Past Exhibitions
Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and other 17th Century Printmakers

March 1, 2016 - May 29, 2016
This exhibition, organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, explores Rembrandt's influence on the printmakers of his day.

Rembrandt is generally considered one of the most important figures in western art history. This ranking has been remarkably stable in the three hundred years since his death and is due, in part, to his virtuoso style, the wide range of subject matter that he included in his work, and his prolific output. Typically it is his painting that garners the most attention with the public, but his etchings demonstrate the same genius, diversity of subjects, and vitality that he generated with his brush. This exhibition brings together the printed work of Rembrandt and sixteen of his contemporaries. It has been arranged in thematic groups, landscapes, genre, portraits, and religious subjects, so that visitors may discover the similarities and differences as well as the technical achievements of these talented individuals.

This exhibition is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and funds from Montgomery County.

Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
The Pancake Woman, 1635 etching
Picturing Winter

September 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016

This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection, features the work of 19th and early 20th century American painters admired for their winter landscapes. Artists in this exhibition include Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Walter Launt Palmer, Edward W. Redfield, Anna Mary Robertson Moses (Grandma Moses) and other artists famous for their distinctive views of winter.

Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932)
Morning Light, 1926
William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood

September 26, 2015- January 3, 2016
(Exhibition developed by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas)

The exhibition includes pencil sketches, crayon drawings, lithographs, and paintings in oil and acrylic created by William Joyce for his books, television shows and films.

William Joyce has world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator filmmaker and pioneer in the animation industry. Books published by Simon & Schuster include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Guardians of Childhood book series: The Man in the Moon, The Sandman: Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! and Toothania: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies. His latest books are Billy's Booger,The Mischievians and Sandman and the War of Dreams.

Joyce co-founded Moonbot Studios a transmedia storytelling company specializing in books, apps, film and video games. Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, William has been involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films include Epic, Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons. His television series include George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie for which he won three Emmy Awards. In 2012, he won an Academy Award for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story.

(detail The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, 2012
© William Joyce

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