Glamour & Style: Portrait Photography from the Golden Age of Cinema
September 30, 2022 – January 1, 2023
George Hurrell (American, 1904-1992), Gene Tierney, 1945. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Dr. Farel A. Rosenberg. 1983.18.2
Inside the World of Charles Addams
October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Charles Addams (American, 1912-1988) Boiling Oil, 1946. 26 x 22 inches. © Charles Addams, with permission Tee & Charles Addams Foundation.
The Agrarian Spirit: Cultivating Ruralism and Regionalism in American Art
January 28 – May 14, 2023
Beginning with the advent of farming during the Neolithic Era, humans have long cultivated an intimate relationship with land through agricultural practice. In the early 20th century, Regionalist art celebrated American agrarianism and its adherents with emotion-laden landscape scenes while advocating for ruralism (country living and values) over urbanism and city living. The style derived its formal characteristics from the work of Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry – the Regionalist Triumvirate. Their works feature among the 20 works on paper in this exhibition, which examines the compositions and contexts of agrarian imagery produced in this country between 1920 and 1950.
George Schreiber (American, 1904-1977), Cotton Pickers, 1943, Lithograph on paper, Museum purchase with funds from the Exchange Club Charities, 1982.6.18.
Carmen Herrera: Estructuras
May 4 – September 3, 2023
Five boldly colorful, geometric sculptures by Cuban-born, American artist Carmen Herrera will be featured in Cheekwood’s gardens. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this indomitable woman’s lifelong passion for creating art. Her skyrocketing assent in popularity wasn’t realized until she reached the age of 89 and continued until her passing in 2022 at the age of 106. Her story is an inspiration to everyone confronting the challenges of age and gender.
The sculptures on display at Cheekwood are part of a series collectively entitled Estructuras (Structures.) Begun in the late 1960s, Estructuras were derived from paintings that, according to Herrera, were “really crying out to become sculpture.” Herrera’s work evokes a simultaneous sense of instability and order, encompassing symmetry and asymmetry, shadow and light, all of which convey movement and rhythm through a careful geometric balance of lines, forms, and color, teetering between the solidity of a three-dimensional sculpture and the weightlessness of an ethereal shape lifting off the ground.
Carmen Herrera, Untitled Estructura (Yellow), 1962/2015. Acrylic and aluminum, 36 1/8 x 48 3/8 x 17 1/4 in. Courtesy Lisson Gallery © Carmen Herrera. Photography by Adam Reich.
View a list of past exhibitions that took place at Cheekwood.