Explore the connectivity between art, history, and the American experience during this special evening with acclaimed artist Mort Künstler. $10; free for Museum members. RSVP by contacting the Museum by email or call 413.931.2221
On view November 8, 2014 through March 8, 2015
Known today for his meticulously researched historical paintings, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator who has worked on a broad spectrum of assignments for more than fifty years―from paperback book jackets and men’s adventure magazine illustrations to movie posters, model kit boxes, and advertisements for prominent corporations. His dramatic, beautifully-crafted images, conceived in every possible genre throughout his outstanding career, will be the focus of this exhibition, which draws from the artist’s vast and highly-regarded body of work. His romance, war, and sporting illustrations for True, Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, Men’s Story among others, and his contemporary historical paintings that capture the heroes and battles of the American Civil War, will be on view.
MORT KÜNSTLER: THE ART OF ADVENTURE
Saturday, November 15, 2014
6 to 8:30.p.m.
Comments at 6:30 p.m. by Mort Künstler
Known for his meticulously researched historical paintings of the American Civil War and other subjects, Mort Künstler is also a prolific illustrator whose romance, adventure, and sporting illustrations have engaged and entertained readers for five decades. Original artworks created for such popular twentieth century publications as True, Argosy, Men’s Story, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Weekly, and The Saturday Evening Post, as well as movie posters, book jackets, advertisements, and history paintings reflect diverse artistic genres and the evolution of a distinguished sixty year career. $20, members free. RSVP ~ email@example.com or call 413.931.2264
Books and prints signed by Mr. Künstler will be available in the Museum store. At the request of the artist and his family, Mr. Künstler will not be signing books or prints at the opening. He will be signing prints and books on November 29th and March 7th at the Museum.
FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM
The Cultural Legacy of War
Thursday, January 17
Why has war been an accepted response to conflict, and what cultural circumstances have established a climate for armed engagement? Join historian William H. Cohn, Ph.D. and other commentators in discussion about one of the most significant issues of our day. Four Freedoms Forums, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, inspire community discourse and explore aspects of our democracy in a rapidly changing world. A reception will follow. Free.