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Cyrus Tilton: The Cycle

Cyrus Tilton (1977–2017) grew up in a remote river valley northeast of Anchorage, AK, where vast expanses of open wilderness were always close at hand. After moving to the urban environment of Oakland at 21, he grew concerned with the world’s burgeoning human population, the earth’s inability to sustain such continued growth and the current trend of mass consumerism. In "The Cycle," the locust serves a cautionary metaphor, and Tilton likens the insect to self-sabotaging consumers whose ultimate end will come once their resources are depleted or a massive natural disaster resets the cycle. Tilton, who died of cancer at 39 in March 2017, received the inaugural John S. Knudsen Prize from the Crocker Art Museum in 2017. The prize supports an emerging or mid-career California artist while also funding programs, exhibitions, acquisitions, and other endeavors related to the artist’s work at the Museum.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Tue 5/29/18 - Wed 5/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment

"Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection" examines the many paths and stages of women's lives in the art of 18th-century France. Works by Fragonard, Boucher, Watteau, Greuze and others, all drawn from the finest private collection of French art in the United States, show a variety of women, from court ladies to washerwomen, in their many societal roles. From the ancien régime to the Revolution and beyond, women's position and power were transformed. Organized thematically, the exhibition's 100-plus paintings, drawings and sculptures explore cultural and literary archetypes that affected women's self-image, their development from childhood to old age, their romances and their familial responsibilities. In addition to a new understanding of French 18th-century art, "Becoming a Woman" provides a new view of the feminine world at the dawn of modernity.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Tue 5/29/18 - Wed 5/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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