Selby Gallery I: Objects to Be Contemplated

Selby Gallery II: Gabriele Münter Paintings

Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 4, 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday 10–4, Tuesday 10-7

ABOVE: Phyllis Bramson, The secret life of people who care, 2010

Selby Gallery I: Objects to Be Contemplated. The average length of an art viewer’s gaze is 27 seconds. Before the untimely passing of long-time Selby Gallery Director, Kevin Dean, he conceived an exhibition of uniquely personal choices that would require considerably longer contemplation. Paintings, prints, photographs, video animation, sculpture and mixed media work by by Jia Aili, Arakawa, Phyllis Bramson, Jim Campbell, Larry Clark, Jim Dine, Philippe Halsman, Amer Kobaslija, Kako Ueda, Lorna Simpson, Michael Singer, Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault, Pepón Osorio, Ciro Quintana, Leandro Soto Ortiz and Angel Vapor are included in the exhibition.

Curator of Galleries and Exhibitions for Ringling College of Art and Design, Mark Ormond, has brought the exhibition together to celebrate Dean’s curatorial expertise. According to Ormond, "This exhibition will be a tribute to Kevin Dean's "eye" as a discriminating curator.  It will also help the visitor understand the process of organizing exhibitions.  The range of media displayed should provide the viewer with a visual panoply that will transport them to places both familiar and new."

Works are on loan courtesy of the artists and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; George Adams Gallery, NY; Collector Jorge Reynardus, and Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY.

ABOVE: Gabriele Münter, Kind mitt Puppe, (Child with Doll), 1912

Selby Gallery II: Gabriele Münter Paintings. Selby Gallery is pleased to present five paintings by German artist Gabriele Münter (1877-1962), from the collection of Ronald and Harold Kendall. Best known as one of the founders of Der Blaue Reiter group, Münter overcame early prejudice towards women art students to establish her career alongside other major artists of her time—Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and Paul Klee. She ceased to paint for a while in the 1920’s, but resumed in secret in the 30s as the Nazis considered work by members of the Blue Rider group to be “degenerate.” Miraculously, her paintings and works by fellow artists that she had hidden survived. Münter's work is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Lenbach House, Munich, Germany; The Jewish Museum, New York; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain; and Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey—to name a few.


FREE PUBLIC ARTWALK: Friday, March 27, 4:30-7:00 PM


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April 10–22, 2015. All Campus Galleries: 2015 Best of Ringling Student Exhibitions. Awards Ceremony Friday, April 10 in Roskamp Exhibition Hall. Opening Reception to follow Awards Ceremony thru 8:00 pm at all galleries. 

[RINGLING COLLEGE GALLERIES] All gallery exhibitions and presentations (and most of our special events) are free and open to the public.