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Past Exhibitions : 2001

The Theatrical Baroque

January 9 – April 22, 2001

The Theatrical Baroque investigated the incorporation of theatrical devices into visual representation, the role of the baroque audience, and the dynamics of social performance as presented in imagery. Like Pious Journeys: Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance, this exhibition was one of a series of special projects developed in collaboration among University faculty, students, and the Museum.

Landscapes of Retrospection: The Magoon Collection of British Drawings and Prints, 1739-1854

January 25 – March 25, 2001

Landscapes of Retrospection invited us to reflect on the role of landscape representation, antiquarianism, and topographical description as Britain envisioned itself simultaneously as a country with a rich history and as a modern, imperial nation-state.

Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times

April 10 – June 10, 2001

This exhibition, organized by the Harvard University Art Museums, presented the photographic work of the celebrated American social realist artist Ben Shahn (1898–1969). 

Anselm Kiefer: Painting, Woodcuts, Sculpture, Books

April 10 – July 8, 2001

Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) is perhaps best known for majestic paintings from the 1980s and early 1990s that evoked Germany's contested history through charred landscapes and mythic symbolism.This exhibition, drawn from the Manilow collection, used a few choice works to call attention to other aspects of Kiefer's practice.

Borders and Crossroads: The Buddhist Art of Ancient Gandhara

May 8 – October 7, 2001

This exhibition highlighted recent gifts of Gandharan sculpture from the Manilow collection and included a selection of sculpture from the Smart Museum's collection of classical Greek and Roman antiquities and later East Asian Buddhist paintings and sculpture.

“See America First”: Prints by H. C. Westermann

June 28 – September 9, 2001

"See America First" is the first retrospective exhibition of the prints of the American sculptor, painter, draftsman, and printmaker H. C. Westermann (1922–1981), a central figure in American art of the post-war period.

Recollections and Observations: The Prints of Roger Brown

July 14 – September 2, 2001

Roger Brown (1941–1997) was one of the foremost Chicago Imagist artists. Best known for his paintings, he was also a prolific printmaker, who worked in a range of graphic media—lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, and commercial printing processes for which he made original drawings. 

Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde

October 4 – December 30, 2001

This exhibition covered the entire range of Karel Teige's varied and influential career, from 1920 until his untimely death in 1951, and included items never before displayed outside Europe.

A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costumes in European Art, 1500-1850

October 23, 2001 – April 28, 2002

A Well-Fashioned Image drew on the Smart Museum's collection and a number of loaned works to investigate the symbolic role played by dress in European art from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century.

Crossing Borders: Modern Photographs from Central Europe

September 8 – December 16, 2001

This exhibition explored the internationalism of this work, expressed in part though the stylistic synthesis of pictorial and modernist styles, and included works by Frantesek Drtikol, Jaromír Funke, Imre Kinski, Jaroslav Rösler, and Joseph Sudek, among others.