New in the Galleries

Max Beckmann’s Woodcuts
Continuing through June 22, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Although the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann was a prolific graphic artist (producing 374 prints during his lifetime), he created fewer than 20 woodcuts. Most were produced during the 1920s, when Germany was experiencing a revival of interest in the medium. Seven prints from this period will be featured in this installation.

Jerry N. Uelsmann: More than Meets the Eye
Continuing through August 31, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
A recipient of this year’s prestigious IU Distinguished Alumnus Award, Uelsmann (MFA, MS 1960) was the first student to receive an MFA in photography from Indiana University, where he studied with Henry Holmes Smith. Prior to the digital revolution, Uelsmann used multiple negatives to create evocative, dream-like imagery.

Spanish Painting in the 1960s: Works from the Collection of Doris Steinmetz Kellett
Continuing through September 7, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
This installation will feature works by members of the Catalan-based group Daual Set and artists associated with the avant-garde Galeria Juana Mordo in Madrid are featured.

Ancient Glass
Ongoing
Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor
The display of ancient glass has been expanded this summer to include additional examples from the IU Art Museum collection. Most of the pieces are Roman and date from the first to the fourth centuries CE, but they reflect a glass-making tradition that stretches to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. While the new installation focuses on the many ways that glass was used in the ancient world, a multitude of shapes, colors, and techniques will also be explored.

A Feast for the Eyes: Weston’s Produce Pictures
July 1–December 21, 2014
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
California-based modernist photographer Edward Weston shocked the art world in the 1920s with his close-ups of fruits and vegetables. With his crisp formalism and rich tonal printing, the simplest everyday objects became surprisingly sensual and evocative.

In Imitation of the Master
August 26, 2014–January 31, 2015
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Three prints by the great German printmaker Albrecht Dürer and copies by later artists Hieronymous Hopfer, Johann Mommard, and Jan Wierix are featured. By comparing the variations with the originals, we see the skill of the master and the innovations of the follower.