Large, colorful woodblock prints by visiting artist Karen Kunc are now on display at the NEH Museum of Art at Utah State University. She is an associate professor of art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she also serves as gallery director.
Kunc's woodcut prints are found in many permanent collections across the country, including the Achenback Foundation for Graphics in San Francisco, the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.The printmaker was at USU last week presenting a workshop, a gallery talk and a slide lecture. Her exhibit will remain on display in the museum's upper gallery through Dec. 21.
Steven Rosen, museum director, said, "We feel that it is an important part of the museum's ongoing educational program to link with other programs and areas on campus. It is also important that students have experience with actual art objects, rather than just viewing slides or photographs. Displaying art by visiting artists allows this to happen."
- Taking a trip to the East or West Coast in the near future? Don't forget that there are a number of top-notch exhibits you won't want to miss. Here are some of them:
- THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (New York City) - Five Years of Nineteenth-Century Acquisitions: European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, through Jan. 27, '91. Glories of the Past: Ancient Art from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Collection, through Jan. 27, '91. Drawings by John Singleton Copley, through Jan. 13, '91. Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries, through Jan. 13, '91. Gericault's Heroic Landscapes: The Times of Day, through Jan. 18, '91.
- THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (New York City) - High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, through Jan. 15, '91. New Photography 6, through Jan. 8, '91. Projects: Kiki Smith, through Jan. 2, '91.
- SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (New York City) - The Thannhauser Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art from Van Gogh to Picasso and Kandinsky to Pollock, through Dec. 9.
- NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (Washington, D.C.) - Titian, Prince of Painters, through Jan. 27, '91. Anthony Van Dyck, through Feb. 24, '91. Opening Nov. 25 - Eva/Ave: Woman in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, through April 28, '91.
- LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - A Singular Beauty: Ceremonial Textiles from the Islands of Indonesia, through Jan. 27, '91. American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design, through Jan. 6, '91. The Fauve Landscape: Matisse, Derain, Braque, and Their Circle, 1904-1908, through Dec. 30. Wrapped in Glory: Figurative Quilts and Bedcovers 1700-1900, through Jan. 13, '91. Opening Nov. 23 - Master Prints by Edvard Munch, through Jan. 6, '91.
- SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - 1990 SECA Art Award, through Nov. 25. An Uncertain Grace: The photographs of Sebastiao Salgado, through Dec. 2; The work of German artist Sigmar Polke, through Jan. 13, '91.
- Lectures, workshops, classes:
Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah. Free lecture on "Inventing the West: The West of the Artists and the West of Actuality," by Floyd O'Neill, director of the American West Center at the U. of U.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Tour of "Nutcrackers" exhibit conducted by David Pursley.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Tour of "New Portraits" exhibit conducted by Cheri Piefke.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Salt Lake Art Center (328-4201) - Workshop for children and young adults to create their own nutcracker. A fee of $35 includes materials.