The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Chrysler Collection expands, thanks to record donor support from members of museum's Mowbray Arch Society
Pinckney Marcius-Simons (American, 1865–1909), The Child Canova Modeling a Lion out of Butter (center detail), ca. 1885. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 29 in. Gift of the Mowbray Arch Society. Image by Ed Pollard, Museum Photographer.
NORFOLK, VA.- Members of the Chrysler’s Mowbray Arch Society have added not just one, but five new works to the Museum collection. This Museum membership group features more than 300 patrons dedicated to supporting the Chrysler while learning about its permanent collection and promoting its growth. Each December, Society Members gather to hear the Museum’s curators and director present works of art they seek to add to the Chrysler’s world-class holdings. The 2014 Art Purchase Dinner presentations and discussions were enthusiastic, as always. Typically, the Society selects one work for purchase, while additional works may be acquired through sufficient fundraising. The most recent event and subsequent efforts met with exceptional success.

After three rounds of spirited voting at the December 9 event, Society Members agreed to purchase of The Child Canova Modeling a Lion out of Butter by Pinckney Marcius-Simons (1865–1909). Created around 1885, the New York-born artist’s historical genre painting playfully illustrates the rags-to-riches story of one of history’s greatest sculptors. Set in the kitchen of an 18th-century Italian palace, it depicts 10-year-old Antonio Canova astounding his elders by shaping a large block of butter into a regal statue of a lion. According to legend, this creation of a banquet table centerpiece revealed a child prodigy and launched Canova’s rise to international fame as a master of neoclassical marble carving.

Not content with only one winning selection, Members of the Mowbray Arch Society understood the merits of the other candidates and rose to the challenge of adding them to the Chrysler Collection. Immediately a group of volunteers pulled together to reach out to their fellow Members in what would be a record-setting effort. In a few short days, thanks to their generous pledges, the Museum secured funding to enable the Chrysler to purchase all five works of art presented that evening:

· St. Andrew by Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Heavenly inspiration finds a hip-hop interpretation in this wall-spanning oil and enamel painting by one of today’s leading portraitists. In his signature style, Wiley confounds genre, idiom, and expectations by depicting the apostle, martyred for his faith on an X-shaped cross, as a young African-American man clad in popular urban street fashion. Though thoroughly contemporary, the 2006 canvas resonates with more traditional depictions of Christian saints represented in the Chrysler Collection. With the artist’s profile on the rise, it is no surprise that the painting already was promised to loan for a traveling exhibition. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic opens at the Brooklyn Museum in February and tours four other U.S. cities before returning the new acquisition to the Chrysler in Fall 2016.

· Colorbox II by Jun Kaneko (American, b. Japan 1942). Five columns of stacked sheet glass—each only five inches wide and two inches deep—tower seven feet tall. Kaneko’s kilnformed sculpture builds a rhythmic relationship of surface, pattern, and scale. In this 2008 collaboration with Bullseye Glass, he balances his Eastern heritage with his Western life experience, aiming to erase the space between maker and material. “I want my sculptures to shake the air around them—to stand just like they should be there in that space and in that time.”

· Madonna and Child from the Workshop of Hans Klocker (Austrian, active in Europe 1475–1500). The four-foot-tall altarpiece sculpture, delicately carved in mountain pine, dates to ca. 1485–1495, and remarkably retains its rich polychrome and original gilding centuries later. In late Gothic style, the Christ Child holds an apple, a symbol of paradise and sin, and his mother appears as human as holy. The Renaissance sculpture is already on view amid other sacred works from the Irene Leache Memorial Collection gifted to the Chrysler earlier this year.

· The Bois de Boulogne portfolio by Charles Marville (French, 1831–1879). This collection of photographs depicts 1850s Paris and its newly planned park. Under the patronage of Napoleon III, the onetime royal forest was transformed into a suburban oasis of gardens, streams, and monuments. The Bois quickly became one of the most commonly depicted venues of the age, not only in these 1858–60 landscapes commissioned from the city’s official photographer, but in paintings by many of the world’s leading artists of the 19th century.

“I have been amazed by the outpouring of support for these acquisitions. It really speaks to the confidence that people have in this Museum,” said Erik Neil, director of the Chrysler. “I applaud our curators, led by Jeff Harrison, for presenting such an impressive selection. The Kehinde Wiley painting, in particular, will be a transformative addition to our collection,” he said.






Today's News

January 8, 2015

Four of France's top cartoonists killed in satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo attack

North Carolina Museum of Art receives gift of works from the Collection of Jim and Mary Patton

Thomas "Thom" Collins named Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation

Punk Rock band finds $250K painting stolen from Rodrigue Gallery in New Orleans

25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress

Revealing Abraham Lincoln Civil War letter highlights important January 24th auction

Exhibition of new works by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson opens at David Zwirner

Chrysler Collection expands, thanks to record donor support from members of museum's Mowbray Arch Society

New York master framers Eli Wilner & Company announce new Collector Services Division

Sotheby's to preview outstanding highlights from its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong

Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie end 2014 with 3,500,000 visitors

Exhibition of new works by Jiří Georg Dokoupil opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York

Children's book illustrations and New Yorker magazine cartoons featured in Swann Galleries auction

Chinese artist Zhang Huan in Sydney to unveil largest installation ever presented in Australia

National Air and Space museum commemorates first space walks with exhibition

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics find eight new planets found in 'Goldilocks' zone

A/B Testing by Bruce Asbestos opens at the Hayward Gallery

Klavdij Sluban photographs bought for Guernsey

Exhibition of new paintings by Robert Kushner opens at DC Moore Gallery

Images of urban America find a lasting home

Michelle Doll's first solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery opens in New York

Solo exhibition of new paintings and ceramics by Saira McLaren opens at Sargent's Daughters

New solo exhibition of drawings by American artist Mary Reilly opens at Garvey/Simon Art Access

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Pissarro painting seized in WW II turns up in exhibition at the Marmottan Museum

2.- First comprehensive retrospective of Mark Tobey's work in Italy opens in Venice

3.- Apple-1 still tops the list of most-wanted tech collectibles

4.- Desire, love, identity: British Museum explores LGBTQ histories

5.- Exhibition focuses on the Nazi period and the acquisitions made during those years

6.- Tate Modern opens the UK's first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years

7.- MFA Boston reaches agreement with estate to retain 18th century porcelain

8.- Anish Kapoor's Descension installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park

9.- United States pavilion opens with Mark Bradford's "Tomorrow Is Another Day"

10.- Venice's 57th International Art Exhibition is a tonic for global woes



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful