Current Exhibitions

THE ART OF SEATING: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN DESIGN
January 18 - May 3, 2014

The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art.

Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition are chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural influences. Selections from The Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with show-stoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry among others.
 



DICKIE LANDRY'S NEW YORK: 1969-1979
January 14 - May 17, 2014

Known primarily as a musician, Richard "Dickie" Landry's love and accomplishments in the visual arts have received little public attention. This exhibition highlights Landry's work in photography.
 



MORE THAN TIN: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
January 25 - May 24, 2014

April of 2014 will mark the ten year anniversary for the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. This exhibition traces the origins and history of the University Art Museum and examines the visual legacy of the major players involved in its half century of existence.



KEITH SONNIER:  SELECTED WORK FROM THE MEDIA SERIES (1992) AND DAURALDE ABRI (2000)
January 14 - April 5, 2014

Internationally renowned artist and UL Lafayette alum, Keith Sonnier has exhibited throughout the world and had major commissioned public installations from New York to San Francisco and throughout western Europe.  Known primarily for his neon light works, Sonnier also works in sculpture, drawing, silkscreen and media such as films and performance videos. 



HUNT SLONEM
On long-term loan in the museum atrium.
 
These five paintings from Hunt Slonem's solo exhibition, On the Bayou, depict his fascination with the land and history of this region.

   

 

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