Tag: Richard J. Powell

28
Feb
12
Feb

Motley: A Full-Blown Expressionist

We landed the cover of INDYweek, thanks to a thoughtful and nuanced review by Chris Vitiello.

IndyWeek Motley Cover Full

The cover image is a detail of Motley’s irresistable 1961 oil painting, “Hot Rhythm”. The play on words is fun, too; a …

11
Feb

Sweet Walls

They talked about Sweet Tarts, the childhood candy. They talked about Easter pastels.
In the end, guest curator Richard J. Powell and chief preparator Brad Johnson, in consultation with other museum staff, selected eight pastel colors for the walls …

28
Jan
15
Nov

Looking for Archibald Motley: The Art Institute

The great American modernist painter lived and worked here in the first half of the 20th century. What inspired Motley? How did he leave his mark? We wanted to get to know Motley better, in anticipation of the first …