Current Exhibitions

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection

Sun, 05/18/2014 - Sun, 09/14/2014

The paintings in the exhibition Destinations in Paintings: Kasten Collection depict scenes from artists’ travels. Viewing them is like being transported to another time—from the 1860s through the 1920s—and to other places including Europe and Asia. During the second half of the nineteenth century, new modes of transportation (trains and luxury ships) made it possible for middle-class artists to study, live, and travel abroad.

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OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

Sun, 06/08/2014 - Sun, 09/07/2014
With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art, from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century.
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Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos

Sun, 06/08/2014 - Sun, 09/07/2014

Los Caprichos, a set of eighty etchings by Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art. Enigmatic and controversial, Los Caprichos—meaning “follies” or “caprices”―was created during a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. Influenced by Enlightenment thinking, Goya made a groundbreaking analysis of the human condition, denouncing superstitions and social abuses.

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Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea

Wed, 07/02/2014 - Sun, 09/28/2014

Thomas Shillea’s photographs capture a full range of human feeling, from the poetic and spiritual to the dramatic and sensual. What is most striking is his consistency of vision: in portraits of ordinary people, studio nudes, drag queens, or celebrities, including Sissy Spacek and Coretta Scott King. Currently the Director of Art Programs at Northampton Community College, Shillea has an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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