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Castles in the Sky Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art

February 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibition Opening: Friday, February 15th, 2019 

Press Preview:  5:00-6:00pm

VIP Preview: 6:00-7:00pm

Opening Reception: 7:00-9:00pm


Gallery Tour by Bartholomew Bland, Executive Director, Lehman College Art Gallery and Curator of the show: Sunday, February 17th, 2019 – 2:00-3:00pm


Curated by Bartholomew Bland, Executive Director, Lehman College Art Gallery/CUNY

Venue Curator in Miami: Yuneikys (Yuni) Villalonga, Chief Curator, Coral Gables Museum


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Gustavo Acosta, Diane Arbus, Clint Baclawski, John Bowman, Hannah Brenner-Leonard, Michele Brody, Adrien Broom, Dean Byington, James Casebere, Laurent Chéhère, Thomas Cole, Beatrice Coron, Will Cotton, William Richard Crutchfield, Linda L. Cunningham, Salvador Dalí, Thomas Doyle, Peter Hamlin, Cameron  Hayes, Robert Hite, Julie Langsam, Armando  Marino, Jonathan Monaghan, Juan Garcia-Nunez, Claes Oldenburg, Lothar Osterburg, Kevin M. Paulsen, Rachel  Sydlowski, Eric  Wesley and Danwen Xing.


ABOUT THE CURATOR: Bartholomew F. Bland is a curator and writer based in New York City, specializing in contemporary and 19th-century American art. He is the Executive Director of Lehman College Art Gallery, The City University of New York, and was previously Deputy Director and Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Hudson River Museum. He has conceptualized and organized more than 50 museum exhibitions. In 2018 ― “Tick-Tock: Time in Contemporary



Art”, Lehman College and “The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour”, Hudson River Museum. Among other exhibitions: “The Seven Deadly Sins” (2015), Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance; “Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers”, (2013), which traveled to the Norton Museum of Art; “Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal”, (2016), which traveled to the James A. Michener Art Museum; and “American Dreamers: Reality and Imagination in Contemporary Art” (2012), for the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Curatorial projects: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL; Concordia College, Bronxville, NY; the Ronchini Gallery; London; Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence; and Skira editore, Milan.



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.


February 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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