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Secret Life of Art - Currier

  1. 1. THE SECRET LIFE OF ART MYSTERIES OF THE MUSEUM REVEALED
  2. 2. <ul><li>Section 1: Becoming a Masterpiece: why and how these objects were made </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual and physical aspects of the artistic process </li></ul><ul><li>Motivations and methods for the creation of several of the Currier’s masterpieces </li></ul><ul><li>How objects become accepted as museum quality over time </li></ul>
  3. 5. Judkins and Senter Desk and Bookcase
  4. 6. Theodore Roszak (American, born in Poland, 1907 - 1981), Cradle Song , 1956. Steel brazed with copper and silver-nickel; 96 x 66 x 47 1/2 in. Currier Museum of Art
  5. 7. Charles Sheeler Amoskeag Canal Charles Sheeler Amoskeag Mill Yard #1
  6. 8. Georgia O’Keeffe Cross by the Sea
  7. 9. Charles and Ray Eames Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  8. 11. Timothy H. O’Sullivan Photographs for the Wheeler Survey, 1871
  9. 12. <ul><li>Section 2: The Currier Collects: why and how the Currier collects </li></ul><ul><li>Historic documents, including original founding charters - motivations and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Mission statements - what the Currier does and does not collect and why </li></ul><ul><li>The “ownership” of the collection as a community resource </li></ul><ul><li>Ways in which objects have come to the museum - acquisition histories </li></ul>
  10. 13. Currier History Gallery With Currier Will
  11. 14. Mark Rothko Untitled, Red over Brown
  12. 15. Severin Roesen Still Life with Fruit and Champagne Severin Roesen Floral Still Life
  13. 16. Henry Melville Fuller Fuller Living Room, Manchester, NH showing American painting collection now at the Currier Museum of Art
  14. 17. <ul><li>Section 3: Behind the Scenes: how the Currier cares for art works </li></ul><ul><li>Functions that ensure responsible physical and intellectual stewardship of masterpieces </li></ul><ul><li>Record keeping, art storage, museum environment (climate control), object travel, conservation, framing, scholarship and connoisseurship </li></ul><ul><li>Staff perspectives from several departments (curatorial, education, security, facilities) </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>William Stanley Haseltine </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks at Narragansett , 1863 </li></ul><ul><li>Oil on Canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Bequest of Henry Melville Fuller, 2002.20.37 </li></ul>2002.20.37
  16. 19. Jan Miense Molenaer Card Players (and infrared reflectography image)
  17. 20. Mabuse (aka Jan Gossaert) Self-Portrait
  18. 21. Martin Johann Schmidt (called Kremser Schmidt) Austrian, born Grafenwörth 1718 – died Stein 1801 Saint Florian and Saint Nepomuk , 1770s Oil on canvas About 80 x 50 inches each Private Collection
  19. 22. <ul><li>Section 4: In the Galleries: how and why art works are selected for presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Installation techniques used to display them in the galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretive strategies employed to present information about objects </li></ul><ul><li>Museum location and relationship of objects may intentionally or unintentionally effect meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Different meanings from those originally intended by the artist who is providing the interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of interpretive examples will illustrate these issues </li></ul>
  20. 23. Albert Bierstadt Moat Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire, 1862 Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 19 1/8 in. x 26 1/8 in. Exhibitions in Context: Shifting Frameworks and Making Meaning
  21. 24. Moat Mountain in Context 1862 : New Bedford Art Association Rising Vogue of Barbizon School and Impressionism 1947 : Currier Acquires Bierstadt’s Moat Mountain 1955 : Artists in the White Mountains, Currier Museum of Art 1964 : World’s Fair (New Hampshire display), New York American Light (National Gallery, 1980) & American Paradise (Metropolitan, 1987) 1991-1992 : Albert Bierstadt: Art and Enterprise, Brooklyn Museum of Art 2002 : American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States 1820-1818, Tate Britain 2009 : Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860-1918, Montreal Museum of Fine Art
  22. 25. Albert Bierstadt: Art and Enterprise Installation Image Expanding Horizons William Notman
  23. 26. Secret symbols Joos Van Cleve The Holy Family (and symbol interpretation plan)
  24. 27. Antonio Rosellino Madonna and Child
  25. 28. Marisol Escobar The Family , 1963
  26. 29. David Johnson Harbor Island, Lake George, NY WhiW Frank Henry Shapleigh On the Ellis River Artist unknown, White Mountain Landscape
  27. 30. Change in Attribution: From Perugino to Circle of Perugino
  28. 31. Pietro Vannucci called Perugino Italian, born 1446, Città della Pieve; died 1524, Fontignano Self Portrait , 1497-1500 Fresco 40 x 30.5 cm Sala d’Udienza in Collegio del Cambio, Perugia
  29. 32. Circle of Perugino (attribution change 2002) Madonna and Child , about 1495 Tempera on panel 60.96 x 49.53 cm Currier Museum of Art
  30. 33. Follower of Perugino Madonna and child with the infant Saint John the Baptist Oil on canvas 31 x 25.5 in. (78.7 x 64.8 cm) Sotheby's New York: Friday, January 29, 2010 [Lot 00701] Estimate20,000 - 30,000 USD Sold For22,500 USD PREMIUM
  31. 34. Pietro Vannucci called Perugino Italian, born 1446, Città della Pieve; died 1524, Fontignano Madonna and Child between Saints Rose and Catherine of Alexandria , 1493 Oil on canvas transferred from panel 86.5 x 63 cm Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Vienna
  32. 35. Pietro Vannucci called Perugino Italian, born 1446, Città della Pieve; died 1524, Fontignano Virgin and Child between Sts John the Baptist and Catherine , c. 1500 Oil on panel 81 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris
  33. 36. Circle of Perugino Madonna and Child , about 1495 Tempera on panel 60.96 x 49.53 cm Currier Museum of Art
  34. 37. Pietro Vannucci called Perugino Italian, born 1446, Città della Pieve; died 1524, Fontignano Sepulcrum Cristi (Man of Sorrows), 1498 Oil with tempera on panel, transferred to fabric on panel 92.6 x 71.8 cm Sterling and Francine Clark
  35. 39. The Exhibit Game

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