Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Final Days to See Two Exhibitions

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), Éléphants (Elephants), c. 1920-1922, watercolor, gouache, 14.8 x 14.7 inches, image courtesy of the Humanities Exchange

This Saturday, August 21, two summer exhibitions will close at the UW Art Museum. Dufy by Design: The Fabric Designs of Raoul Dufy features wall hangings and other textiles designed by the French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), who is known primarily as a painter. Also included in this exhibition are thirteen dresses by contemporary fashion designers Mongi Guibane and Christian LaCroix that feature fabric designs by Dufy. Two watercolors by Dufy are on view at the Art Museum and highlight the similarities between his painting and fabric designs in the way he handles line, color, and composition.

Harold Garde. painting. 50 years. is the first major retrospective of Florida based artist Harold Garde (American, b. 1923). Garde was a student at UW in the 1940s when he attended the university on the GI Bill. While at UW, he studied under acclaimed American Modernist painters George McNeil, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Leon Kelly. His abstract style uses bold color and repeating imagery.

Admission to the Art Museum is always free. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Stop in today before these two exhibitions close! For more information, please visit the website, or call 307.766.6622.

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