Carnaval, Alps of California by William Keith, Paintings Along the Nile, by Lockwood de Forest, Landscapes Unbound by Ryan Reynolds

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Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

February 2 – April 14, 2013

Join us to preview four new exhibitions on opening day, Saturday, February 2, 11 am – 4:30 pm.

Hearst Gallery (through April 14) -- Carnaval!

Be prepared to dance your way through the displays of costumes, headdresses, masks, musical instruments (some you can even play!), and videos.  Join the expedition from the Old World to the New: Italy, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, and, of course, New Orleans! 

Studio Gallery (through April 7) -- Ryan Reynolds: Landscape Assembled 

One of the Bay Area's most interesting young artists, Reynolds (b. 1974), a professor of art at Santa Clara University, holds a BFA from UC Santa Cruz and an MFA from UC Berkeley, where he was awarded the Eisner Award for the highest achievement in the Creative Arts. A participant in this year’s Art Basel and Art Miami, his paintings are also in numerous private and public collections.

Armistead Gallery (through April 7) -- In Search of the Source: Paintings of the Nile and Beyond by Lockwood de Forest

Atmospheric painter Lockwood de Forest (b. New York 1850 – d. Santa Barbara 1932) painted with the many of the Hudson River school artists early in his career. A member of the American Aesthetic movement, de Forest was also an accomplished designer who worked with Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Keith Gallery (through April 14) -- Keith and the California Alps: Paintings from the 1870s, 80s, and 90s. 

Keith (b. Scotland 1838 – d. Berkeley 1911) wanted to suggest a grandeur in the Western landscape that rivaled Europe’s mountain peaks.  John Muir often used the California Alps moniker when writing about the High Sierra.


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