Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists at AMA

The artists of Montmartre in Paris influenced art at the turn of the 20th Century. This exhibit examines their lives, their work and how it changed the course of the art world. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists opened to the public May 16 at the Arlington Museum of Art and runs through August 16, 2015.

Some of art’s most influential artists are included – over 180 works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Sérusier, Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard. Although, built upon a foundation in Impressionism, the Post-Impressionist movement rejected the traditional limitations. Depicting real-life subject matter, Post-Impressionism emphasized geometric forms that distorted familiar forms and used vivid colors and thick applications of paint for expressive effect.

“This exhibit will only visit 8 cities in North America and only 1 city in Texas – Arlington. This is a rare opportunity to see the artistic transition of Impressionism to Post-Impressionism in an exhibit that is on loan from major collections across Europe” said Chris Hightower, Executive Director of AMA.

The Arlington Museum of Art will be providing a series of lectures with speakers from the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Art and Art History in addition to other events related to the exhibit. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. It is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for members and children under the age of 12 and may be purchased when you visit the museum or on AMA's website. More information on the exhibit and the museum can be found by calling 817.275.4600 or by visiting their website.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists is curated by Phillip Dennis Cate, Director Emeritus of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University of New Jersey. The exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Art Uncorked! Wine and Painting at AMA

The Arlington Museum of Art is opening up its Education Center for an after hours painting party. Whether you come solo or bring a few friends, join in an evening of creative, relaxing fun. AMA will supply all of the necessary materials, along with a glass or two of wine to get the creativity flowing!

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: AMA's Education Center

BRING: Yourself, friends, neighbors, and your INNER ARTIST.

COST: $35 per person

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets early to ensure you get a spot in the class.