The Indianapolis Museum of Art will open two new exhibits in January that show examples of fine art across several different eras.
“Timeless Beauty” opens Jan. 11 and runs until May 5 in the Frances Parker Appel Gallery.
Using prints from the last three decades of the 18th century to modern times, spanning the Edo (1600–1868), Meiji (1868–1912), Taisho (1912–1926) and Showa (1926–1989) eras, the exhibition looks at the genre called bijinga, or pictures of female beauties.
Viewers can compare which aspects artists from different periods utilized as markers of feminine grace and attractiveness. The exhibit also includes prints that have been damaged over time but still retain appreciable elements of beauty.
An exhibit featuring 31 prints of the work of master print maker Gabor Peterdi also opens Jan. 11 and will run until Oct. 13 in the Susan and Charles Golden Gallery.
Peterdi began his work at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris in 1934. They then followed Hayter to New York at the onset of World War II and settled in the U.S. His
independent prints are known for his mastery of complex intaglio techniques to create images that lie between abstraction and a surrealist investigation of the inner forces of nature.
The museum’s collection spans most of Peterdi’s career.
Hours of the exhibits are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is located at 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis.
Complete information: www.imamuseum.org