- Roaming Docents Mar 9, 2014
Lilli Carré: 2014 Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition
March 14, 2014 - June 8, 2014
CMA and Thurber House are pleased to announce Lilli Carré as the recipient of the third annual Graphic Novelist Residency. The three-week residency provides a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress and to exhibit their work at CMA. Carré will receive a stipend and housing in the two-bedroom apartment in the historic home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. Carré was born in 1983 and currently lives and works in Chicago. She works in a variety of media including animation, illustration, and comics. Her animated films have been screened in festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, and she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Her most recent work in comics is Heads or Tails, a short story collection published by Fantagraphics. Appearing in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, Carré’s beautifully-designed and appealing work has gained critical and popular acclaim.
The Art of Matrimony: Thirty Splendid Marriage Contracts from The Jewish Theological Seminary Library
April 1, 2014 - June 15, 2014
For more than two thousand years, the ketubbah (Hebrew כְּתוּבָּה: marriage contract) has been an integral part of Jewish marriages. Ever since the second century, rabbinic authorities have attributed extreme importance to this marriage document which typically records the bridegroom’s obligations toward his bride in the event of death or divorce. Found in the homes of married Jews, whether wealthy or poor, scholar or layman, in the West or in the East, ketubbot provide a wealth of information concerning the artistic creativity, cultural interactions and social history of the Jewish communities in which they were created. This exhibition features ketubbot dating from the twelfth through the twenty-first centuries and that reflect the geographical diversity of Jewish settlement. Thirty ketubbot are from the world-renown collection of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. We will also display a recent gift to the museum of a nineteenth-century Iranian ketubbah from the collection of the late Robert Shamansky.
Sponsored in part by the Lenore Schottenstein and Community and the Pauline and Raymond Kahn Jewish Arts Endowments of the Columbus Jewish Foundation.
Join our online gallery of ketubbot by uploading a photo of your decorated marriage contract to Instagram and tag it #CMAketubbah.
Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook
June 20, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Imagine! explores children’s picturebooks as works of art through examples from the collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger. The original drawings, paintings, prints, and collages represent books from well-known illustrators including Floyd Cooper, Peter Catalanotto, Will Hillenbrand, E. B. Lewis, Barry Moser, Chris Raschka, Aminah Robinson, Maurice Sendak, and Robert Sabuda. The work is presented in groupings of Tall Tales (fiction), True Tales (non-fiction), Tales with Tails (stories/art about animals) and Human Tales (stories/art about social interactions and human nature).
Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection
June 06, 2014 - August 31, 2014
An exhibition of American Modernist paintings from the 1920s to the beginning of World War II, a period marked by significant change and compounded by the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Modern Dialect reveals both the shared concerns and jubilations of artists from every region of the country during a fluctuating and demanding time in American history. From simplified and fragmented rural landscapes to modern industrial cities and the people that inhabit them to purely abstract compositions, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience. The exhibition features works by George Ault, Charles Sheeler, John Steuart Curry, and Charles Burchfield.