The Many Moods of Blue
February 6, 2014
The Many Moods of Blue and Rauschenberg: Cardbirds and Currents
The exhibits will run from February 6 - March 23, 2014 and both are from the Museum’s permanent collection featuring works ranging from paintings to mixed media.
The Many Moods of Blue were selected from the Museum’s permanent collection in order to explore and savor the many moods of Blue. A majority of the artworks selected for this exhibition are abstract rather than representational, which is used to convey aesthetic ideas rather than realistic images. However, there are selected artworks that are representational in landscapes and seascapes pieces. The color blue has been used in varying amounts in religion, politics, clothing styles and design over the centuries to convey awide variety of ideas: power, wealth, social position, or sanctity, among others. The Many Moods of Blue will represent a sample of these themes as patrons can interpret their own definition of what is blue. Image: Florence Woods Phillo, Approaching Storm, 1956. Watercolor on paper. 28 x 20 inches, Gift of the artist 56-7.3.
The Rauschenberg: Cardbirds and Currents exhibition presents two significant bodies of work by the renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008). Rauschenberg’s Cardbirds, which began as a series of collages of cardboard but transformed into a series of prints. Cardbirds represented the world all-around Rauschenberg as he used discarded bits of cardboard that bore the nicks and cuts of real life.