8/10/2013 - 11/3/2013
Left: "But the next week he knocked . . .," pen and ink on poster board, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; TM & © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.
Presidential libraries have plenty of art, including numerous portraits of Presidents, but the LBJ Library & Museum has artwork you might not expect — a set of original drawings by Dr. Seuss. It is the artwork from The Lorax,
which Dr. Seuss considered his finest work. The book, written in Dr. Seuss's trademark whimsical rhyme, tells the tale of a creature who "speaks for the trees." The Lorax wages a courageous battle against an evil creature called the Once-ler, who cuts down trees to make Th-needs, "which everyone needs." Joslyn will showcase a selection of Dr. Seuss' preliminary crayon drawings and final pen and ink line art for this iconic book.
9/28/2013 - 1/5/2014
Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Left: Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), No Title, 1987, oil on canvas, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Promised gift of Emily Fisher Landau P.2010.70, © 2012 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
features a selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from a historic gift pledged to the Whitney in 2010 by Emily Fisher Landau, a preeminent collector of postwar art in the United States. Legacy
reflects primary themes that have driven America artists since the 1960s — including the relevance of representation in the aftermath of Minimalism; gender and racial politics; and the “culture wars” of the 1980s. The exhibition features work by some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, among them Andy Warhol, Glenn Ligon, Sherrie Levine, Agnes Martin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, John Baldessari, Kiki Smith, and Ed Ruscha.