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7 Days of Opening Nights Exhibitions at FSU's MoFA

FSU's Museum of Fine Arts and Seven Days of Opening Nights 2011 present three exhibitions and public lectures in February. Join us for the public reception and openings Friday, February 11th, starting at 6 pm.



Jim Roche: Glory Roads

From the Alaskan highway in 1972, before the pipeline was completed, to time-trials and races from Mexico to Maine, Jim Roche has ridden and mapped some of the greatest roads in America: “Expect the Unexpected . . . Do not drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.” This retrospective celebrates glory roads and many other series of artworks from
the Artist’s career and is filled with color, humor, Southern legend and true grit.

Public Lecture — Jim Roche: Glory Roads, Thursday, February 10th, 7 pm, 249 Fine Arts Building Auditorium.


Material Matrix: 30 N x 84 W

Curated by Professor of Art Holly Hanessian, this Seven Days exhibition brings together installations and sculptures of eleven Florida State University artists who have graduated years and philosophies apart. Through allusive imageries that are figurative, abstract or even sci-fi, their artworks prove anew that the vigor of the ceramics program has remained constant as its graduates venture out from the University into the world.

Public Lecture — David Packer — Material Matrix: 30 N x 84 W, Thursday, February 17th, 7 pm, 249 Fine Arts Building Auditorium


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Del Sarto Conservation

Andrea del Sarto (1486 – 1531), a Renaissance Florentine painter, followed the tradition of accepting commissions of popular subjects and painted them more than once. The Ringling Museum of Art owns two works by del Sarto, recently conserved by Michelle Scalera and David Piurek. These subjects are also known in paintings by del Sarto in European Museums in Spain and Vienna. The subtle changes effected in the dual works of art, the order in which they were painted, the role of studio assistants and the provenance of the commissions are all topics that can be discussed and studied. This exhibition highlights the relationship of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota to the parent institution Florida State University, 300 miles to the north. By sharing in the professional research of the staff at the Ringling, Museum Studies in Tallahassee is immeasurably enriched and the community of regional visitors has the quite rare opportunity to view Renaissance artworks by a recognized master.

Public Lecture — Michelle Scalera & Piurek, Ringling Museum of Art — Conservation of Andrea Del Sarto Paintings, Tuesday, February 22nd, 7 pm, Walmsley Gallery @ MoFA.