For the first time ever, a Lehman College Art Gallery exhibition is moving on to new life at another venue.
“Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art”, now open through Jan. 26 on the Lehman campus, will be on view at the Coral Gables Museum in Florida from February 15 through May 15, 2019.
“This is great news,” said Bartholomew F. Bland, executive director of the Lehman College Art Gallery and curator of the exhibit. “We have had such an excellent response to the exhibition, and I am very pleased that an entirely new audience will have a chance to appreciate it. I’m also happy for some of the newer and younger artists included in the show, as wider exposure to their work is certainly warranted.”
Featuring a mix of 30 artists—well-known names and upstarts, some Bronx-based—Castles in the Sky is an entertaining and provocative survey of how artists match their limitless imaginations with the presence and purpose(s) of place. Each work in the exhibit, said Bland, “appeals to the dream that we all have about the perfect home, or the perfect building, or the perfect place we would want to spend time.”
At the Coral Gables Museum, the exhibition will be housed in the Fewell Gallery and accompanied by a series of related programs, including a lecture and a panel discussion with Bland and some of the participating artists. For more information, visit here.
The catalog for “Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art,” which opened October 13, 2018, was published in December 2018.
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About Lehman College Art Gallery
Lehman College Art Gallery was founded in 1984 to serve as an arts center for the people of the Bronx that would play a significant role in the cultural life of the borough. Today, the gallery is an innovative center of contemporary art where visitors from the Bronx and the Greater New York area can experience thematic group exhibitions that bring together famous artists with emerging talents.
About the Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum fosters an appreciation for the Civic Arts in Coral Gables. It explores and celebrates the history, vision, urban and environmental design, and cultural landscape of the City Beautiful within a broad audience that goes from children, families, and community members to national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, tours, publications and special events.