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Museum of Flight Announces Free Admission for Boeing Employees and Guests

SEATTLE – The Museum of Flight celebrates the 99th anniversary of the founding of The Boeing Company with a day-long celebration of this aerospace giant’s rich history. Admission is free for Boeing employees (with up to 6 guests). Boeing ID …

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Michener Art Museum Unveils Work by Philadelphia Painter Elizabeth Osborne

July 27, 2015 – 10:08 am | Comments Off on Michener Art Museum Unveils Work by Philadelphia Painter Elizabeth Osborne

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum will present Veils of Color: Juxtapositions and Recent Work by Elizabeth Osborne, on view from July 25 to November 15, 2015.

Elizabeth Osborne, b. 1936, Audrey in Profile, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Private collection.

Elizabeth Osborne, b. 1936, Audrey in Profile, 2014, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. Private collection.

This exhibition explores the arc of Osborne’s nearly six-decade career. It is an oeuvre of incredible artistic production distinguished by an exploration of the tension between realism and abstraction, a subtle pas de deux that is both revealed and concealed by veils of color that wash across every canvas. The exhibition, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, is curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., Gerry and Marguerite Chief Curator, Michener Art Museum.

Osborne began her career in the early 1960s with a focus on still lifes, interiors, and figural subjects. These canvases were also explorations in color: shapes in muted tones sinuously brushed on canvas with the barest minimum of definition. In the 1990s, Osborne juxtaposed natural elements with alternately broad strokes or soft washes of paint to create slightly disorienting pictures that inhabit the space where abstraction and realism meet. Upon her retirement from teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2011, she began to focus more intensely on color and the abstract qualities that have always been present in her painting since the 1960s. More recently still, Osborne has reinvigorated her interest in realism, combining color field with the figure to create deeply evocative and haunting portraits that recall some of her earliest canvases, while at the same time pushing beyond them into even newer territory.

The twenty-four works in the exhibition demonstrate the power of color when at the command of Elizabeth Osborne’s brush. Whether or not we can discern a subject, color dominates every canvas, gently pulsing in cool tones of blues and greens, or throbbing out at us in waves of hot pink and orange.

Several programs accompany the installation and include:

Artist Gallery Talk · Liz Osborne
July 28 – 1 to 2 pm

Curator’s Conversation· Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D. & Liz Osborne
October 6, 2015 · 1 to 2 pm

Studio Tour · Liz Osborne
October 16, 2015 · 1 to 2:30 pm
For registration and fees, please go to the website at MichenerArtMuseum.org

Museum of Flight makes 50th anniversary campus improvements

July 27, 2015 – 10:01 am | Comments Off on Museum of Flight makes 50th anniversary campus improvements

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has recently made major improvements to several of its historic buildings and other structures along its 18-acre Miles River waterfront. Funded through philanthropic support, these improvements include restoration of …

1960s-Themed Jet Blast Bash Festival at Museum of Flight Features Blue Angels Thunder

July 22, 2015 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on 1960s-Themed Jet Blast Bash Festival at Museum of Flight Features Blue Angels Thunder
Blue Angels

SEATTLE – The Museum celebrates Seafair weekend Aug. 1-2 with Jet Blast Bash, an all-day outdoor family festival right on the Blue Angels’ flight line.
In tune with the Museum’s 1965 birthday, the festival is themed to the Sixties with a …

Michener Art Museum Local Art Enrichment and Education Program for Students Extended

July 16, 2015 – 11:13 am | Comments Off on Michener Art Museum Local Art Enrichment and Education Program for Students Extended

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Museum and The Rose Group, a local franchisee of Applebee’s Grill & Bar and Corner Bakery Cafe, announce summer discounts and exhibits for students after a successful School Visit Program during the school year. …

High School Students Graduate from The Museum of Flight’s First Private Pilot Ground School

July 14, 2015 – 6:47 am | Comments Off on High School Students Graduate from The Museum of Flight’s First Private Pilot Ground School
High School Students

SEATTLE – July 10 was graduation day for 50 high school students in The Museum of Flight’s first Private Pilot Ground School. The three-week aeronautical science class was done in partnership with the Museum, Raisbeck Aviation High School, and Puget …

Extreme Space Medicine Gets Check Up at the Museum of Flight

July 14, 2015 – 6:39 am | Comments Off on Extreme Space Medicine Gets Check Up at the Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – At 1 p.m. on July 25, NASA flight surgeon David P. Reyes, MD, tells how medicine is conducted in the most extreme environments, and what medical capabilities are required for upcoming missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. …

Michener Art Museum Pays Homage to Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage

July 12, 2015 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on Michener Art Museum Pays Homage to Pennsylvania Industrial Heritage
Edmund Marion Ashe

(Doylestown, PA) Molten steel, billowing smoke, soot-covered miners, and the jagged geometry of mills and factories covering vast tracts of land—these are not the usual subjects for artists, but as seen on the canvases in Iron and Coal, Petroleum and …

Plutopalooza Looks Up to Close Encounter with Pluto at Museum of Flight

July 9, 2015 – 12:58 pm | Comments Off on Plutopalooza Looks Up to Close Encounter with Pluto at Museum of Flight

SEATTLE – On July 19, the Museum celebrates one of the longest journeys in spaceflight history, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto after a 9-year trip through the solar system. This 2 p.m. “Plutopalooza” presentation will look at …

Experts Detail Origins of Air Combat in World War I Symposium at the Museum of Flight

July 8, 2015 – 9:16 am | Comments Off on Experts Detail Origins of Air Combat in World War I Symposium at the Museum of Flight
Fokker E-III

SEATTLE – On July 18 at 2 p.m., The Museum of Flight, in conjunction with the Northwest Chapter of the Friends of the American Fighter Aces, will host a 2-hour symposium focusing on the early innovations in fighter aircraft design …

Summer programs at the Michener Art Museum

July 8, 2015 – 9:01 am | Comments Off on Summer programs at the Michener Art Museum

Summer Concert Series A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music, our popular Summer Concert Series, continues with these Wednesday evening performances. Don’t miss out. Tickets go quickly!
Speak Low
Wednesday, July 8 · 7 to 8:30 pm
… With mezzo soprano Suzanne DuPlantis …

NASA Expert Delivers Rover’s Messages from Mars at Museum of Flight

July 8, 2015 – 3:46 am | Comments Off on NASA Expert Delivers Rover’s Messages from Mars at Museum of Flight
Mars rover

SEATTLE – On July 12 at 2 p.m., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Steve Lee will give an insiders look at the risky flight of the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet, and share some of the beautiful images, discoveries …

2014-15 Artist in Residence Exit Exhibition: “There’s No Such Thing as the Future” by Kelley Donahue at Clay Art Center

July 7, 2015 – 9:45 am | Comments Off on 2014-15 Artist in Residence Exit Exhibition: “There’s No Such Thing as the Future” by Kelley Donahue at Clay Art Center
Kelley Donahue

Kelley’s figurative and abstract organic objects act as three-dimensional canvases. High intensity surface decoration creates a visual maze for the mind to contemplate narrative.
Kelley Donahue Artist Statement:
I make figurative and non-figurative objects out of clay, which act as three-dimensional canvases. …