Outer Harmonies: Thirteen Themes from the Permanent CollectionOpening: Friday, Feb 3, 2023 7 – 8 pm
Friday, Feb 3 – May 28, 2023
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Rockford, IL 61103
Rockford Art Museum opens new art exhibition Outer Harmonies: Thirteen Themes from the Permanent Collection on Friday, February 3rd
Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Outer Harmonies: Thirteen Themes from the Permanent Collection on Friday, February 3rd. Members Opening and Gallery Walk with Executive Director/Chief Curator, Carrie Johnson and Collections Curator, Frances Downey happens at 5:15 PM and is open to Rockford Art Museum members. The free public opening happens from 7 to 8 PM. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. The exhibition remains on view through May 28, 2023; galleries are open Thursday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Free general admission is provided thanks to a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members.
Outer Harmonies presents thirteen groups of work from Rockford Art Museum’s acclaimed Permanent Collection. These themed groupings show similar explorations of subject matter representing the museum’s five focus areas. The themes and subject matter examined in this exhibition are: Americana, home, eroticism, apocalypse, the psychological nature of cartoons, horses, oddities, pairs, portraits, politics, scale, meta, and the evolution of the human figure in art.
On view in this exhibition, you will find works by Z.B. Armstrong, Roger Brown, Elbridge Ayer Burbank, Warrington Colescott, Walker Evans, Howard Finster, Audrey Flack, Alex Katz, Angela Kelly, Mike Lash, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Kerry James Marshall, Reginald Marsh, Jacqueline Moses, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, George J. Robertson, Edward Ruscha, Fritz Scholder, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Carrie Mae Weems, and Betsy Youngquist among many others.
Outer Harmonies is organized by Rockford Art Museum Executive Director/Chief Curator, Carrie Johnson and Collections Curator, Frances Downey. The exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Women’s Art Board and partially supported by a Partners in Excellence Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members.
Image: Leonard Koscianski, Snarling Dog. Collection of Rockford Art Museum