Storytellers: Art and Literature from the Juliet Art Museum Permanent Collection
Art and literature are bound together in several ways. Great works of art have inspired great works of literature and, similarly, great works of literature have inspired art. Together art and literature have simultaneously represented similar movements and can be seen waving around each other, influencing one and another, and being used as a tool to teach students about liberal arts and humanity.
In this theme, Curator Jessica O’Hearn, has carefully selected works from the Juliet Art Museum Permanent Collection to represent the marrying together of art and literature as we present, Storytellers. In this exhibition, artists who have been inspired by literature are featured; including Marc Cagall’s etchings for Gogol’s Dead Souls, as well as paintings by Caroline Jennings, Faith Ringgold and Nora Benjamin Kubie. Also included in this exhibition will be several works on loan from the Huntington Museum of Art.
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection, an engaging and thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject of tools, through more than 40 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs. Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C., ReTooled is on view in the Juliet Art Museum at the Clay Center from Thursday, March 19 through July 26, 2020.