Today we're featuring Two Men (Study for The Funding Bill), a preliminary study for a much larger painting entitled The Funding Bill—Portrait of Two Men that artist Eastman Johnson completed in 1881.
September 9, 2020
September 1, 2020
Dogo the Kidnapper is an early work by Twins Seven-Seven, the father of Yorùbá modernism.
August 28, 2020
Ceramic artist Mara Superior’s porcelain sculpture reflects the artist’s engagement with the history of Western art. This piece is inspired by the Venus of Urbino, an iconic work by the Italian Renaissance painter Titian.
August 27, 2020
Artist Dean Byington creates intricate landscapes based on the graphic language of nineteenth-century illustrated books.
August 20, 2020
This work was fired in an anagama kiln—an ancient type of kiln that originated in China. The anagama kiln uses wood as a heat source, rather than the typical electric or gas kilns that contemporary ceramicists often use.
August 13, 2020
Today we’re taking a peek at three pieces by Japanese Conceptual artist Kenji Nakahashi. In both Difference in Time and Time (B), the artist arranged and photographed clocks to make a statement on the subjective experience of time.
August 5, 2020
Rudy Autio is considered a pillar of contemporary ceramics. The way that he constructs and shapes his vessels is distinctive and a hallmark of his production. After building up a hollow ceramic cylinder, he adds rounded projections that extend the vessel’s curvilinear surface.
July 31, 2020
These paintings show three different styles of depicting landscape during a period of great artistic transition from realism to abstraction in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. The earliest is a composition by Scottish painter John Williamson, who immigrated to the United States as a child.
July 6, 2020
The Chazen Museum of Art is now open. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 12-5 p.m., The first, second and parts of the third floor of the Chazen building are open, with a limit of 25 visitors at a time.
June 23, 2020
We want to explore the collection with you online. On Family Friday, be an art explorer and download a project to do at home. Show us your artwork by posting it on Facebook or Instagram and tagging us @ChazenArtUW.