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Upcoming Exhibitions

Visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum often to experience what’s new on view, hands-on programs for all ages, and opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting artists.

Pop Art in America: Selections from the NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

June 21 – August 24, 2014
(dates on view may vary due to gallery enhancements; call the Museum for details)
With its bold colors and consumerism imagery of soup cans and Brillo boxes, Pop Art was dominant in the late 1960s. The focus on popular films, television, and packaging emphasized its fresh, contemporary roots that narrowed the divide between commercial and fine arts. Organized by NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, the exhibition includes works by artists central to the American Pop Art movement: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, and Robert Indiana.

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City-scapes: Silkscreen Prints by Photorealist Artists

June 21 – August 24, 2014
(dates on view may vary due to gallery enhancements; call the Museum for details)
Photorealists use silkscreen to explore the urban landscape, balancing realism with illusion.

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Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints

June 21 – August 17, 2014
(dates on view may vary due to gallery enhancements; call the Museum for details)
American printmaking changed profoundly from urban realists’ black and white lithographs and experimental intaglios of the 1940s and 1950s, to 1960s Pop Art screenprints and 1970s super realism.

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Birds in Art 2014

September 6 – November 16, 2014

Birds inspire awe in endless ways, through their mesmerizing flight, astounding beauty, and delightful eccentricities. They serve as harbingers of seasonal and environmental changes, dazzle with their colors, and soothe with their songs. When talented artists from throughout the world strive to be among those chosen for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition, the resulting depictions are breathtaking. The 39th annual exhibition celebrates avian marvels through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last two years.

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50 Greatest National Geographic Photographs

November 22, 2014 – February 22, 2015

From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, see some of National Geographic magazine’s most compelling photographs from its more-than-120-year history.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Realism in Print

November 22, 2014 – February 22, 2015

A series of 23 prints by revered nineteenth-century American artist James A. McNeill Whistler comprises this exhibition organized by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas. Whistler, best known for the painting Arrangement in Grey and Black (a.k.a. Whistler’s Mother), was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1834.

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Visit Extras

Audio Tours
Enriching audio tours on an iPod touch offer insights into selected changing exhibition artworks.
 
Activity Guides
All ages explore exhibitions via fun, interactive exercises in printed in-gallery activity guides.
 
Videos
In-gallery videos expand on exhibition themes.
 
Catalogues
Available for purchase.
 

Artist Residencies

See video of visiting artists.

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First Thurs of month 9am–7:30pm
Thurs during Birds in Art
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Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays

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