March 29, 2023

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THINK LOCAL: Marianna Kistler Seashore Museum of Artwork

Archie Scott Gobber, Kneeling Flag (black), 2018, enamel and clear coat on metal, 58.25 x 48 x 36.5 in. picture by E.G. Schempf (Picture courtesy of Marianna Kistler Seashore Museum of Artwork)

When you ever want a break out of your laptop display, contemplate stopping by the Marianna Kistler Seashore Museum of Artwork. Stroll by way of the contemporary new exhibitions and count on to come across artworks not simply from throughout Kansas, however from world wide. 

Aileen June Wang, curator, put collectively one of many museum’s latest exhibitions, known as “Do You See What I See?” The exhibition options artworks from the museum’s everlasting assortment alongside works on mortgage. There are additionally some new additions to the museum’s assortment that are on show for the primary time.

“The exhibition options artworks generously loaned by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork, in Bentonville, Arkansas,” Wang mentioned. “The loans have been made potential by way of a partnership with the Artwork Bridges Basis based by philanthropist and humanities patron Alice Walton.”

The choice was put along with the hope that individuals will focus on their totally different interpretations and experiences of the art work.

“This exhibition was impressed by my longtime fascination with how otherwise folks interpret iconic symbols such because the American flag, and the way the which means of an object modifications relying on how it’s introduced or located,” Wang mentioned in an Oct. 4 e-mail. “These variations in interpretation generally result in disagreements, which is likely to be subtle if folks can settle for that there are lots of methods to consider, or take a look at a factor or a problem.” 

One other of the museum’s newest exhibitions is named “Transfigurations: Reanimating Historical Artwork of India.” This immersive multimedia exhibition, created by artist David Lebrun, shows video animations of twelfth century sculptures from Southern India. The animations are created by morphing high-resolution images, bringing the pictures to life. This exhibition contains “Vishnu and Attendants,” a three-screen animation based mostly on carved temple facades, and “Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance),” a single-screen animation of forged bronze figures. The show permits viewers to see the previous otherwise.

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Guests can count on to go away the museum with a brand new understanding of various views and cultures.

Upcoming occasions free and open to the general public embody the Diwali/Pageant of Lights Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m., the Do You See What I See? Numerous Views on Iconic Photographs and Objects gallery on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the Vacation Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For extra data on occasions, go to their web site’s occasion calendar.

The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays with common hours from 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10 a.m. to eight p.m. on Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The museum provides free admission and parking for all. To study extra in regards to the Marianna Kistler Seashore Museum of Artwork or its displays go to their web site.