Upcoming Exhibits in the Helen T. White Galleries

Japan Style | The Art of Form and Function

White Gallery | April 1 - May 21

This exhibition will transport the viewer through time and space. From a traditional Japanese Tea Garden to virtual Japanese Seasons, enter the world of Japan through a selection of exquisite objects from the collection of Gregory Howell. This private collection reveals the many techniques and applications developed by artisans over hundreds of years. With a focus on works created during the 18th through 20th centuries, the objects represent the power and influence of form and function in daily life in Japan. 

Japan Style | Netsuke

2nd & 3rd Floor Foyers | March 11 - May 18

Charles Trent’s delightful collection of over 100 netsuke (nets-keh) will be on display. The netsuke are small sculptural objects which have gradually developed in Japan over the past 300 years. Netsuke initially served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The traditional form of Japanese dress, the kimono, had no pockets. Men would suspend their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses and other objects on a cord called a sagemono which hung from the kimono sash (obi), and the netsuke would prevent the sash from slipping. The entire ensemble was then worn, at the waist, and functioned as a sort of removable external pocket. 

Japan Style | Kimonos and Prints

King Gallery | March 25 - May 14

Featuring kimonos and prints from the collections of Drs. Reiko and Mark Clark. This exhibition will include ukiyo-e prints dating from the early 1800s to more contemporary times which depict such subjects as female beauties, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel, landscapes and flora and fauna. Kimonos range from everyday summer dress to spectacular wedding ensembles, and include garments for younger girls to those for women of a more mature age.

Japan Style | Contemporary Ceramics

Hoag Gallery | March 4 - May 14

An exhibition of works from three contemporary Japanese artists: one emerging, one established and one woman, as women ceramists are still relatively rare in Japan. The works will illustrate the rich tradition of ceramics in Japan, one of the world’s oldest art forms, and the different regional styles and influences that are inspiring today’s artists.

Japan Style | Contemporary Art of Japan

Regional Gallery | April 1 - May 28

Featuring cutting-edge contemporary works by regional artists working in the traditions of Japanese style. The three featured artists in this exhibition are Riki Takaoka of Pueblo, Renee Reiko Campbell of Colorado Springs, and Margaret Kasahara of Colorado Springs.

Sordid & Sacred:  Rembrandt Van Rijn

White Gallery | June 3 - September 24

Rembrandt Van Rijn, widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, created a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty.  Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings.  Says Gary Schwartz of Dover Publications, “…Many of Rembrandt’s etchings are of biblical scenes with biblical figures portrayed as beggars.”

Imagimation:  100 Years of Animation from Around the World

White Gallery | Summer 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. 

Luster:  Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting

White Gallery | Summer 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.