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Museum Already Has Lined Up Many Special Exhibits

December 3rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Museum Already Has Lined Up Many Special Exhibits
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The new Chandler Museum already has lined up a number of exhibits for the coming year.

Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River Dec. 8, 2018 – April 19, 2020

During World War II more than 16,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from the west coast to Gila River Internment Camp, near Chandler, simply because they looked like the enemy.

This poignant exhibit demonstrates how the Japanese value gaman, enduring the seemingly impossible with patience and dignity, guided these American citizens, through loss and incarceration in the Arizona desert. See the photos, hear the stories, read the names of incarcerees, and view the community contributed paper cranes in this transformative exhibition.

Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibit

Dec. 8, 2018 – Jan. 19, 2019

Explore the family experience – all those photos that capture the perfectly imperfect moments we share with the people we love most. Celebrate the awkwardness while taking comfort in the fact that we are not alone.

Every family has its awkward moments. Mike Bender and Doug Chernack created the viral internet sensation awkwardfamilyphotos.com, a place where families could share their not-so-graceful moments. The exhibition will showcase over 200 classic Awkward Family Photos, all framed in funky and vintage frames. Photos Courtesy of Awkward Family Photos.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

Jan. 13 – March 17, 2019

Experience the creativity and concepts of spaces used by Frank Lloyd Wright. This exhibition explores the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment.

Through 19 reproduction drawings, eight photographs and four photographic murals, the exhibition illustrates the myriad – both obvious and subtle – ways Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it, each an essential detail of the larger whole. Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in cooperation with The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ.

Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel Heisey

April 9 – July 7, 2019

How have humans impacted landscapes over the last century? During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne photographed in 1929.

Oblique Views pairs large-scale then-and-now photographs that reveal the layers of civilization of the American Southwest – Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and ultimately Euro-American colonization and settlement – from a vantage point few of us will ever experience. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM and circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

Inspired by History: A Collaborative Exhibit with the Vision Gallery

July 30 – Oct. 13, 2019

The Vision Gallery and Chandler Museum collaborate to inspire art with historic objects. Everyday objects from our past may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist. Using abstraction, manipulation and interpretation, 30 local emerging and mid-career artists have created works in response to objects from the Chandler Museum artifact collection.

Presented by the Chandler Museum and the Vision Gallery.

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

Nov. 12, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Only one garment invokes both outrage and nostalgia: the apron. Apron Strings: Ties to the Past is an exhibition that explores the apron’s role over the past century, from practical purposes through the June Cleaver era and their abandonment in feminist culture. Explore 55 aprons dating from the late 1930s through the present and discover the stories behind them. A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Backyard

March 14 – May 24, 2020

The suburban backyard is an American original – an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard explores the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design and the birth of the environmental movement.

Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became such an integral part of American popular culture. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Garden’s Archive of American Gardens.

Beyond Bollywood

May 2 – July 12, 2020

In the Western imagination, India conjures up everything from saris and spices to turbans and temples – and the pulsating energy of Bollywood movies. But in America, India’s contributions stretch far beyond these stereotypes. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to Civil Rights pioneers to digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have long been an inextricable part of American life.

Today, one out of every 100 Americans, from Silicon Valley to Smalltown, USA, traces his or her roots to India. Breakthroughs in business, the arts, medicine, science, and technology, and the flavorful food, flamboyant fashion and yoga of India have become a central part of our national culture. Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center, explores the Indian American experience and the community’s vital political, professional and cultural contributions to American life and history.

Bigger than Boxing: Muhammad Ali vs Zora Folley

June 18, 2020 – Aug. 1, 2021

March 22, 1967, Madison Square Garden, New York City. Two men face off in the ring for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner, the Champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner, the Challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley.

What follows is a fight at the crossroads of race, religion, sport and the politics of the 1960s. Bigger than Boxing features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavy on each man, and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers. ecial exhibits

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