Jackson Pollock’s Galaxy
(left) has been removed from view and will soon be at the Kunstmuseum Basel (Basel, Switzerland) for the exhibition The Figurative Pollock
(October 2, 2016 through January 22, 2017). The exhibition presents a representative survey of the evolution of Pollock's figurative art from the mid-1930s to the 1950s in altogether around one hundred paintings and works on paper.
In the meantime, watch for new and exciting works from Joslyn’s collection and from temporary loans in the Contemporary Galleries.
(left) Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956), Galaxy,
1947, oil and aluminum paint on canvas, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1949.164; (below) William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916), Sunlight and Shadow
, 1884, oil on canvas,
Gift of the Friends of Art, 1932.4
William Merrit Chase's Sunlight and Shadow
(below) is on view at Phillips Collection
in Washington, D.C., in William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master
. The exhibition, which
marks the centennial of Chase’s death, explores his role as both an outspoken champion of American art and an active participant in the international art scene in Europe. Portraying a couple at afternoon tea in the garden of a home in Zandvoort, Holland, Sunlight and Shadow
is one of Chase’s earliest forays into plein-air
painting. Light cascades through a canopy of trees, casting dazzling patterns across the couple — Chase's friend, the painter Robert Blum, and a young woman reclining in a hammock — captured in what appears to be a fraught conversation. On view in Washington, D.C., through September, the exhibition will then travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
from October 2016 to January 2017, before its final venue at the Ca’Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Art Moderna in Venice from February to May 2017.