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Exclusive Exhibition Captures Kennedy Era Febr uar y 8 thr ough May 4


merican Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity, Photographs by Mark Shaw showcases timeless images of John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy. The Museum of Art exhibition will be the first museum show to exclusively feature the critically acclaimed work of Mark Shaw. Museum staff worked with the Monroe Gallery of Photography, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Mark Shaw Photographic Archives to select the 50 prints in the exhibition, which can only be seen in Utica. Shaw (1922-69) recorded an era and produced exquisite and unforgettable images that symbolize 1960s America. Shaw originally photographed Mrs. Kennedy for LIFE magazine in 1959. He subsequently developed a close friendship with her and the family resulting in extraordinary access to their inner circle. During the following four years, Shaw captured the Kennedy family at their most relaxed: in Hyannis Port, on the campaign trail in West Virginia, at their first proper family home in Georgetown, and in the White House. Shaw became the Kennedys’ unofficial family photographer and his timeless images included in the exhibition capture some of their most intimate and candid moments. Only two weeks before John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Jacqueline Kennedy wrote a note to Shaw, one of many, thanking him for photographs of her with her 3-year-old son, John F. Kennedy Jr.: "They really should be in the National Gallery! I have them propped up in Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, Hyannis Port, MA, 1959 our Sitting Room now, and everyone who comes in says the one of me and John looks like a Caravaggio—and the one of John, reflected in the table, like some wonderful, strange, poetic Matisse.” Images from this photo shoot will aloso be on view in the Museum. As a leading fashion photographer who began working for LIFE in 1952, Shaw spent 16 years with the magazine and is credited with 27 cover photographs. His images were included in more than 100 stories showcasing the magazine's European fashion collections. Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Mademoiselle all featured Shaw’s photographs, and he was one of the first photographers to capture fashion on the runways and backstage at the couture shows. The fashion photography in the exhibition ranges from models in glorious gowns to behind-thescenes images of the embodiment of high fashion, Coco Chanel. Decades after his death, Shaw’s photographs continue to be published regularly in books and magazines. Many of the celebrity Butterfly Robe Back for an award-winAudrey Hepburn in her dressing room backstage at Ondine, icons Shaw pho- Grace Kelly, December, 1954 ning Vanity Fair Lingerie Advertising photographed for Mademoiselle, 1954 tographed will be Campaign included in the exhibition: Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, and Yves St. Laurent. Also featured in the exhibition are candid photographs of Audrey Hepburn, originally shot for LIFE in 1953 during the filming of the March 1, 2014 movie Sabrina. These images, which show a carefree and relaxed Hep$5 MWPAI members; $15 General Admission burn, had been lost after Mark Shaw’s death and were only “Mark Shaw: The Kennedy Years and Beyond” rediscovered in 2005. Sidney Monroe, Monroe Gallery of Photography American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity, Photographs by Santa Fe, New Mexico Mark Shaw is sponsored by New York Central Mutual Insurance Company. 4 p.m., Museum of Art Auditorium The exhibition will be on Followed by a reception and exhibition viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. view through May 4, 2014. Cash Bar

Special Event

M U S E U M E D U C AT I O N P R O G R A M S Art and Yoga

An Elegant Edwardian Dinner Inspired by Downton Abbey

For Mind, Body and Spirit Saturdays, February 1, 15, 22 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Drop-in fee per class: $10 MWPAI Members; $15 General Admission

Thursday, February 20, 6 p.m. Fountain Elms $60 MWPAI Members; $70 General Admission Tickets, 315-797-0000, full menu will be available online at

All levels of ability are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. For more information contact the Museum Education Department at 315-797-0000, ext. 2158.

Enjoy a six-course meal served in true Crawley fashion.

First Friday Shorts Gallery Talk Voyage of Life . . . Bon Voyage! See the famous paintings by Thomas Cole before they go on tour!

Friday, February 7, 1:10 p.m.

