If you’re an art-aficionado looking for a day away from the French Quarter’s hustle and bustle, here are four must-see Fall exhibitions at NOMA.
Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection
Running from October 14 2016 to January 15 2017, Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection is an exploratory exhibition presenting landscape-inspired masterpieces spanning five centuries. Showcasing works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richtner and J.M.W. Tuner, this nature-driven presentation is particularly strong in the works of Claude Monet. The collection illustrates the development of landscape paintings over time, how the style grew from small-window depictions to an artist’s personal interpretation in regards to his or her surroundings on land and sea, and reveals this technique’s power to locate the viewer in time and place.
Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction
Based on NOMA’s permanent collection, Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction is a thought-provoking exhibition designed to explore photography’s relationship with the word. Running until January 2017, this print-installation blends a diverse collection of fine art, documentary photography, anonymous snapshots and conceptual works that include obstructing elements to showcase how the photograph itself is often an obstruction to the real world.
George Dunbar: Elements of Chance
George Dunbar: Elements of Chance is an exhibition showcasing the work of one of the artists who introduced abstract art to the South. The selected works, which will be featured from November 3 2016 to February 19 2017, display the museum’s first comprehensive retrospective for the 1927-born artist, and explore Dunbar’s artistic evolution from his 1940s-1950s action paintings to his most recent creations in clay relief.
Kenneth Josephson: Photography Is
Exhibiting a brief survey of the work created by one of the most inventive photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, Kenneth Josephson: Photography Is is a creative presentation assembled by American-born photographer Kenneth Josephson. The pieces selected, which suggest a host of definitions for photography, display his views toward light and shadow, flatness and depth, the real world and its representation, as well as the image and the object. This exhibition will be on view for the public through January 1st, 2017.
By Rebeca Trejo