Permanent Collection - The Mennello Museum of American Art

Horses/The American Landscape

April 6, 2007 - July 1, 2007

This will be the first Florida exhibit devoted to the work of this highly respected and collected American photographer.

The exhibit will feature two major bodies of work by this highly respected and collected American photographer. The images capture the energy, majesty and spirit of the American horse and the truly unique characteristics of the Western landscape. This will be the first time that Eastman's work has been shown in Florida.

Michael Eastman was born in 1947 in St. Louis and with the exception of his four years as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, has spent his entire life there. As a photographer he is entirely self-taught. He once picked up the phone and called Ansel Adams to ask for technical advice on the zone system of photography. He is still amazed that not only did Adams answer the phone, but he also shared the information with a neophyte whose work he had never seen or heard of.

His first major body of work consisted of images of the formerly splendid, presently shabby interiors of "Embassy Row" in Havana. Besides the Cuba project, Eastman has done extensive series in the United States and Europe, as well as a series of digitally manipulated horse images and a series of studies of Rodin sculptures.

Color and form are the most important elements in Eastman's work; his approach has much in common with painting. "The job of any artist is to convey a different world to the viewer, to make people look more at what they are seeing every day," he says. One look at the highly saturated color and exquisite composition of his images allows the viewer to see just how well Eastman has succeeded in reaching his goal.

His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Boston Museum of Fine Arts; The Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The exhibit is organized for The Mennello Museum of American Art by Charlotte Jackson Fine Art: Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Michael Eastman, Taos Road, 2006

Impressionist Paintings of Women

Pauline Palmer, The Yellow Girl, 1915
From the Personal Collection of the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello and Michael A. Mennello

Frederick Frieseke, II Quartro, 1905

April 6 - July 1, 2007

Please join us for a fantastic selection of works from the collection of The Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello and Michael A. Mennello. Included in the group are paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Pauline Palmer, Frederick Frieseke, Mauritz Frederik De Hass, and Nelson Bickford. We are showing two amazing works by Lilla Cabot Perry: The Japanese Children and La Paravent Jaune (The Yellow Screen, image below). Perry was a key artist, along with Mary Cassatt, in bringing French Impressionism to the United States from France. Don't miss this opportunity to view such a breathtaking collection!


Lilla Cabot Perry, Le Paravent Jaune (The Yellow Screen), 1907

Future Exhibits

Past Exhibits





Michael Eastman: Horses/The American Landscape
April 6 - July 1, 2007
This exhibit will feature two major bodies of work by this highly respected and collected American photographer. The images capture the energy, majesty and spirit of the American horse and the truly unique characteristics of the Western landscape. This will be the first time that Eastman's work has been shown in Florida. For more information please click here.

Impressionist Paintings of Women: From the Personal Collection of the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello and Michael A. Mennello
April 6 - July 1, 2007
Please join us for a fantastic selection of works from the collection of The Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello and Michael A. Mennello. Included in the group are paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Pauline Palmer, Frederick Frieseke and Nelson Bickford. For more information please click here.

Impressionist Paintings of Women: Opening Reception
April 27, 2007 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Please join us for a fabulous evening devoted to this beautiful exhibition. There will be no charge and light refreshments will be served.

Michael Eastman:
Reception and Book Signing
June 15, 2007 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Michael Eastman will be joining us for an evening devoted to his amazing photography exhibition.

Earl Cunningham's American Dream
August 10, 2007 - November 4, 2007
This 2007 exhibit opening, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, kicks off a national tour of 55-60 of the artist's most important works.



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