Art is a Window
Western Art Over Seven Centuries
October 1 – January 30
Second Floor Gallery | 600 E. Washington Street
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday | 10-4 + 2nd Saturdays
Featured Image: print of Michelangelo’s David, sourced from vintage 1950’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Miniatures book set
Art is a window into a specific place and time. Do you every wonder why contemporary art sometimes looks simplistic? Or why paintings from the Renaissance portray religious figures? In order to understand where art is now, we need to look to the past. Visual art has shifted over time, taking different forms in response to changes in history.
Look through the window of the shadowboxes in this exhibit to observe the progression of Western art over the span of seven centuries. Each art movement corresponds to major shifts in culture – the shared values that shape people and how they live. If you look closely you can see the values of a place, time, and culture reflected in its art.