Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights
September 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery
Member's Preview, September 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

William de Leftwich Dodge (American, 1867–1935)
The Madonna of the Oleanders, c. 1933
Oil on canvas
El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Leftwich D. Kimbrough

A ubiquitous subject in art, the garden can embody natural and manmade beauty, provide a vehicle for exploring lush color and broad brushwork, suggest poetic atmosphere and mystery, and symbolize concepts ranging from virginal chasteness to sensual abandonment. Taking an expansive view of the garden theme, Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights juxtaposes both historical and contemporary art and is composed entirely of works from the collection of the El Paso Museum of Art. 

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
October 13, 2017 – February 11, 2018 
Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery
Open House, October 12, 2017, 5:30 PM

Thaxter Shaw House, Living Area, Montreal, Canada, 1906
Photographic Reproduction
Courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The
Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New
York) Drawings Copyright © Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ

Explore the work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s interior spaces, furnishings, and household objects through house plans and photographs. House plans in the exhibition reveal the heart of Wright houses as a single, expansive space from which subordinate spaces extend outward in multiple directions, like spokes radiating outward from the hub of a wheel. Photographs of interiors and architectural and furniture design drawings show the ingenious ways Wright maximized the feeling of open space while accommodating the needs for daily living.  Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, this exhibition was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.