Part of the exhibit “Celebraiting 15 Years of Collecting”
A.E. Gallatin. Composition 1938 – January 1940, January 1940. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.093. Museum purchase. © A.E. Gallatin
The cultural powerhouse of Artis—Naples and The Baker Museum is set to take summer hibernation from July 27 through September 5, giving Neapolitans one last week to soak up all the artsy offerings. On July 22, The Baker Museum will host its last Art After Hours before its six-week hiatus, giving museumgoers one last chance to see some of the exhibitions and installations before they come down.
On July 22, The Baker Museum will stay open late, letting guests explore the museum at their own pace, while a local band will give the evening a musical flourish, and the museum’s docents will be on hand to offer insight into the art on display. Four exhibitions and one installation are currently on display, with “Weegee by Weegee,” Jan Yoors: a Retrospective,” and “Celebraiting 15 Years of Collecting” all returning after the summer break on September 5. This week marks the last chance for guests to take in the “Seventh Annual Student Exhibition” and “Divers: The Sculpture of Rainer Lagemann.”
- Admission to Art After Hours is free. The Baker Museum will stay open late, 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit artisnaples.org.
Read on for more about “Divers” and the “Seventh Annual Student Exhibition.”
“Divers: The Sculpture of Rainer Lagemann”
Rainer Lagemann. Divers. An installation at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.
Photo by Sergio Cervantes, www.photocity.us.
If you have made it to The Baker Museum at any point this past year, you may have noticed something rather fantastic overhead. Suspended within the glass dome of the Figg Conservatory, a series of six metal sculptures collectively known as the Divers soar, captured in a moment of total freedom. Created by welding hollow metal squares to one another, the installation was created by interior architect-turned sculptor Rainer Lagemann exclusively for The Baker Museum, and has been on display since September 6, 2014, and will come down July 26, 2015. Catch this mesmerizing and enthralling piece of work before the divers take the final plunge.
“Seventh Annual Student Exhibition”
Nathan McDaniel, Grade 3. Study of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Poppy. Pastel with watercolor. Naples Christian Academy.
On display in The Baker Museum, the “Seventh Annual Student Exhibition” showcases the work of nearly 500 Collier County students, in both public and private schools, in grade pre-K through 12. The exhibition features a diverse collection of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, animation, and photography. On display from May 9 through July 26.