|Ansel Adams, Dunes, Oceano, California, 1963, gelatin silver print | Collection of the KIA, Gift of Wm. John Upjohn © 2013 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust||Sight and Feeling: Photographs by Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams' ability to create photographs with a remarkable range and subtly of tones is legendary. Yet for all his technical mastery, Adams recognized that what made a compelling photograph was far more elusive. This exhibition of Adams' photographs from the KIA collection suggests how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring photographs. Text panels discuss Adams' technique (including use of filters and his Zone System), straight photography vs. pictorialism, the importance of Yosemite in his life and work, and how a view camera functions.
23 framed photographs, View Camera (ca. 1920s), 8x10 Negative (contemporary example from reproduction view camera) and corresponding contact print, Object labels and intro panel (provided electronically in ready-to-print pdf or editable format), 4 Text panels (in printable pdf format)
|James McNeill Whistler, San Biagio, 1879, etching and drypoint. Director's Fund Purchase, 1965/6.68||Shimmerings of Light, Mysteries of Shadow: The Etching Revival of the 19th Century
This exhibition begins with three works by Rembrandt, but then focuses on the artists of the 19th-century "etching revival," including such masters of the medium as James McNeill Whistler, Charles Meryon, and Samuel Palmer. The works illustrate how etching, which required the artist to use line alone, introduced a new way of both drawing and perceiving the world.
|Philip Evergood, The Little Accomplices, 1939, oil on burlap. Purchased with donations from members, 1960/1.10||American Perspectives on Modernism
Drawn from the KIA collection, this exhibition includes works by Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber and other American modernists. Responding to the artistic developments in Europe, these artists sought new ways to picture the rapidly changing times of the early 20th century.
35 paintings and prints (oil on canvas or board, ink on paper, watercolor, woodcut, lithography, etching, drypoint, and screenprint)
|Robert Indiana, Number 2, 1968, screenprint. Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection, 2009.31||Drawn to Abstraction: Prints from the 1960s and '70s
The mid- to late-20th century in America was a time of boundary testing and social critique. Artists, too, challenged accepted techniques and subject matter while critically examining the role of art in society. Printmaking brought the excitement of the New York and International art scene within reach of middle-class collectors. The works in this exhibition capture the vibrancy of the emerging abstract movements during this time, including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Op Art, and Pop Art. This exhibition features an extraordinary collection of works on paper by artists widely recognized as giants of 20th-century art: Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and others.
40 works on paper (lithography, screenprint, intaglio, woodcut)
|Federico Castellon, The Dagger Dropped Gleaming Upon the Sable Carpet, 1968, lithograph. Director's Fund Purchase, 1969/70.50.15 Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY||Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya
and Federico Castellon
Though separated by about 150 years, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon (1914-1971) often appear closer to one another than to their contemporaries, as they both turned their attention to the human condition. In this exhibition, the artists are represented by important print series: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (or The Proverbs). Many artists have been drawn to things dark and fantastic, but few have probed the human condition with the insight and truthfulness found in these images.
38 works on paper (lithograph, etching and aquatint)
|Dave Coverly, I got a good deal on a carpet remnant, pen and watercolor. Purchased with funds given by Curt and Beth Hartman, 2010.11||Speed Bump: The Comic World of Dave Coverly
The wit and whimsy of Dave Coverly reveal the truths of the human experience, from the workplace to family life and beyond. Step into the world and work of this nationally syndicated cartoonist. Coverly's original daily and Sunday cartoons are featured, along with his illustrations from Sue MacDonald Had a Book, written by fellow Michigan resident, Jim Tobin. This exhibition contains 60 pieces of Coverly's original art and insights into the cartooning process--certain to delight audiences of all ages. Institutions booking this exhibition have made independent arrangements directly with Dave Coverly and/or Jim Tobin to schedule artist talks, book signings, or workshops to complement the exhibition.
60 works of art and 8 text panels written by the artist
Available through 2012. Call before September to inquire about an extension into 2013.
|Jerry Uelsmann, Apocalypse II, 1967, gelatin silver print. Gift of Wm. John Upjohn, 1973/4.81||Light Works: A Century of Photography
From Eadweard Muybridge's 19th-century photographic studies of animal locomotion to Richard Misrach's contemporary chromogenic prints, this exhibition spans the history of photography. Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and many other celebrated photographers are included in this exhibition.
|Charles Henry Alston, Untitled (Couple), ca. 1945-50, oil on canvas. Purchase: Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor, 2010.29||Embracing Diverse Voices: 80 Years of African-American Art
Explore the diversity of experience and expression among American artists of African descent through paintings, photography, sculpture, book arts, and prints. Artists include Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, Lorna Simpson, Gordon Parks, James Van Der Zee, Kara Walker, Charles White, and others.
65 works by 30 artists, including the 22 screenprints of Jacob Lawrence's Legend of John Brown series
These exhibitions are available to museums and university art galleries with secure, environmentally controlled facilities and professional staff experienced in handling works of art. Requirements for borrowing include:
- Limited-access gallery space with light and climate controls. Unless indicated otherwise for a specific exhibition, relative humidity of 50% (+/-5%) and temperature of 68-72 degrees should be maintained at all times.
- Light levels in the galleries will not exceed 15 foot candles. No lights are permitted during non-exhibition hours. Direct daylight and fluorescent lighting are prohibited.
- The exhibition will be unpacked, repacked, moved, handled, and installed under professional supervision by personnel who have had previous experience in handling art objects. The same individuals should be responsible for unpacking and repacking the objects.
- Trained security guard(s) must be present at all times when open to the public.
- Exhibition area must be locked with an electronic security system alarmed during closed hours.
- Locked, environmentally stable interior exhibition storage and staging areas.
- Crates must be stored in clean, dry, pest-free storage during the exhibition.
- Fire detection and protection systems are required.
- Proof of insurance coverage covering the value of the exhibition while on site and during transit to and from the borrower.
- Approval of loan is subject to review of borrowing institution's Standard Facility Report.
- Shipping to be booked through approved fine arts carrier. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the borrower.
Cost of extended exhibition period, beyond 10 weeks, will be pro-rated.
For more information contact Karla Niehus at 269.349.7775 x3131 or by email.