Date - June 25, 2016
10:00 am until 11:45 am
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT, 06052
Please join me for a visit to the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut for Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dalí.
This will be a self-guided visit, or members can join the public tour at 11:00am.
Please note that Saturday admission from 10 a.m. to noon is free due to support from the American Savings Foundation.
CYCLE OF LIFE IN PRINT: SALVADOR DALÍ
March 24 -June 26, 2016
Stitzer Family Gallery
From the website: nbmaa.org
The New Britain Museum of American art is thrilled to present works by one of the most celebrated artists of all time: Salvador DalÍ. From the collection of Frederick C. Ulbrich Jr., this exhibition of prints will highlight his printmaking practices and the themes that persisted throughout his career.
Ulbrich was Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc. He was particularly passionate about collecting works by Dalí, especially his prints. He acquired his first Dalí lithograph in 1969, and continued collecting fastidiously until 2014.
The works from Ulbrich’s collection presented in this exhibition were created in the last three decades of the artist’s life, yet through their imagery they present the viewer with the cycle of Dalí’s life in print.
These print series illustrate Dalí’s debt to history, inventive nature, and introspective reflection. The artist’s life and career are illustrated through the individual prints and series, which include Memories of Surrealism (1971), Alice in Wonderland (1975), Hommage to Leonardo da Vinci (1975), and more.
Admission Cost: Saturday admission from 10 a.m. to noon is free due to support from the American Savings Foundation.
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ABOUT THE NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
The New Britain Museum of American Art’s founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. That year, a $20,000 gift of gold bonds to the museum’s former parent, the New Britain Institute, from industrialist John Butler Talcott, created funds to purchase ”modern oil paintings.” Subsequent purchases, with advice from New York museums and galleries, further defined ”modern” to mean American works of art, now numbering more than 10,236. With particular strengths in colonial portraiture, the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, and the Ash Can School, not to mention the important mural series The Arts of Life in America by Thomas Hart Benton, the museum relies heavily on its permanent collection for exhibitions and programming, yet also displays a significant number of borrowed shows and work by emerging artists. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make the New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public.
New Britain Museum of Art, 56 Lexington St, New Britain, CT