Traveling Exhibitions

From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art from the Sol Rabin Collection

From Chaos to Order is the first exhibition to focus on the aesthetics of Greek Geometric art, and the first to demonstrate how stylistic principles in visual art during the Geometric period reflect a characteristically Greek idea of “the beautiful” (kallos). From 900-700 BC, Greek art was reborn after a two-centuries-long Dark Age. During this period one can trace the development of a new visual vocabulary that stressed clarity, balance, and symmetry. These design principles appear surprisingly contemporary, yet constituted the structural DNA of all subsequent Greek art, the essential and irreducible foundation that would give it its special character throughout classical antiquity.

Exhibition travel package: Available here

Tour Schedule:
Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL) November 7, 2020 – April 11, 2021
Rollins Museum of Art (Winter Park, FL) January 15 – May 8, 2022
The Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC) October 13, 2022 –  March 5, 2023
Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO) April 16 – July 30, 2023

If you have questions please contact Bridget Bryson, Senior Manager of Curatorial Affairs & Communications.


Gio Swaby: Fresh up

Swaby works in series form, and the exhibition will feature bodies of work spanning 2017 through 2021. Growing up surrounded by the threads and fabrics of her mother, a seamstress, Swaby chooses to work in mediums traditionally associated with domesticity as a means to imbue her works with familiarity, labor, and care. Swaby upends tradition, however, and gives the sewing medium a sense of monumentality with the life-size series Pretty Pretty. The subjects are intricately rendered in freehand lines of thread, and shown on the reverse side of the canvas so that the stitching process—its knots and loose threads, so often hidden—is visible. There’s a vulnerability to “showing the back,” but Swaby embraces and elevates the imperfections.

Exhibition travel package: Available here

Tour Schedule:
Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL), May 28 – October 9, 2022
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), April 8 – July 3, 2023
Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), August – November 2023

If you have questions please contact Bridget Bryson, Senior Manager of Curatorial Affairs & Communications.