Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey
Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens
Exhibition on View through Saturday, September 6
The Museum is excited to present colorful, energetic, and engaging exhibitions this summer. Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey and Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens will be on view through September 6, 2014.
Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey features the beautiful figurative paintings and collages of Royal Nebeker. Nebeker received his MFA from Brigham Young University and continued his art studies in Norway, where he became deeply influenced by the work of Edvard Munch. Nebeker’s painting also reflect his engagement with Abstract Expressionism. He currently resides in Astoria, Oregon, and he has held residencies and has exhibited widely throughout the world. Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey is sponsored by Miller Paint Company.
Nebeker’s exhibition of paintings will be complemented by Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Andy Warhol Silkscreens. Numerous silkscreens were generously donated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. this year. While on display, the silkscreens will be accompanied by informational panels written by SOU students. Andy Warhol, one of the founders of the American Pop Art movement, is best known for his iconic screen prints of commercial objects such as Campbell’s soup cans and Brillo pads, and for his portraits of celebrities like Jackie Kennedy, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. On view at the Schneider Museum of Art will be a collection of screen prints including Sitting Bull and Kimiko, created in the early and mid 1980’s. While Sitting Bull is part of his recurrent theme to reproduce influential cultural icons, who is Kimiko? She was one of his patrons who, along with her husband John Powers, amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of Pop Art in private hands.
The Schneider Museum of Art summer exhibitions will be augmented by docent tours for all ages, hands-on activities, and special events, such as lectures, concerts, and performances. The Museum will hold a weekly docent-led tour for the public on Tuesdays at noon.
Additionally, the Museum will hold a FREE Family Day in which families can tour the exhibition while engaging in a fun, self-directed activity prepared by Museum docents. Children are invited to visit the hands-on activity room and make a project inspired by the artwork they see in the Museum. There will be no entry fee, and all project materials will be provided free of charge. The Family Day will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 26.
Thank you to Miller Paint Company, Crater Lake Cellars, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. for generous support of our summer exhibitions. Summer Hours for the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.