Second Sunday Guided Tour American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m. Free with exhibition admission

Art Story: Every Picture Tells a Story An Introduction to Art, in Picture Books and the Museum Galleries New Schedule: Two Thursdays and Two Saturdays each Month, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Free and Open to the Public Program changes every week. Attend as often as you like! Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 10:30 a.m. This unique visual learning program offers children an introduction to looking at art through picture books and art on view in the Museum galleries. Children learn that pictures can be read too! Includes a simple take-home project. A 45-minute program for children and their caregivers. (Recommended for ages 3 and up, younger siblings always welcome.)

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” states the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith), as she surveys a grand dinner table set with the finest crystal, silver, porcelain and linens on PBS’s Downton Abbey. Rachel Munson Williams Proctor, who oversaw the Fountain Elms household from 1894 until her death in 1915, may have been more humble, but she certainly would have approved of the exquisitely laid-out table. Bring a little Downton Abbey into your daily life as you experience a lavish, candle-lit dinner on the Fountain Elms Terrace. With food and atmosphere influenced by the television series, this special evening will include entertaining lessons on the role of domestic servants and the strict (and in today’s world, almost humorous) decorum dictated by Edwardian-era social mores. If you are feeling inspired by Lady Mary or Lady Edith and their fashionable dresses, don your best Downton-inspired attire for this pleasurable and elegant evening. The evening includes a six-course meal by Leaf, Loaf and Ladle with sherry, wine, and champagne, served in true Crawley fashion, interspersed with trivia about the people of Fountain Elms and Downton Abbey.

Celebrate Art on the Greater Philadelphia Art Travel Trip The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw Lecture The Way We Were: Fashions of the 1950s and ’60s Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m. Allison Kyle Leopold, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, N.Y. $5 MWPAI Members; $17 General Admission includes exhibition admission

April 22 through 24


n late April, the Museum of Art will host another special art tour for our members. The trip, organized by Arts & Crafts Tours, is packed with exquisite and interesting things to see and do as well as fascinating and informative people to meet. Museum of Art Director Anna D’Ambrosio will accompany MWPAI members as we take the train to New York’s Penn Station where Arts & Crafts Tours President Elaine Hirschl Ellis and Program Director Gail Ettinger will join us. A small luxury coach will bring us to the Newark Museum, where Ulysses Grant Dietz, co-Director and Curator of Decorative Arts, will be our guide through their extraordinary collection of American art. Next, we’ll visit the recently restored Ballantine House and view its marvelous period rooms. After checking into our hotel in Philadelphia, near Rittenhouse Square, we will gather for a welcome dinner.

Museum of Art

Lecture and Demonstration From the White House to Your House: Floral Design Demonstration and Raffle Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. Lecture and demonstration by Ruth Loiseau, White House Florist and Master Floral Designer $25 MWPAI Members; $40 General Admission includes exhibition admission Tickets:315-797-0055 or

Vintage Fashion Show and Cocktail Party Saturday, April 26, 7 TO 9 p.m. Runway Emcee David Zyla, Emmy® Award-winning stylist and best-selling author $25 MWPAI Members; $40 General Admission includes exhibition admission Ask about VIP tickets with special perks for an additional fee. Tickets:315-797-0055 or

The next day we’ll visit the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as well as a private collection. Then you will have time on your own to choose from among the many fine restaurants in the area near our hotel.

Philadelphia Art Museum

Museum and Fonthill Castle, in Doylestown, PA We depart from Philadelphia to visit the amazing and quirky Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This is the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, founder of the Moravian Pottery. It houses his extensive collection of ceramics from Pre-Columbian to contemporary. The final stop is the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Morris Plains, New Jersey. Here we’ll have a private tour of the main house, walk the wonderful grounds, see several other buildings on the property, and enjoy a farewell lunch with its director and staff. And then it is back to Utica by coach. This trip is limited to 12. Reservation deadline is February 17. Contact Elaine or Gail at Arts & Crafts Tours, (212) 362-0761, (917) 442-6884 or (312) 303-8194 and The cost of the tour is $1,776 per person, double occupancy and includes a $50 contribution to MWPAI.

