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The first major exhibition organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art in its new building will feature Baroque Paintings from the Bob Jones University Collection. The paintings all depict religious subjects and were collected by the university for moral instruction and as inspirational resources for students. These purposes serve many of the same purposes as they would have during the seventeenth century when they were painted. The history and characteristics of the Baroque Period in art and of life in seventeenth century Europe are also detailed.
In celebration of the 400th anniversary of British settlement in North Carolina, the Museum is presenting works by three of the most influential British artists working today. The work of the duo Gilbert & George and Richard Long will be on display in the Contemporary Gallery. Long’s work concerns the world of nature and how man interacts and affects it. Gilbert & George’s work explores the mind and the struggles people undergo to answer questions about good, evil, hope, and desire.
The Museum has recently acquired the paintings Girl with Cat; Franzi by Ernest Ludwig Kirchner, German, 1880-1938 and The Martyrdom of St. Januarius by Mattia Preti, Italian, 1613-1699. The German Expressionist Kirchner’s painting is a major one by the artist and depicts an adolescent girl in the nude with a cat. The Italian Baroque painter Preti is considered a masterpiece and depicts Saint Januarius, a bishop of Benevenuto who was martyred around 305 during the persecution by the Roman emperor Diocletian.