Judy Chicago, Resolutions, 2000, counted cross-stitch and embroidery on cotton, 37 x 25.5″
As we find refuge in our homes, we realize “home” means much more than physical shelter—it is our place of peace, comfort, and aesthetic sanctuary. We find joy in people we love and objects of meaning we’ve brought into our sacred space. Science proves that surrounding ourselves with art makes us happier and healthier. The Nord-Trondelag Health Study considered more than 130,000 people, finding that 91% of those who viewed art on a regular basis reported higher levels of satisfaction. University of London neurobiologist Semir Zeki scanned the brains of volunteers while they viewed 28 works of art. He discovered when a person views art they find beautiful, it triggers an immediate release of dopamine into the brain–a chemical related to feelings of love, pleasure, and desire. A University of Arkansas study determined after viewing art, students displayed improved critical thinking skills as well as gains in tolerance and empathy.
Artists use art as a transformative means of expression, often with beauty emerging from hardship. While you and/or your children are finding yourselves spending more time at home, we invite you to explore art—some of which was created in similarly trying times—with the art historians at Turner Carroll. We’ll share four art topic portals with you each week. Just click on the topic (below) that interests you, and the portal will take you to images and discussions of artworks fitting that topic. It’s our honor to share the visual language of art with you, and we welcome your questions and feedback!
CURRENT EXHIBITION AND NEWS
BURNED: WOMEN AND FIRE
On View Through April 4, 2020
Burned: Women and Fire features artists who—like the alchemical Phoenix who burns and rises from the ashes anew—integrate their collective experience with fire and burning to create their art. [read on here]
ON FIRE COMMEMORATIVE PRINT TO BENEFIT THROUGH THE FLOWER
CALL FOR ENTRY: JUDY CHICAGO ART EDUCATION AWARD
Through the Flower, a non-profit art organization, invites artists, scholars, and educators to apply for the 2020 Judy Chicago Art Education Award (JCAE). This award, funded by Mary Ross Taylor, was established to support artists, scholars, and educators who through their art, research, teaching, and leadership have contributed to ending the erasure of women’s history. It is awarded annually to projects which utilize any of the three Judy Chicago archives as a resource for research and/or teaching. Apply by June 1, 2020.
Make your travel plans to join us!
February 28 | Burned: Women and Fire featuring Judy Chicago, Lien Truong, Monica Lundy, Etsuko Ichikawa, Hung Liu, and more
May 15 | Hunt Slonem
June 19 | Drew Tal
July 17 | Raphaelle Goethals
August 14 | Hung Liu Retrospective Works
September 11 | Scott Greene + Walter Robinson
October 1-4 | Dallas Art Fair
October 16 | Igor Melnikov + Georges Mazilu
November 20 | Rusty Scruby
TURNER CARROLL ARTISTS IN MUSEUMS
JUDY CHICAGO Judy Chicago BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, UK On View Through April 19, 2020 On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman Through the Flower Artspace Belen, NM Ticketed Opening July 26, 2020 Judy Chicago: A Retrospective de Young Museum San Francisco, CA Opening summer 2020 The Dinner Party Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, New York Permanent Installation
JIM DINE Enigma Pinocchio Villa Bardini at Leonardo da Vinci Art School Firenze, Italy On View Through March 22, 2020
HUNG LIU Woman-Made: From the Collection Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs, FL On View Throught April 19, 2020 Myriad Treasures: Celebrating the Reinstallation of the Soreng Gallery of Chinese Art Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Eugene, OR On View Through February 14, 2021 Hung Liu Retrospective Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Washington, D.C. Opens May 2021
HUNT SLONEM Huntopia
Taubman Museum of Art
On View Through March 29, 2020