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  1. Michener Art Museum in Town Topics


    The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., now features an exhibition highlighting the influences that shaped the work of sculptor and woodworker Wharton Esherick. “Daring Design: The Impact of Three Women on Wharton Esherick’s Craft” runs through February 6, 2022. The exhibition explores the significant impact of three women – industrialist Helene Fischer, artist Hanna Weil, and photographer Marjorie Content – on Esherick’s career and development at a pivotal creative moment for the artist in the 1930s. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art...

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  2. Dallas Museum of Art in Paper City

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Thankful Poor, 1894

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Thankful Poor, 1894

    Two works by one of the most revered African American painters, Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), recently received a thorough conservation treatment and subsequent study by the DMA team. The paintings The Thankful Poor (1894), on loan from Art Bridges Foundation (which also funded the conservation efforts) and the DMA’s Christ and His Mother Studying the Scriptures (1908) are paired in an intimate installation. Read the Article

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  3. Art Bridges in NPR’s Art Where You’re At

    Henry Ossawa Tanner

    When he was 11 years old, Henry Ossawa Tanner spotted a man painting in a Philadelphia park. The boy decided he wanted to paint, too. His parents gave him 15 cents, and he bought — his words — “dry colors and a couple of scraggy brushes.” Eventually he became the first African American artist with an international reputation. Tanner’s Christ and his Mother Studying the Scriptures and The Thankful Poor are on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through early January. Conservation work was done on both, and X-rays and infrared photography revealed surprises and insights into the artist’s thought process....

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  4. Peoria Riverfront Museum in Forbes

    American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall Peoria Riverfront Museum

    Through the support of Art Bridges, the Peoria Riverfront Museum now spotlights the work of the world’s leading contemporary Black male artists through the exhibition “American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall.” Landing artwork of this caliber without the help of Art Bridges would be unthinkable to a city and institution the size of Peoria and the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Read the Article

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  5. San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio Mag

    Photo Courtesy San Antonio Museum of Art

    On August 13, San Antonio Museum of Art unveiled three new murals created by local artists—one by Victor Zarazua at Wicho’s Mexican Deli, one by Sandra Gonzalez at Tony G’s and a third by Suzy Gonzalez outside the museum. The murals were created through a grant to the museum from the Art Bridges Foundation, which works to bring art out into communities nationwide. Read the Article

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  6. Montclair Art Museum in Tap Into Montclair

    Alphabets Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns, Alphabets, 1960/1962

    Montclair Art Museum (MAM) announces two new exhibitions (Transformed: Objects Reimagined by American Artists and By Our Own Hand: Frontline Arts in collaboration with Donna Massin) will open this fall, in addition to Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. All three exhibitions will open on September 12, 2021. On special loan from the Art Bridges Foundation, Jasper John’s major early painting Alphabets, 1960-62, plays a significant role in the Transformed exhibition.  Also pertinent is Jaune Quick-to-Smith’s painting with collage elements, War Shirt (1992). Viewers’ understanding of Quick-to-Smith’s work and that of other Native artists is greatly enriched in juxtaposition with...

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