The deYoung exhibit “J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free” features
the luminous works of Britain’s greatest artist of the 18th
century. “Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination”, at the
Disney Museum, is the story of two giants of art and
entertainment, Salvador Dali and Walt Disney.
Well-known watercolor painter and portrait artist will talk about
his history as an artist, illustrated with example of his work,
including the 9′ x 20′ watercolors recently installed in the new
Sutter Medical Center.
A multi-disciplinary artist examines where she takes her dues for
her artistic expression. She will present some of her key
sources: found, noted or sketched, historic and talismanic and
how they inform her thinking.
The Crocker Art Museum’s fine collection of German drawings
includes artists from Albrecht Durer to Julius Schnorr von
Carolsfeld. Dr. Breazeale will explore the history of
collecting these drawings in conjunction with the Crocker’s
special exhibit of German Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts,
Marguerite Wildenhain was a Bauhaus-trained master potter who
fled Nazi Germany, settling in Guerneville, CA, in 1949.
For the next 36 years, she practiced her craft, gave
workshops and lectured world-wide on her art. Ms
Wildenhain’s works in clay are in museum collections throughout
the world and her studio and home are now part of Armstrong
Redwoods Natural Reserve. Christopher Corey, archaeologist
with California State Parks will share her story.