Between 1885 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, the House of Fabergé produced exquisitely jeweled and enameled Easter eggs for the Russian tsars. This exhibit of more than 70 objects highlights the artisanship of those who created the eggs, and showcases two Fabergé eggs from The Walters’ permanent collection.
This exhibit highlights the museum’s rarely viewed collection of 20th-century Mexican modernist art. About 30 prints, drawings and photographs by 12 artists, including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Squeiros and José Clemente Orozco, reflect the political, social and cultural shifts that took place after the Mexican Revolution.
Los Angeles-based Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby will debut a suite of paintings drawing on her experiences moving to the U.S., maintaining family ties and building new relationships. Layers of paint, fabric and photographic transfers reflect the complex merging of relationships and cultures.
More than 300 works of art from the museum’s permanent collection are on display, including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, costumes and jewelry from some 25 nations. This ongoing exhibit explores perspectives in order to make thematic connections across the spectrum of time, place and medium.
This exhibit reveals 250 works from three periods when mainstream and outlier artists intersected, ushering in new paradigms of inclusion, integration and assimilation. Works by folk artists such as Charles Sheeler and Christina Ramberg are juxtaposed with those of self-taught artists including Horace Pippin and Janet Sobel.
The seminal role Swiss artist Paul Klee played in the development of mid-century American art is the subject of an exhibit examining Klee’s work and its influence over important Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painters. Works by Gene Davis, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and others are part of the mix.
The artistic appropriation of commercial products in the late 20th century is the subject of an exhibit examining New York’s downtown arts scene in the 1980s, when artists began branding their work and their personas. Paintings, sculptures and multimedia works by nearly 50 artists are showcased, including Jeff Koons and Richard Prince.