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.
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s historic estate will host an exhibit of table settings representing past and present. A display of 18th- and 19th-century tables recreated by curators will be on view in the 40-foot dining room, while the dacha will house tables by local interior designers melding Merriweather Post’s inimitable style with their own modern sensibilities.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and based in Baltimore, Stephen Towns explores African American cultural issues in murals and mixed-media art. This exhibit includes a series of quilts that tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, also depicted in the 2016 film, The Birth of a Nation.
Inspired by a 1972 project that challenged stereotypes of women in the home, this show features the work of 36 global artists from the 1960s to the present. Sculptures, photographs, installations and videos reflect myriad viewpoints on the subject of home, from architectural studies to expectations and responsibilities.
Posters from the collection of LeRoy E. Hoffberger and Paula Gately Tillman Hoffberger focus on the Vienna Secession, an influential group of late-19th-century artists who challenged the norms of academic art. Works on view, including those of Gustav Klimt, are quintessential examples of Art Nouveau style.