News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Arts

November 4, 2011

Curator’s ‘Pach’ exhibition at Swope; book signing coming up

TERRE HAUTE — The Swope Art Museum will host the exhibition “Walter Pach and His American Colleagues” today through Jan. 7 in the Swope Education Gallery. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. today, and a lecture and book signing is planned for 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Laurette McCarthy, guest curator and author of the recently released Pach biography “Walter Pach (1883-1958): The Armory Show and the Untold Story of Modern Art in America” (Penn State University Press, August 2011), has mixed loaned objects with works from the Swope collection for “Walter Pach and His American Colleagues.”

McCarthy, a resident of the Wabash Valley, former curator at the Swope, and an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers, is an independent scholar specializing in American art from the early 20th century. As an independent curator McCarthy has organized exhibitions around the country, including “ ‘Covering’ America in the 1950s and early 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post Magazine,” at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. She also has organized another Pach exhibition that will run concurrent to the one at the Swope, “The Paintings of Walter Pach,” at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art in New York. McCarthy’s book will be available through BookNation and at the Swope events.

Pach is arguably one of the most influential personalities in the spread and development of the ideas of modernism in American art. Yet as a subject of scholarship, Pach has been largely forgotten and neglected until now. This exhibition and the Pach biography will help to alleviate the gap in understanding the influence that this educator, critic, dealer and painter had on American art in the early 20th century.

The exhibition will highlight Pach’s relationships with several American artists whose works are represented in the Swope collection, including William Merritt Chase, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Max Weber, Edward Hopper and Clifton Wheeler. Also included are historic photographs as well as a selection of books and works of art by Pach.

Also on tap today for the Swope’s First Friday: Visitors can explore the roots of change in the arts with a short gallery talk with McCarthy and a fusion of musical genres with cellist Shannon Hayden, a native of Martinsville, Ill.

Continuing on view is “Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit” in the Haslem and Hodge Galleries through Dec. 24. Organized by historian and curator Rickie Solinger, this traveling exhibition features the work of Betye and Alison Saar, Dave Cole, and other contemporary artists who explore women’s domestic labor from the past by using antique tools and craft forms as their inspiration. A small exhibition of antique tools and an illustrated catalogue accompany the exhibition.

For more information call (812) 238-1676 or visit www.swope.org.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Arts
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Pope's Relic on Wheels Departs to Rome New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Today in History for April 16th At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity