Wednesday, October 1 to Sunday, November 30, 2003
Sculptures by Susan Read Cronin
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The exhibition has been generously supported by the Murken Insurance Company.
Katharine T. Carter and Associates organized the exhibition.
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - Sunday, February 1, 2004
Journey of the Imagination
Illustrations by James Christensen
Illustrator James Christensen, inspired by fairy
tales and myths, creates unusual characters in curious worlds
that capture the viewer's attention and spark the imagination.
Saturday June 26 - Sunday October 2, 2004
Saturday March 6 - Sunday May 30, 2004
Out of the Ordinary
Presenting exceptional art and objects from private collections in the Fox Valley, the exhibition reveals personal styles, interests and fascinations. The exhibition begins in the Paines Main Gallery and continues throughout the mansion, contrasting the choices of contemporary collectors with those of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine.
Warhol and Lichtenstein
From soup cans to superheroes, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein blurred the distinction between high art and popular culture by using advertising and comic book images in their artwork. They are the two most influential figures of the Pop art movement of the 1960s, and the Paines exhibition is the first major presentation of their work in the Fox Valley.
Sunday July 18 - Sunday October 17, 2004
Artists and horticulturalists collaborate to create exotic sculptures merging vessels and flora. By inventively designing containers and selecting living plants, the co-creators generate unusual hybrids that are each a unified artwork. The fantastical works of art are exhibited outdoors amidst the Paines extraordinary gardens.
Saturday November 13, 2004 - Sunday January 23, 2005
Merging the interior and exterior dimensions of the Paine, the exhibition presents artworks in the Main Gallery that are made from natural materials such as grass, bark, soil and plants. Natural Habitat juxtaposes domestic and organic environments while emphasizing the constantly changing aspects of nature and human life.
Coming in fall 2003
The new 1,200 sq. ft. gallery in the Paine house will offer
interactive exhibits in the style of a children's museum. The
gallery will have three sections, each with interpretive and
interactive components. Discover the House! Orientation and
Welcome tells the enchanting history and mystery of the Paine
mansion. Models and family games will entice the curious. Discover
Art! Looking and Creating focuses on different ways to look
at art and experiments to make art. Community art displays will
also be spotlighted. Discover Nature! Planting Seeds and Ideas
offers explanations about the Paine gardens. Find take-home
ideas for young green thumbs to try in their own backyards.
The Family Discovery Gallery will be a fantastic place for kids
and their families to try new things, engage the imagination
and spend quality time together.