Art Detail Left: Chase Hall, The Autodidact, 2022, acrylic and coffee on canvas 72" x 60" (Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery; Photo: Phoebe D'Heurle)
Art Detail Right: Andrew LaMar Hopkins, Creole Brother & Sister Portrait, 2022, acrylic on canvas 48" x 60" (Courtesy of the artist and MASSIMODECARLO; Photo: Sophia Germer)
July 1 - October 2, 2022
Isaac Bell House and Salon at Rosecliff. Included with regular admission. Self-guided experience.
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David Rogers' Big Bugs at Green Animals Topiary Garden
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About David Rogers
With a devotion to rustic design and all-natural materials, David Rogers began constructing various styles of rustic furnishings and garden structures employing different kinds of trees and techniques. He developed a very ornate bent-sapling construction style named “Victorian Rustic.”
It was in the fall of 1990, while staying on a cousin’s farm in Vermont’s Green Mountains, that he encountered a maple sapling bent over from previous winter’s ice storm. “There was something about the curvature and posture of this particularly ravaged tree – a backbone to a large beast, perhaps – that suggested a new life for the tree,” he recalled.
Using dried branches and different varieties of tree saplings, a “dinosaur” sculpture emerged in 12 inspired days. This first large piece combined all of his earlier work and life experience, and forever changed his ideas of what he could build using materials found in nature. In 1991, he developed those ideas and early designs that would become David Rogers’ Big Bugs.
He built 10 sculptures and had his first show at the Dallas Arboretum in the summer of 1994. He has now exhibited in 40 states since that first show, and there are currently 40 sculptures in the collection. Nine of them were displayed at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, R.I., from June 18-October 3, 2021.
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September 10, 2020 - December, 2020
Alice Vanderbilt, Matriarch • Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Suffragist • Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess • Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Artist
In a year celebrating women, Becoming Vanderbilt shines a bright light on four of our own. From Alice Vanderbilt’s philanthropy and her daughter Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s work as patron, artist and museum founder, to Alva Vanderbilt Belmont’s tireless efforts on behalf of women’s suffrage and her daughter Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan’s benevolence, we honor the legacy of these extraordinary women. The opening of this exhibition was significantly delayed by the pandemic. Learn more about Becoming Vanderbilt.
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
December 8, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Organized by The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York City, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is
an exhibition comprised of five windows, nineteen lamps, and more than
100 pieces of opalescent flat glass and glass “jewels” that illustrate
the rich expanse of color and light available to the artists at the
Tiffany Studios. The objects on display are some of the most iconic and
celebrated of Tiffany’s works. Read more about Tiffany Glass
John James Audubon: Obsession Untamed
March 30-November 3, 2019
John James Audubon: Obsession Untamed colorfully explores the
naturalist’s relentless pursuit of the birds of America and his singular
determination in seeing his beautiful artworks published. Read more about John James Audubon
Nicolas Party at Marble House
Nicolas Party at Marble House was a site-specific installation by renowned artist, Nicolas Party. On the front lawn and throughout the interiors spaces, Party unites the past with the present through a selection of new works, each of which was created in reaction to his own interaction with Marble House. Read more about Nicolas Party
Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport
March 24, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport celebrates the ideas embodied by the artists, poets and thinkers popular during the Aesthetic Movement (1870-1890), an important era of artistic experimentation here and abroad. The exhibition will feature a selection of furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, silver, paintings and costume illuminating the tenets of this “art for art’s sake” movement personified by its most influential impresario Oscar Wilde. Read more about Bohemian Beauty
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons
June 26 - October 14, 2018
Elizabeth Colomba: Four Seasons consists of four large framed portraits which are displayed in the second floor sitting room of The Elms, in which the seasons are depicted as an allegory of womanhood. The figures are nearly life-sized so that the viewer is confronted with the power and beauty of each woman. Read more about Elizabeth Colomba
Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation
May 27, 2017 - February 25, 2018
The Pierre Cardin exhibition celebrates the talent and vision of one of the world's most recognized and successful fashion designers. Featuring 42 original designs from his private archives, the exhibition represents M. Cardin's prolific career from the 1950s through 2016.
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Fashion & Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson
January 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Fashion and Satire: The Drawings of Orson Byron Lowell and Charles Dana Gibson pairs a collection of satirical illustrations with Gilded Age fashion pieces and accessories. Focusing on the life of “high society” in New York City, the illustrations invite the viewer to understand fashion as a vehicle for representing and interpreting societal ideals in the Gilded Age.
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