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Summer at the Mills College Art Museum
Mills College Art Museum

Summer at the Mills College Art Museum
Mills College Art Museum

http://www.mills.edu/museum

Opening Reception: June 18, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Charlotte Schulz: An Insufficiency in Our Screens

Divine Visions Worldly Lovers
Indian Paintings from the Collection of Barbara Janeff

The Life and Times of Sarah McEneaney

Selections from the Mills College Art Museum and F.W. Olin Library Special Collections

The theme of small scale, grand narrative ties together the four exhibitions on-view from June 18 through August 3, 2008 at the Mills College Art Museum.

Charlotte Schulz: An Insufficiency in Our Screens

Curated by Thomas Trummer. Organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Charlotte Schulz’s charcoal drawings invite the viewer to explore strange composite architectural spaces in which dreams blend with memory and reality. Fragments of buildings are tethered together, and interior unfolds into exterior and back again. The work in this exhibition navigates big ideas, including the question of why specific events happen as they do, when the potential for any number of possible outcomes exists in the universe. Charlotte Schulz lives and works in Beacon, New York.

Divine Visions Worldly Lovers
Indian Paintings from the Collection of Barbara Janeff

Curated by Robert J. Del Bontà

The diverse deities of South Asia are major themes in Indian painting but romantic love also plays a large role in the intensely-colored, and often small-scale, works. Both of these themes can be seen repeated often in the Janeff collection of Indian paintings. This Bay Area collection, which includes work from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, highlights many styles and trends found in Indian art. Indian artists constantly played with various painting approaches— conflicting ones such as realism and abstraction—and often within a single work.

The Life and Times of Sarah McEneaney
Selected Paintings

Curated by Melissa Feldman

The Life and Times of Sarah McEneaney represents the artist’s West Coast debut and features 18 paintings from 2000 to the present. McEneaney works in a miniaturist’s view that encompasses the grandeur of nature, socio-political issues, personal trauma and fantasy as well as the life of an artist, a working woman, a home and pet owner, and a community activist. McEneaney lives and works
in Philadelphia.

Selections from the Mills College Art Museum and F.W. Olin Library Special Collections

Curated by Janice Braun and Jessica Hough

This summer’s focus on small scale has inspired us to delve into the collections of both the Art Museum and Library to discover works, which might be modest in scale, but large in impact. The selection includes individual works by Pop artist Andy Warhol, 18th century painter Angelica Kauffman, and early 20th century African American artist Sargent Claude Johnson.

Public Programs:

Saturday, June 21, 3:00pm
Lecture by guest curator Robert J. Del Bontà, Divine Visions Worldly Lovers

Sunday, June 22, 3:00pm
Creative Growth Art Center curatorial project manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal joins artist Sarah McEneaney and guest curator Melissa Feldman for a discussion of The Life and Times of
Sarah McEneaney

All programs are in Danforth Lecture Hall, Art Building

The Mills College Art Museum, founded in 1925, is a dynamic center for art that focuses on the creative work of women as artists and curators. The Museum strives to engage and inspire the diverse and distinctive cultures of the Bay Area by presenting innovative exhibitions by emerging and established national and international artists. Exhibitions are designed to challenge and invite reflection upon the profound complexities of contemporary culture.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 11-4pm
Wednesday 11-7:30pm
Monday closed
Admission is free

Above image:
Charlotte Schulz, Forgiving of an inexactness: grievances remain to this day even as Galileo intervenes with a telescope to show us our false metaphors (detail). 2007

For more information go to: http://www.mills.edu/museum

June 12, 2008