Upcoming Exhibits in the Helen T. White Galleries

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Representing the West: A New Frontier

White Gallery | February 2 - May 6, 2018

The Representing the West: A New Frontier juried exhibition offers artwork in all mediums which consider the changing cultures and myths of the American West.

Friday, February 2 | 5 - 7 PM:  Public Artists Reception & First Friday Artwalk

Saturday, February 3  | 11 AM:  Coffee with the Curators with Juror Melanie Yazzie

Sunday, February 11  | 11 AM - 4 PM:   Free Second Sunday

Native American Fetishes

Second Floor Foyer| February 2 - June 3, 2018

This exhibit will feature Native American fetish carvings donated by John Peters. Zuni Fetishes were thought to be so powerful by the U.S. Government that in the late 1800's Frank Hamilton Cushing was sent out to the Zuni Reservation to live among the Zuni people and investigate and study the mysterious power of the Zuni Fetishes. The fetishes that have been in Zuni tribal possession or in individual possession for centuries are considered to be the most holy and powerful fetishes as well as the more valuable fetishes.

Friday, February 2 | 5 - 7 PM:  Public Artists Reception & First Friday Artwalk

Sunday, February 11  | 11 AM - 4 PM:   Free Second Sunday

Ruth Adler Schnee: American Icon

King Gallery |  February 2 - April 22, 2018

Mid-century American designer Ruth Adler Schnee has been called a "Detroit treasure" and an "American legacy." Along with her family, Schnee fled Nazi Germany soon after Kristalnacht, and settled in Detroit. An internship with industrial designer Raymond Loewy and degrees from RISD and Cranbrook under Eliel Saarinen prepared her for a design career.  As a space planner, Adler-Schnee collaborated with noted architects including Yamasaki, Fuller, and Wright.

Friday, February 2 | 5 - 7 PM:  First Friday Artwalk

Sunday, February 11  | 2 PM:   Artist Talk with Ruth Adler Schnee

Sunday, February 11  | 11 AM - 4 PM:   Free Second Sunday

Melanie Yazzie Coded Works on Paper art exhibit at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, art musuem

Coded: Works on Paper by Melanie Yazzie

Third Floor Foyer | February 2 - May 13, 2018

The works will reflect on childhood memories of being with her Grandmother Thelma Baldwin in her weaving studio in Wide Ruins, Arizona. There will be a grouping of monotypes and small water color paintings. Very intimate works. 

Friday, February 2 | 5 - 7 PM:  Public Artists Reception & First Friday Artwalk

Saturday, February 3  | 11 AM:  Coffee with the Curators with Juror Melanie Yazzie

Sunday, February 11  | 11 AM - 4 PM:   Free Second Sunday

Courage and Hope: Portraits of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Hoag Gallery |  March 15 - April 30, 2018

In conjunction with Friendly Harbor Community Center, Courage and Hope features artwork from those who have struggled with mental illness ans substance abuse.

Wednesday, March 15   | 5 PM—7 PM:  Opening Reception with Twofers Look at Mental Illness, written by Ken Locke, M.D. and performed by Friendly Harbor Community Center members

Imagimation:  100 Years of Animation Art from Around the World

White Gallery | June 2 - September 23, 2018

A journey into IMAGIMATION:  A Hundred Years of Animation Art From Around the World celebrates the ongoing 100 plus year history of original rare animation production artwork since the creation of this magical art form. This extensive exhibition presents the full range of animation techniques, from the ground breaking traditional animation of Gertie the Dinosaur created by American, Winsor McCay, in 1914, through to today’s many digitally supported animation productions and applications. 

Friday, June 2 | 6 PM: 46th Anniversary Gala

Luster:  Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting

White Gallery | June 8 - September 30, 2019 

The birth of the modern car occurred over 150 years ago in 1860 in Germany.  In the United States, Henry Ford Company was established in 1901. A year later it morphed into Cadillac Motor Company which Ford left, along with the rights to his name. A new Ford Motor Company emerged in 1903 in Detroit with backing from a dozen investors, including the Dodge brothers. The same year, 1903, Harley-Davidson, was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much has changed since those early automotive years, but perhaps nothing more so than America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles, which has expressed itself culturally and artistically in so many ways.

Friday, June 7, 2019 | 47th Anniversary Gala