Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, NY), 1963 © Gordon Parks Foundation In This Time is a juried exhibition for the Carnegie’s Lobby Galleries that seeks to explore creative responses to the current state of our communities, our nation and our world. Throughout history, artists have confronted, examined and responded to the issues of their moment. Today,Continue reading “CALL FOR ENTRIES: “In This Time””

Memories from a student turned teacher…

I too really enjoyed the Alphonse Mucha exhibition in 2015. I had come to study this artist with my High School Art students, and we all really admired his art and were inspired in our own art.  Since then I have had the chance to bring my Middle School art students on field trips toContinue reading “Memories from a student turned teacher…”

Art Nouveau Inspiration

Although I did not participate in organizing this exhibit, Alphonse Mucha: The Golden Age of Art Nouveau was one of my favorite exhibitions at the Carnegie Arts Center. I have always enjoyed the Art Nouveau style. I think that the detail, liveliness and whimsical nature of the works are what draw me to enjoy it so much.  After seeing thisContinue reading “Art Nouveau Inspiration”

When the Carnegie Rocked…

Oh, the memories! Walking down memory lane and thinking about all of the shows (yes, Lisa, I mean “exhibitions”) that I have had the pleasure of installing at the Carnegie over the past 8 years, many stand out. From Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist to My Hero!, none stick with me more than The CarnegieContinue reading “When the Carnegie Rocked…”

It all started when…

The Ansel Adams: CALIFORNIA exhibit, our grand opening show, wouldn’t have been possible without the unbelievable generosity of the Adams family. Major museums around the world hope for an Ansel Adams exhibit, and here we were, working with Jeanne Adams on an exhibit that had never been seen before! How did this happen? It wasContinue reading “It all started when…”

Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski

The Carnegie Arts Center announces an exciting exhibition of paintings by Jamey Brzezinski on view now through March 22, 2020. Once each year the Carnegie presents an exhibition with a Central Valley focus, celebrating artists who have had a significant impact on the regional art scene. This year the Carnegie is pleased to highlight theContinue reading “Retrospection: Paintings by Jamey Brzezinski”

New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes

Two new exhibitions open in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries We are excited to present two new exhibitions opening in the Lobby Galleries this month that amplify and explore the idea of heroism. The exhibitions will be on view from October 16, 2019 through January 26, 2020. In the Lower Lobby is Heroes RealContinue reading “New Lobby Exhibitions Feature Heroes”