Opening Reception at the Hillstrom Museum of Art for "How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin," and "The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collection"

February 25, 2013 at 79 pm[2h]Add to your calendar
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Opening Reception at the Hillstrom Museum of Art for "How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin," and "The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collection" Hillstrom Museum of Art

How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin

February 25-April 21, 2013

Opening reception, Monday, February 25, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m.

How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin features watercolors by Ann Martin, who was born in Omaha and has lived in Ireland since 1984.  Martin's work is akin to the "art for life's sake” philosophy of the Ashcan artists of the early twentieth century in the United States, who were eager to embrace modern life, to create images that drew from real people and their existence.  In her work, Martin seeks deeper understanding of life, for herself through the process of creating, and for her audience through their apprehension of her watercolors.

From Martin's Artist Statement for How Things Are:

I yearn to understand life.  I want to know where I am, what surrounds me, and what is within me that gives life meaning.  I yearn to move, to act.  I believe this yearning is born out of our need to reconcile abstract truths with our sensually understood world.  I am not made to live in a fixed state but in a state of flux between the complexities of the world as it is and the world as it should be.  The mind is the elegant confluence between conflicting worlds.   Art is the nuanced expression of this powerful movement.

In conjunction with How Things Are, there will be a dance performance presented in the Museum April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and April 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (choreographed and performed by students in the Dance Composition II class, taught by faculty member Melissa Rolnick).

Also in conjunction with How Things Are will be a concurrent exhibition:

The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collection

February 25-April 21, 2013

Opening reception, Monday, February 25, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m.

This exhibition features works from the core of the Hillstrom Collection, works by a number of the American artists whose approach has influenced Ann Martin, with whose concurrent exhibition How Things Are these are being exhibited.  Artists featured include Robert Henri (1865-1929), George Bellows (1882-1925), Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), Grant Wood (1891-1942), John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), and others.

AudiencePublic
ContactDon Myers ’83 — 507-933-7171
CategoryGeneral
SponsorHillstrom Museum of Art

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