MELBOURNE, FLA.—The opportunity to see the exhibit of works by MacArthur Fellow, artist and illustrator David Macaulay at the Foosaner Art Museum is available until Oct. 2. Of related interest, a 21-minute discussion by Macaulay on Rome, his favorite city. Link to: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_macaulay_s_rome_antics.html
Also, in preparation for the grand opening and dedication of the building under the new name, the museum will be closed Oct. 3-29 and Jazz Friday has been cancelled for October.
The museum reopens to the public Sunday, Oct. 30, with selections from the permanent collection, Treasures Revealed, which will run Oct. 30-Jan. 7, 2012.
Treasures Revealed is the Foosaner Art Museum ‘s permanent collection, which spans 20 centuries and falls within a few broad parameters: works on paper, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and industrial design. Of special note are two collections of substantial size and depth: the Ernst Oppler (b.1867 – d.1929) archive, which includes hundreds of the artist’s prints and drawings, and the Enrique and AnaMaria Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design, an exceptional collection of 327 pieces of Chase Art Deco objects designed by the era’s leading architects, artists and product designers. Portions of these collections will be on display along with works by important 20th Century women artists including Alice Aycock, Jennifer Bartlett, Miriam Schapiro, Janet Fish, Viola Frey, Isabel Bishop and Louise Nevelson.
The Foosaner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Call (321) 242-0737 for more information.
The Foosaner Art Museum (formerly Brevard Museum of Art) merged with Florida Institute of Technology in July.