Upcoming Exhibitions

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Winter/Spring 2020

January 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020

Gifted:  Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956


January 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020
The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to host this traveling exhibition of early twentieth century American Art, entitled Gifted: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919 – 1956. Approximately 70 oil paintings will nearly fill the entire Museum.
The exhibition contains works by key early twentieth century California artists in figurative, landscape, and genre traditions. The collection contains works by Maynard Dixon, Elmer Bischoff, Edgar Payne, Agnes Pelton, Marion Wachtel, among many others.
The 70 works of art were selected, purchased, and donated to Gardena High School in Gardena by its student body between 1919 and 1956. The Students’ choices show a high level of sophistication due to the level of discourse and collaboration encouraged at the school and in the City. The story of how arts engagement can promote civic participation to strengthen the community is woven throughout the history of the collection.

When Gardena High School moved to a new campus in 1956, the collecting program ended. It has been locked away until this traveling exhibition was organized in recent years.

Curator, Susan M. Anderson, Former Chief Curator, Laguna Art Museum

Sponsored by The Daniel R. Martin Family Foundation and John and Pam Lamborn, JP Lamborn Company, Fresno
Image: Maynard Dixon, Men of the Red Earth, 1931-32, Oil on canvas,
Courtesy Gardena HS Student Body Class of Summer 1944

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend: Contemporary Studio Glass


January 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020

Contemporary Studio Glass artist, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, has a solo exhibition in the Moradian Gallery that will also include a selection of art glass by her contemporaries that are in her personal art glass collection.

Stinsmuehlen-Amend lives and works in Ojai, California. While Director of the Ojai Valley Museum, I included her in two contemporary, art glass group exhibitions over my five years there as Museum Director. She was also exhibited at the Fresno Art Museum in a group show in 1998 entitled The Molten Form: California Glass Today. This is her first solo exhibition at the Fresno Art Museum.

This one-person show will include two and three-dimensional works produced by the artist from 2000 through 2020.  Her manipulation of glass as medium is unique, strong, content-savvy, and beautiful. The additional glass artists from her personal collection will include vessels by Paul Marioni, Dale Chihuly, and William Morris, among others.

Exhibition Curator: Michele Ellis Pracy, FAM Executive Director & Chief Curator

Image: Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Common Vessels, Toilette, 2006, Offhand sculpted solid glass and painted pick-ups, Collection of the artist

From the Permanent Collection...
Impressions of Bohemia: Etchings by Jack Coughlin

January 25, 2020 to June 28, 2020

Summer/Fall 2020

July 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021

Nathan Oliveira:  Rare Works from the Private Collections of His Children


July 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021

Exhibition Curator: Michele Ellis Pracy, FAM Executive Director & Chief Curator

Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist for 2020: Kim Abeles

July 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021

Winter/Spring 2021
February 6 to June 27, 2021

Maurice Sendak: Fifty Years, Fifty Works, Fifty Reasons


February 6 to June 27, 2021

The exhibition is a retrospective of original works by Maurice Sendak, including sketches, illustrations, and works on paper. It showcases highlights from his career and the diverse art forms for which he was renowned, from children's literature to Broadway, opera, animated films, and young adult textbooks. It includes interactive elements especially appealing to children. 

Special thanks to the lender of the exhibition and to AFANYC for their support.

Exhibition at the Fresno Art Museum made possible by the generous support of the Bonner Family Foundation.

Image from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
© Maurice Sendak: All Rights Reserved.

Art Dyson: Architecture (working title)

February 6 to June 27, 2021

Summer/Fall 2021

Council of 100 Distinguished Woman Artist for 2021: TBA

Winter/Spring 2022
February 4 to June 26, 2022

Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) was one of the central figures of the Pop Art movement and one of the most recognizable artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Warhol acquired fame through his work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, filmmaking, and publishing, but printmaking was always a central part of his art and his way of viewing the world. Through prints, Warhol explored the aesthetics and mechanics of mass-produced images and popular culture.

This exhibition includes portfolios and individual prints by Warhol, starting with iconic works from the mid-1960's to the series of monoprints Vesuvius, created in 1985. These prints demonstrate many aspects of Warhol’s art, including his brilliance as a colorist, which can be seen in the early Flowers and Sunset series. In later series, Warhol experimented with the silkscreen printing process to create complex surface layers. Warhol was a master at identifying the defining cultural images of his time. 


This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities program. 

Ansel Adams: 120 Years





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