Special Events & Travel

Giertz Gallery, in collaboration with Community Education at Parkland College, host a variety of day trips to visit art and architecture-related exhibitions and venues. These small group trips are an opportunity to learn, explore and enjoy new surrounds and investigate both historic and contemporary art and architecture.


Friday, November 2, 2018
7am - 7:30pm

St Louis Art MuseumJoin gallery director Lisa Costello and Laura O’Donnell, Parkland art history instructor, for a day trip to the St. Louis Art Museum to see Kehinde Wiley, an exhibition of works by the celebrated artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley creates large-scale oil paintings of contemporary African American subjects in poses and settings that recall the grand traditions of European and American portraiture. This exhibition is informed by visits Wiley made to St. Louis in 2017 in which he invited strangers he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. Wiley then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s collection. His exquisitely crafted works address the politics of race and power in art, drawing attention to the pervasive lack of representation of people of color in the art world.  In 2018 Wiley became the first African American artist to paint an official U.S. Presidential portrait when President Barack Obama selected him for this honor.   After viewing the exhibition, you will have several hours to explore the rest of the St. Louis Art Museum and eat lunch on your own.  

$95.00
Registration Closes:  Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

 


Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Saint Louis Art Museum
Friday, November 2

wiley paintingWiley’s large-scale oil paintings of contemporary African Americans appropriate the grand tradition of European and American portraiture. His models— people dressed in their own clothing—assume poses adapted from historic paintings and feature ornate and decorative backgrounds. His works address the politics of race and power in art, drawing attention to the pervasive lack of representation of people of color in the art world.

Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, is informed by visits Wiley made to St. Louis in 2017. Through a process of street casting, he invited strangers he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. Wiley then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s collection.

This Image is representative of works in the exhibition.
Kehinde Wiley, After Sir Joshua Reynolds’ “Portrait of Doctor Samuel Johnson”, 2009; archival Inkjet print, 30" x 24.5"; courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California © Kehinde Wiley

Tickets are limited. Register today!

$95.00
Registration Closes:  Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

 


For more information call 217/351-2235 or email btce@parkland.edu.

Our trips are a collaborative fundraising effort between Community Education and Giertz Gallery at Parkland College to assist with art gallery exhibits and programming.