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Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo: Master Drawings from the Anthony J. Moravec Collection
Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor
October 1, 2016–February 5, 2017
This exhibition highlights the most important gift of Old Master drawings in the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s seventy-five year history. In 2010, Anthony J. Moravec, a Columbus, Indiana, businessman, donated twenty-four drawings by the eighteenth-century Italian master Giambattista Tiepolo, his son Domenico, and several of their contemporaries. The centerpiece is a group of a dozen drawings from Domenico Tiepolo’s New Testament cycle. These large pen, brush, and ink drawings are not studies for other works, as was more typical of the period but rather unique designs that showcase the artist’s deep understanding of the religious subject matter and his careful observation of the world around him. The exhibition’s guest curator and catalogue author Adelheid M. Gealt–the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s Director Emeritus and an expert on Domenico’s drawings–believes that the series (numbering 320 known sheets) represents a feat unparalleled in the history of art.
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor
October 1, 2016 – February 5, 2017
The Eskenazi Museum of Art serves as the only Midwest venue for this major traveling exhibition, which covers more than twenty-five years of the internationally acclaimed artist’s career.
This exhibition was developed by the High Museum and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography in collaboration with curator Arthur Ollman, photographer, professor, and founding director of the Museum of Photographic Arts. The Eskenazi Museum of Art’s presentation is made possible in part by generous support from David and Martha Moore, David H. Jacobs, Judi and Milt Stewart, Nancy and Bill Hunt, Del and Letty Newkirk, Jeff and Margaret Jones, and Susan Thrasher.
New in the Galleries: More, More, More
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
October 4, 2016–February 5, 2017
In conjunction with the fall special exhibitions, the museum’s first floor gallery will feature three additional works by Vik Muniz, including one based on Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and numerous works by Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo.
Focalpoint: Hats as Materials of Culture
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor
October 3, 2016 – May 7, 2017
In conjunction with the course Art, Craft, and Technology in sub- Saharan Africa (offered by the Department of Art History during spring 2017), this installation considers hats made by different communities and from a variety of materials. Organized by Emma Kessler, curatorial assistant for the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas.
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