The Voyage of Life Embarks on National Tour


he Voyage of Life (1839-40) is considered Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole’s greatest achievement. The MWPAI Museum of Art purchased Cole’s original four-part allegorical series in 1955 and it is among the most popular artworks in the Museum of Art collection. Since being acquired, the series has left the building only twice.

taken extensive new research on Thomas Cole and The Voyage of Life. His findings will be published in a richly illustrated catalogue that explores the deeper meaning of the imagery, examines the influence the series exerted on American culture, and tells the remarkable story behind the creation of the four paintings and their fascinating 175-year history. In May, The Voyage of Life will begin its own voyage as it visits four venues over the next two years: the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio June through September 2014; the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia October 2014 through January 2015; The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, May through August 2015; and The Dixon Museum and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, January through April 2016. Help send off The Voyage of Life at a special Art Alive day filled with family activities on February 21. The last day to view The Voyage of Life is Sunday, March 2. While the artworks will be missed while they are shared with a national audience, their homecoming will be celebrated in the spring of 2016.

Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848), The Voyage of Life: Childhood, 1839-1840, oil on canvas, 52” x 78” x 1 ½” (unframed), Museum Purchase, 55.105

The remarkable series will now be shared with a larger audience as part of a Museum-organized touring exhibition. The exhibition Thomas Cole and The Voyage of Life will demonstrate in dramatic visual terms the cultural significance of these monumental pictures. The exhibition also includes a number of the most important preliminary landscape and figure studies Cole made for the series, as well as a selection of the drawings, prints and photographs the series directly inspired, some of which have never previously been published or exhibited and are virtually unknown in the field of Thomas Cole scholarship. MWPAI Museum of Art Director Emeritus Paul Schweizer is the curator of this traveling exhibit. Over the last two years, Dr. Schweizer has under-

Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848), The Voyage of Life: Youth, 1840, oil on canvas, 52 ½” x 78 ½” x 1 ½” (unframed), Museum Purchase, 55.106

Gift Gallery Sweetheart Sale Friday, January 31 through Friday, February 14


All Non-Consignment Jewelry and Scarves 20% Off 30% Off for MWPAI Members Products with the word “LOVE” 25% Off 35% Off for MWPAI Members Gift Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Gift Gallery will be closed Sunday, February 2 for inventory.

Students will get a chance to tour campus and have a portfolio review with a PrattMWP faculty member. Interested students can contact the Admissions Office at: 315-797-0000 ext. 2248, or sign up online at

INFO SESSIONS Learn about PrattMWP, connect with faculty members and tour campus. You have the option of requesting a portfolio review. We are offering the following info sessions this year:

Friday, March 21, 2014, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, 1 to 4 p.m.

SCHOOL OF ART HAPPENINGS Look for Adult and Kid’s Art Classes and Workshops Starting in March! Visit our online catalog at Registration is Easy MWPAI.ORG Phone: 315-797-8260 weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In person at the School of Art (Studio Building) weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fax 797-9349 Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover are accepted.

Upcoming Workshops in February and March Paper Marbling

Stretching and Priming a Canvas Like the Old Masters

Saturday, February 1 • 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 12 to adult family collaborative

Saturday, February 8 and Saturday February 15 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Saturday, February 1 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wire Crocheting Monday, February 10 • 6 to 9 p.m.

