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Upcoming Exhibition

Catalina Paintings: Night and Day
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
John and Hasmik Mgrdichian Gallery
February 8, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Night and Day explores visions of Catalina through the eyes and palettes of contemporary plein air painters. The natural island beauty and bustling seaside community of Avalon have long been a draw for artists and painters. This exhibition focuses the virtuosity of those who captured the island during dawn, day, dusk and dark and celebrates their success in bringing the impressionist technique back from the twilight to advance the contemporary plein air movement. 

 
Soot and Water: Gyotaku Records of Catalina
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
Artists' Plaza Gallery
March 28, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Conceived in mid-19th century Japan as a way to record impressive fishing catches, gyotaku prints are sublime tributes to the struggle, and the respect, between man and the denizens of the deep. As one of the last practicing artist of the traditional Japanese methods involving semi and washi (ink and paper), Dwight Hwang's remarkable works reveal a tenderness and reverence for both the fish he is immortalizing and the legacy of the gyotaku craft.

 
Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
John and Hasmik Mgrdichian Gallery
June 20, 2020 - September 27, 2020

This exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her long-time friend and lover, Nickolas Muray. The photographs, dating from 1937 to 1946, explore Muray’s unique perspective; in the 1930s and 1940s he was Frida Kahlo's friend, lover and confidant. Muray's photographs bring to light Kahlo's deep interest in her Mexican heritage, her life and the people significant to her with whom she shared a close friendship.

This traveling exhibition has been organized through the Nickolas Muray Archives and is circulated by GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Titanic: Real Artifacts, Real People, Real Stories
The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
John and Hasmik Mgrdichian Gallery
October 17, 2020 - May 2, 2021

The drama of the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage haunts history with its dualities of ambition and failure, opulence and oppression, tragedy and hope. Through artifacts, images and personal belongings, Titanic shares the stories of the individuals from that fateful crossing and offers viewers an opportunity to touch the lives of those who set sail on the "unsinkable" ship. 

© 2020 by Catalina Island Museum

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Artist Dwight Hwang