October 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016
The first survey of American still life in three decades, Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life will feature some 120 oil paintings, watercolors, and works in other media representing the finest accomplishments in the genre from its beginnings in the early 1800s to the Pop Art era of the 1960s.
September 12, 2015 - December 6, 2015
This exhibition focuses on the masterpiece Prometheus Bound, a singular vision of pain, torment, and creative struggle by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. This unprecedented exhibition places the work—one of the most important and beloved in the Museum’s collection—in conversation with paintings, drawings, and prints that inspired it. Highlights include Michelangelo’s Tityus, perhaps the artist’s most famous drawing, and Titian’s Tityus, the largest nonreligious painting on canvas of the entire Renaissance. The Wrath of the Gods offers a fresh opportunity to delve deeply into the creative process of one of art history’s most important figures.
September 19, 2015 - February 21, 2016
From a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath’s images conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. Multitude, Solitude highlights the photographer’s black-and-white pictures of the 1950s and 1960s, an intense period of self-discovery and innovation for the artist. During these pivotal years, Heath developed groundbreaking approaches to narrative and image sequence, producing exquisite individual prints, handmade book maquettes, his poetic masterwork, A Dialogue with Solitude, and multimedia slide presentations. His sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal Heath to be one of the most original photographers of those decades.
December 5, 2015 - March 27, 2016
This exhibition presents an assortment of masterful drawings from the royal courts of northern India. Carefully and lovingly amassed by artist Conley Harris and architectural designer Howard Truelove, the collection features practice sketches, preparatory drawings, subtly modeled scenes, and lightly colored compositions created between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. With a variety of images at different stages of completion, the collection allows for a fascinating examination of Indian workshop practice. Although the majority served as preparatory material for opaque watercolor paintings, these revelatory drawings are celebrated in this exhibition as accomplished works of art in their own right.
February 24, 2016 - May 15, 2016
This exhibition chronicles Pop art’s emergence as a global movement, migrating from the United Kingdom and the United States to western and eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Although Pop arose in distinct forms within each region, artists expressed a shared interest in mass media, consumerism, and figuration. International Pop navigates a fast-paced world packed with bold and thought-provoking imagery, revealing a vibrant cultural period shaped by widespread social and political revolution.