Art Topics

Feb 7, 2017

'The Baroque in Western European Art'

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Feb. 8-March 28 The Baroque period began during the late 16th century, after the Protestant Reformation led to the Roman Catholic Church feeling a need to reassert itself through grandeur imagery and architecture. The artistic style, often more figurative, dynamic and large scale, later ...

'Tomoko Konoike 'Skin, Needle, Thread' '

Dec 13, 2016

'Tomoko Konoike "Skin, Needle, Thread" '

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Dec. 17-Feb. 12 Tomoko Konoike is renowned for her large-scale installations featuring contemporary interpretations of mythical motifs. Though she took a break after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, she recently returned to creating new pieces in collaboration with experts in anthropology, archeology, folklore ...

Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

Dec 6, 2016

Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

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Dec. 10-Feb. 12 Pottery is a complicated process involving mixing and fine-tuning clay, creating and refining vessels or sculptures, and then developing and applying glazes before firing. Though glazing is one of the final steps of pottery that is often used to decorative effect, ...