Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108 - United States
The Baker Museum is one of the foremost fine art museums in Southwest Florida. The museum hosts several traveling exhibitions annually to complement installations of work from its permanent collection. Comprising more than 4,000 objects, the museum's broad holdings of 20th-and 21st-century art reflect the generosity and commitment of area collectors. Of particular strength are The Baker Museum's collections of American and Mexican modern art and significant gifts from the personal collection of Olga Hirshhorn.
With more than two decades of collecting and exhibiting, the museum is dedicated to stewardship and scholarship from both its growing permanent collection and outside sources. At the same time, The Baker Museum seeks out the best traveling exhibitions from the leading arts institutions in the world, including recently the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institutions, to enrich the Southwest Florida community.
In fall 2020, Artis—Naples celebrated the opening of an 18,000-square-foot expansion of The Baker Museum, designed by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, that created new spaces for multidisciplinary exploration and social interaction.
Helen Levitt: In the Street
For more than 70 years, Helen Levitt (1913-2009) used her camera to capture fresh and unstudied views of everyday life on the streets of New York City. Levitt's photographs, first in black and white and later in color, document neighborhood matriarchs planted on their front stoops, pedestrians negotiating New York's busy sidewalks and, perhaps most famously, boisterous children at play. On view September 7 through December 5, 2021
Subject Matters: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Drawn entirely from the permanent collection of The Baker Museum, this exhibition identifies subjects and themes that are common throughout the visual arts and explores how different artists approach them. The exhibition is divided into nine sections, each with its own specific theme: The Human Figure, Plants and Animals, Landscapes, (Sub)Urban Life, Still-Life, The Home, Artist and Studio, Narratives and Nonfigurative abstraction. On view September 7, 2021 through March 2, 2022
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