Maxfield Parrish: Book Illustrations
Curated by Museum Studies student Laura Meisner ’17
April 20 – July 31
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 4-5 p.m.
It has been said that books illustrated by Maxfield Parrish (1870-1961) no longer belonged to their authors, but rather they became ‘Parrish’ books. Known for his distinctive saturated hues such as “Parrish Blue” and idealized neo-classical imagery, he helped shape America’s Golden Age of illustration. As a result of his ability to create such a sublime splendor, Maxfield Parrish became unquestionably the most successful and best-known American illustrator of the early part of the twentieth century. This exhibition, curated by Museum Studies student Laura Meisner ‘17, will feature illustrations from The Arabian Nights, Poems of Childhood, and Knave of Hearts.
Senior Art Thesis Exhibition and Student Art Show
April 25 – May 6
Annual exhibition of student work.
Fractals: Mathematics & Science in Art
May 16 – July 31
Fractals are many things, including mathematical “objects” produced by a computer. These abstract designs depict fascinating designs of infinite structure and complexity, geometric shapes that have symmetry of scale, designs that mimic naturally occurring patterns (like clouds, mountains, river systems and deltas, coastlines, leaves, snowflakes, the nervous system, and blood vessels), images which are repetitive in shape but not in size. One’s imagination and curiosity will be awakened with these artistic creations. Loaned by the South Carolina State Museum.