Current Exhibitions

november, 2018

tue13dec(dec 13)12:00 ammon31(dec 31)11:59 pmRivertown, USA12:00 am - 11:59 pm (31)

Time

13 (Tuesday) 12:00 am - 31 (Monday) 11:59 pm

Event Details

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The shops of Rivertown, USA provide a glimpse of life in Evansville and the Midwest in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The progression of structures reflect the general growth of many communities. A log cabin represents the type of living quarters constructed by early settlers, while a kitchen and parlor depict a home in a more established community. Other shops illustrate the types of services that were established by entrepreneurs, artisans and professionals to serve a growing population.

For more information about Rivertown, USA or to schedule a tour, please contact the Museum at (812) 426-2406.

sun09sep(sep 9)11:00 amsun30dec(dec 30)5:00 pmCondensation Creations by Wyatt Daglá Severs(september 9) 11:00 am - (december 30) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

September 9 (Sunday) 11:00 am - December 30 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Featured in the John Streetman Alcove from September 9 – December 30 is the furniture and sculpture of Wyatt Daglá Severs. A native of rural southern Illinois, where he played in the woods and creek beds as a child and learned to appreciate nature, Severs is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at Murray State University, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee; and Appalachian Center for Crafts, Tennessee.

Severs has taught woodworking at Arrowmont, Penland and the Appalachian Center for Crafts as well as in the Murray, Kentucky Art Guild’s Very Special Arts Side-by-Side program. He is a member of the Furniture Society, the American Association of Woodturners and was the sole recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council Emerging Artist Award in 2016. He maintains a studio in Murray, Kentucky, where he also teaches.

Severs states, “Woodworking is a collaboration between the tree, modern materials and myself. It is very much about the process, the small steps coming together to create an object. I strive to accentuate the uniqueness of the wood with composition and pattern while pursuing excellence and endurance through precise and lasting craftsmanship.”

sun30sep(sep 30)11:00 amsun25nov(nov 25)5:00 pmFeaturedElevating Color: Connecting the Dots(september 30) 11:00 am - (november 25) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

September 30 (Sunday) 11:00 am - November 25 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Steven Manolis(b. 1948) paints in watercolor and acrylic, concentrating on abstract expressionism with an emphasis on color and the creation of pleasing visual dimensions. “I love beauty, I love form, I love symmetry,” he writes. “Seeing color and form and proportion is really my entire life. I paint with color and I try to do it in a pleasing, beautiful way. The subject matter of color and beauty … is the way I see the world.”

Manolis has been a private art student of the renowned painter Wolf Kahn for nearly twenty years. He maintains a studio and gallery in Miami, Florida. Highly involved in the field of visual arts, Manolis was past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Academy of Design as well as a Trustee of the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, which conducts the nation’s largest Artist Residency Program.

A major solo exhibition of the acrylic and watercolor paintings of J. Steven Manolis will be presented in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery and Eykamp Pavilion September 30 – November 25, 2018. The exhibition is made possible through the generous gift of John D. and Stephanie Engelbrecht.

sun14oct(oct 14)11:00 amwed02jan(jan 2)5:00 pmRituals, Rites and Celebrations(october 14) 11:00 am - (january 2) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

October 14 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 2 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Ritual, rite, ceremony, celebration, tradition, custom, observance – – these words describe something sacred handed down from generation to generation. They relate to various themes throughout history and address class, occupation, belief, relationship, family, identity, gender – – in short, all the elements that occupy the lives of human beings and help to explain who we were, and are, and who our children will become.

Between 1973 and 2005, Evansville photographer Al Harding and his wife Roberta visited over 100 countries. The rituals they observed during these travels were as varied as the places visited. Each was captured by Al Harding’s camera lens and described in notes by Roberta.

In 2007, the couple generously donated a collection of more than 80 photographs to the Evansville Museum following a major exhibition of the work in our Main Gallery.

In this season of many rituals, rites and celebrations, we remember this remarkable couple and celebrate their important legacy gift with a October 14, 2018 – January 2, 2019 Main Gallery exhibition.