"Audubon: Nature & Nation", February 14, 2020 – May 31, 2020, President James K Polk Home & Museum, Columbia, TN
From February 14 through May 31, 2020, the original exhibition at Polk Presidential Hall is "Audubon: Nature & Nation" featuring the works of the renowned artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The exhibition features twelve original Audubon prints from BIRDS OF AMERICA on loan from the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as related artifacts from the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, and private collectors. The exhibition explores Audubon's artistic works as well as their context on the early 19th century frontier, one which Audubon and James K. Polk shared. Put in conversation with objects of everyday life in the West, the prints tell the fascinating story of Americans' quest to understand the natural world and their growing nation.
Location: Polk Presidential Hall
President James K Polk Home & Museum
301 W 7th Street, Columbia, TN
EXHIBITION (2/27 - 5/3, 2020)
Woodcuts: Groove and Grain
Explore a selection of woodcuts—from the 1500s to the present—that illustrates the many ways that artists have pushed the boundaries of the medium. Focusing on line, color, and the block of wood itself, this exhibition encourages us to look at how a print was made as well as what’s depicted. The variety of works—by artists like Albrecht Dürer, Kerry James Marshall, Helen Frankenthaler, and more—reveals a multitude of possibilities for negotiating the relationship between material and process.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130