Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34108 - United States
Smithsonian Affiliate Museum
Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm
The Baker Museum is the foremost fine arts museum in Southwest Florida. Emphasizing modern and contemporary art, the museum hosts several traveling exhibitions annually to complement installations of works from its permanent collections. Dedicated to stewardship and scholarship, The Baker Museum provides world-class exhibitions and educational opportunities for Southwest Florida’s diverse community.
Our three-story, 30,000 square-foot museum houses 15 galleries, a glass dome conservatory, an educational resource room, entrance gates designed by Albert Paley and three Dale Chihuly installations.
Languages of Art
Selections from the Permanent Collection
September 5, 2017 – July 22, 2018
Art, like language, can express ideas in a multitude of ways. This exhibition of approximately 100 works from the museum’s permanent collection explores the diverse visual languages artists employ to depict specific themes. Organized thematically, the exhibition includes well-known works in various media as well as key pieces that have not been on display in recent years. Each section addresses themes in more depth, such as mythology, domestic space, the artist’s studio, abstraction, landscape and seascape, the city and industry and the figure, including portraits, group portraits and nudes. To showcase the continued growth of our permanent collection, Languages of Art features recent acquisitions, including work by Hans Hofmann and Stanton Macdonald-Wright, among others.
Inside the Outside
Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation
September 5 – September 27, 2017
The genre of self-taught art and its relationship to mainstream modern and contemporary art is a complex theme that has been widely discussed and debated. This exhibition brings together highlights from the extraordinary collection of William Louis-Dreyfus and features a focused look at the work of artists such as James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor and Willie Young. These artists did not have access to a formal education; they embarked on their separate journeys resulting in astoundingly open and imaginative bodies of work. No single style or preoccupation ties their production together, but the visual impact of their work is thoroughly contemporary.
Arik Levy: Unnatural History
September 5, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Unnatural History will showcase works by internationally renowned artist, designer, photographer and video artist Arik Levy (Israeli, b. 1963), who has gained global recognition with his sculptures and collectable creations. Levy’s innate scientific and poetic savvy, mixed with his interest in design innovation, simplicity and experimentation, allow him to translate concepts into sculpture, space and experiences. The exhibition will include examples of his Rock series, an ever-growing sequence of sculptures shaped like minerals and composed of reflective surfaces, such as polished stainless steel. Levy’s work has won dozens of design awards and is shown and collected in public and private collections all over the world.
Schrenk Student Photography Exhibition
September 5 – October 29, 2017
The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is an intensive photography program aimed at highly motivated Collier County high school students. Each year, a class of up to 20 students is selected to participate. The program consists of four weekend-workshops during the academic year and a two-week seminar in June. The primary instructor for the photography institute is J. Tomas Lopez, M.F.A., professor and chair, department of art and art history, University of Miami. The institute is designed to give students broad experiences in various areas of photography, including the camera, lighting, composition, digital technology and portfolio preparation.
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