The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
Open to the public through December 31, 2013
The chairs in this exhibition are chosen for their beauty and historical context with important economic, political and cultural influences. Teh Art of Seating is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville in collaboration with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobson Ph.D Foundation and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Memories of WWII: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press
Exhibit opening: Saturday, January 11, 2014
$10 admission/ Free for Museum members
This exhibit provides a daily view of WWII through photographs by AP photographers and photogrpahers in the U.S. Armed Services, as well as images from the world press that otherwise would not have been seen. Courtesy of the Associated Press, Tour development by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri.
Leo Fender Gallery
Low Down on the Uproar: Leo's Electric Basses
When the Telecaster, Fender’s first solidbody electric, proved to be a success, Leo Fender turned his attention towards a fully electric bass guitar. He had the finished product—the Precision Bass―in hand in 1951. Music was never the same.
The Precision Bass rounded out what would soon be known as the rock ’n’ roll combo. It added a foundation for the electric guitars and drums. As Leo’s partner Don Randall once said: “When we got the bass where it could compete in volume with the guitars and drums, well, then we had something.” The stage was set literally for the music revolution of the 1950s and 1960s.
The electric bass, perhaps Leo’s biggest coup, had an immeasurable impact on music. This exhibition will showcase the instruments he brought to the world, Fender, Music Man, and G&L basses. It will follow Leo’s inventions and refinements up to 1991.