19th century to present day. It highlights different techniques, styles, and various types of paperweights.

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From the Exhibition

  • Baccarat, French, Garland on white "stardust" carpet ground, mid-19th century. Glass, 2 3/16 x 3 3/16 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, 1969.75.51

  • Paul Stankard, American, b. 1943, Rose Bouquet with James Joyce in a Potato Orb, 2007. Glass, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Private collection 

Davis Cone

American, born 1950

State-Autumn Evening, 2002

Acrylic on canvas

26 1/2 × 46 1/2 inches (67.3 × 118.1 cm)

Collection of John Gordon

From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today

April 21, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Hodge Galleries

From Lens to Eye to Hand reexamines this important movement in contemporary art that found its roots in the late 1960s in California and New York and continues today. Use of the camera as the foundation of painterly expression is common today, but these artists were embarking on a new way of seeing and depicting the world and were groundbreaking in their creative process. The works in the exhibition demonstrate that Photorealism remains undiluted, conceptually coherent, and consistently compelling. Viewers can approach the work in an immediate level, for its technique, finesse, and appealing subject matter; but viewers can also go deeper, and enjoy the complexity and contradictions, the multiple means of entrance that Photorealism affords. 

The exhibition was organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Water MIll, New York.

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From the Exhibition

  • Robert Bechtle, American, born 1932. '73 Malibu, 1974. Oil on canvas. 48 × 69 inches (121.9 × 175.3 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York

  • Audrey Flack, American, born 1931. Wheel of Fortune, 1977–1978. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 96 × 96 inches (243.8 × 243.8 cm). Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York. Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, 2016.20 

  • Ralph Goings, American, born 1928. Miss Albany Diner, 1993. Oil on canvas. 48 × 72 inches (121.9 × 182.9 cm). Heiskell Family Collection 

  • Richard McLean, American, born 1934. Western Tableau with Rhodesian Ridgeback (Trails West), 1993. Oil on linen. 48 × 70 inches (121.9 × 177.8 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York 

  • John Salt, English, born 1937. Albuquerque Wreck Yard (Sandia Auto Electric), 1972. Oil on canvas. 48 × 72 inches (121.9 × 182.9 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York

  • Richard Estes, American, born 1932. Hotel Empire, 1987. Oil on canvas. 37 1/2 × 87 inches (95.3 × 221 cm). Meisel Family Collections, New York 

Gregorio Lazzarini

Italian, 1655–1730

Judith and Holofernes, ca. 1670–1730

Oil on canvas

64 1/2 x 80 inches

Museum purchase with funds from the Jill Ford Murray Irrevocable Trust in memory of her parents, Carlotta Espy Ford and George Ross Ford, Jr., and her grandparents, Grace Miller Ford and George Ross Ford, 2011.318

Art of Collecting

November 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Hodge Galleries

The Art of Collecting, organized by the FIA, is an exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures on consignment from galleries in New York, Chicago, and Detroit that have been selected based on comparisons of price and quality.  All the artworks are available for purchase. Each object represents and outstanding value in the art market and an excellent opportunity for seasoned, as well as novice, collectors to purchase high quality artwork with confidence. Prices range from as low as $150 for prints by emerging artists to more than $100,000 for works by master artists.  

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