Nearly 60 years ago, the Naples Art Association opened its first exhibition, “Art in the Park,” and has been conducting it ever since. While the years have flew by and the city has grown, sometimes it’s hard to remember Naples’ roots and connect with nature. Rejoice, as the NAA showcases two new exhibitions at The von Liebig Art Center doing just that: “Olde Naples: Works from NAA’s Legacy Collection” and “Gareth Rockliffe: The Great American Coastline.”
Olde Naples: Works from NAA’s Legacy Collection
Bathers, Bob Kane
Delve back in time to a much simpler era of Naples with the Naples Art Association’s “Olde Naples: Works from NAA’s Legacy Collection.” Featuring artwork collected since the association’s inception in 1954, the exhibition illustrates the development of culture and growth of the city throughout the 20th century, including much of Naples’ maritime lifestyle. History buffs can view the exhibition from July 27 to September 4 at The von Liebig Art Center.
Gareth Rockliffe: The Great American Coastline
Inverness in Point Reyes National Park, California
Travel thousands of miles of America’s wondrous coastline without leaving Naples during the NAA’s exhibition “Gareth Rockliffe: The Great American Coastline.” The collection of images, available for view from July 27 to September 4 in The von Liebig Art Center’s galleries, captures Mother Nature’s beauty along the majestic and diverse shorelines of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts. Rockliffe’s pieces become much more than photographs in the exhibition, as he brings together awe-inspiring images with audio and video to give viewers an enriching experience and connection with nature.