Upcoming Exhibits in the Helen T. White Galleries

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Japan Style | The Art of Form and Function

White Gallery | April 1 - May 21

This collection reveals the many techniques and applications developed by artisans over hundreds of years. With a focus on works created during the 18th-20th centuries, the objects represent the power and influence of form and function in daily life in Japan. 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 1 from 1 - 4 pm with free admission, performances by Taiko Drummers of the Taiko Society of Colorado Springs, live caricature drawings by artist Riki Takaoka, and the featured collectors on hand to speak with guests.

Japan Style | Contemporary Ceramics

Hoag Gallery | March 25 - 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.

Please note: A prior listing of this exhibition had the opening on March 6, but this show will now open on March 25, 2017.

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.