Wire and 3D Objects Enameling Saturday, April 5 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Non-Traditional Lithography Saturday March 1 • 1 to 4 p.m. Ages 12 to adult family collaborative

Innovating the Chain Saturday, February 8 and Sunday February 9 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make Your Own Paint and Binders and The History of Pigments

Exploring the Process, Building Form Saturday, March 1 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

School of Art Exhibitions The Many Sides of Utica Exhibition February 1 through 24 The Other Side Gallery 2011 Genesee St., Utica Reception February 1 • 1 to 3 p.m. The Many Sides of Utica is the second annual art contest and exhibition for PrattMWP students. All work submitted to the contest is made independent from class work and is Utica-themed. Three professional artists— Rainer Maria Wehner, Sculptor, Monica Burczyk Ph.D., Executive Director of Sculpture Space, and Jan Burke, Printmaker/Painter—with no affiliation to PrattMWP have been selected to jury the contest winners. Seven different media categories will be represented: painting, drawing, sculpture, video, printmaking, photo, and mixed media. There will be three cash prizes for best in show and gift card prizes for the best in each medium.

PrattMWP Professor’s Work Featured in Exhibition, Book


hris Irick, Professor of Jewelry at PrattMWP, will be exhibiting her work at the University of Wyoming February 3 through March 15. Chris has also been invited by the university to give a public lecture on her work and a two-day workshop for the jewelry department on die forming and mechanisms. Also in February, Chris will have several of her brooches from the Flight Series published in the new book Behind the Brooch by Lorena Angulo.

McCulley Gallery Exhibition February 7 • 4 to 5 p.m. Works by PrattMWP Students Geena Massaro, Kazi Rayhan Jorge Ibarra, Kristina Smith, Byungwon An 14 Cottage Place, Utica

Sculpture Space Alumni Featured in Exhibition February 28 through March 28 School of Art Gallery, Studio Building Reception February 28 • 4 to 6 p.m. The School of Art Gallery at PrattMWP is hosting an exhibition curated by Dan Buckingham in collaboration with the renowned residency program Sculpture Space, Inc. The show features Sculpture Space alums, Taylor Baldwin and Deborah Simon, and is on view February 28 through March 28 with opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, February 28.

Chris Irick, Pigeon Lenticular, front and side views, sterling silver, inkjet print on paper, antique watch crystal, stainless steel, 2.25” x 2.25” x .5”, 2013, photo by artist

Spring 2014 Easton Pribble Visiting Lecture Series Amy Tavern Museum of Art Auditorium • Free and Open to the Public February 6 • 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. Studio artist Amy Tavern instructs beginning and specialized jewelry workshops. She has lectured at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference and has spoken at universities around the United States and abroad. In 2009 Amy received several emerging artist honors including being named an American Craft Council “Searchlight Artist.” Her work has been exhibited in national and international solo and group exhibitions and been published in numerous books. She was recently featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine’s 2012 “Exhibition in Print.” Amy Tavern, Sea and Land, Land and Sky, sterling silver, 2013 photo: Hank Drew

Taylor Baldwin i ain’t afraid of no ghosts, mixed media, 48” x 54” x 54”, 2009

Deborah Simon Ursus arctos horribilus mixed media, 22”h x 25”d x 19”w, 2013, photo by Dan Wonderly

Amy will be teaching two workshops, Innovating the Chain on February 8 and 9 and Exploring Process, Building Form on March 1. Visit for more information.

March Performances Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel Schubert in the Age of the Sound Bite

SteveSongs Smart, Funny Children’s Music Saturday, March 15 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Museum of Art Auditorium

Saturday, March 8 8 p.m. Museum of Art Auditorium

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Masters of the Fiddle The Power Couple of the Fiddling World Saturday, March 29 8 p.m. Museum of Art Root Sculpture Court


Art Alive FRIday, February 21 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opens February 6

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sandwiches Made Fresh to Order Soup of the Day Daily Specials

Film Series Titles Available Online and By Phone

Local Ingredients throughout the Menu A Variety of Coca-Cola Beverages

Campus Store February Specials Entire Month of February

Pastel Drawing Pencils 55% Off M. Graham & Co. Gouache 45% Off No Additional Discounts Apply

Campus Store Hours Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Campus Store is located in the Student Center 315-797-0000 ext 2227

Titles will be announced as they become available on our website at, Facebook ( or by phone 797-0055, option 3. Become a part of our Film Series email list to receive the latest updates by contacting Advertisements will also appear on the last Monday of each month in the Observer-Dispatch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, this helps ensure that you are presented with only the latest and finest films.

