Season opens Thursday, June 23rd, Thursday-Sunday, 10-4 with self-guided tours. Highlights include Suzy Frelinghuysen-Painter & Opera Singer-Influences of Cubism & Music in her Art. Her dual career is explored with music-infused collages and opera costumes on display as well as the paintings which most closely reference the Master Cubist collection of hers and her husband's. Pre-season event, Saturday, May 21@ 5pm, Collective Consciousness, a site-specific dance program with 20 pre-teen and teen dancers performing on the Grounds. June 23-Labor Day, Director's Corner w/nephew and director Kinney Frelinghuysen. Join him as he highlights the paintings on view in the Studio in a short discussion each day at 11:15. Historic Artists Homes & Studios photo exhibit titled Artists at Home*is on view in the Classroom as well as the Documentary. Painting Demonstrations with professional artists every Friday @ 11am, free with admission. Click on keep reading for artists' names, dates, and mediums.
In our third episode of Abstract Therapy, “Embracing Abstraction,” we dive into a classically trained artist’s journey to abstraction. George L.K. Morris did a series of sketches titled Garden Composition and shows us a progression from inspiration to final painting. Stay tuned as we get ready for our summer season! Garden Composition #4, 1934, 36x30, oil on canvas. Click here for the experience.
This 2-minute episode explores the power of materials in abstract art appreciation. Enjoy Suzy Frelinghuysen's Abstract Still Life c.1963 created with oil and newsprint on canvas. Click here for the experience.
Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opened A Way Through: Abstract Art of the 1940's examining the evolution of abstract art in America. Major works by Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L.K. Morris are on view along with fellow American Abstract Artists. The group was formed in l936 in New York and was a precursor to the New York School and Abstract Expressionism. These midcentury artists experimented with a broad range of abstraction and new modes of visual expression. A Way Through was made possible through a partnership formed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the Art Bridges Initiative. The exhibit is on view through May 15, 2022.