The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of three new exhibitions this August.
Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables
Aug. 3 – Oct. 27
Study Gallery and Print Study Center
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely regarded as one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century for his paintings and prints that often portrayed African American life, culture, and history. This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables.
David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land
Aug. 10 – Dec. 22, 2013
Maribeth Collins Lobby
David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. Lauded for their artistic merit as well as their scholarly contributions, these folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.
Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections
Aug. 31 – Dec. 22, 2013
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
This major exhibition showcases 64 ancient works, created thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” Visitors will find exquisite pieces created between 6000 B.C. – 500 B.C. The museum will present the ancient work thematically, by the “Divine Realm,” the “Human Realm” and the “Animal Realm.” Drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, “Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth” tells the stories of Babylonians, Israelites, Persians and other ancient Near Eastern people and cultures.