Films are shown on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Films are shown on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All films are shown in 35mm format and BluRay digital cinema, with a state-of-the-art Dolby surround sound system. Comfortable seats give every patron an unobstructed view of our large screen. Admission for all screenings is $8 general admission and $6 for MWPAI Members. Admission for students with valid identification is $4 at all screenings. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening. Film Passbooks for discounted admission to ten screenings are available for MWPAI Members for $45 and Non-Members for $60. For information call the MWPAI Performing Arts Ticket Office, 797-0055, 800-754-0797. If you’d like monthly film email updates, sign up for our Performing Arts film email by contacting JoAnne Colenzo at, calling 797-0000 ext. 2116, or on our website

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS (and renewing members providing additional support at higher levels)



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Lindsay Berardino & Paul Kawam Joshua McMahon & Kerrie Tandle Thomas & Donna Murphy Beth & Bob Pellegrino Fran & Donna Redmond Charles & Jacquelyn Restle Kelli Samson Marianne & Stephen Smith Mary Zenon

President’s Circle George & Pinny Kuckel Elisabeth Stevens Schleussner

Patron Mr. & Mrs. James L. Bramley Warren & Natalie Brown Dr. Angela M. Elefante, Esq. Judith Olney Family of Robert W. Turner

Contributor Stephen W. Barth & Denise Hash Marietta Cheng & Paul Salmi Charles H. Duncan & Rachel A. Dressler Edward & Mary Earl Calvin & Cheryl Edmiston Dr. Ian & Morag Galloway Naomi Guttman & Jonathan Mead Mr. Thomas Hartman Mary Kane Mr. & Mrs. Andrew H. Kernan Sharon L. Moriarity Sofia Novoa & Chip Bassett Stephen Orvis & Carol Ann Drogus Brian & Peggy O'Shea Mary Lawrence M. Owens Eric Procopio Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Silverman Carol A. Soja Chuck Tomaselli & Nancy Robinson

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Museum Hours (including Fountain Elms): Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Performing Arts Ticket Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., one hour before performances and 30 minutes before films. Phone: 797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797 Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., School of Art Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-noon. Library: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. For information, call (315) 797-0000 (Voice and TDD) New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions—Museum of Art, Performing Arts, and School of Art. The Institute also offers art reference and music libraries, an active membership program, a Gift Gallery, and outstanding rental facilities ideal for public programs and private events. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute 310 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13502 Telephone (315) 797-0000 Fax (315) 797-5608 Free Parking


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Art Story Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

Exhibition Opening American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw on view through May 4.

Art Story Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

4 Tuesday Fountain Elms Galleries reopen to the public.

5 Wednesday Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

6 Thursday Art Story Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery. Terrace Café Opens Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9 Sunday Second Sunday Tour American Royalty: The Kennedys, Fashion & Celebrity Photographs by Mark Shaw 2 p.m., Museum of Art.

12 Wednesday Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

14 Friday Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

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Art and Yoga 10:30 a.m., Museum of Art.

Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

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An Elegant Edwardian Dinner Inspired by Downton Abbey 6 p.m., Fountain Elms, preregistration required.

Art Story Every Picture Tells a Story 10:30 a.m., Art Odyssey Interactive Gallery.

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Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

21 Friday Art Alive Family Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

7 Friday Gallery Talk: First Friday Shorts Voyage of Life . . . Bon Voyage! 1:10 p.m., Museum of Art. Film Series Phone 797-0055 or visit 2 and 7:30 p.m., Auditorium.

The following areas are accessible to the physically challenged: Museum of Art Galleries, Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Art Odyssey: Interactive Gallery, Gift Gallery, Art Reference and Music Libraries, Performing Arts Office, School of Art Gallery, Studio D, and the Pottery Studio, the Academic Center and Student Center.

MWPAI Bulletin February 2014  

MWPAI Bulletin February 2014, Monthly Newsletter