Cheekwood Museum of Art announces exhibition schedule

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 11, 2014 at 12:05 AM

 A range of art exhibitions, including works of Andy Warhol and Japanese bamboo art, are scheduled for 2014 at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

In addition, a North Carolina artist will create a new, site-specific outdoor sculpture on Cheekwood’s grounds, combining art and nature at the third annual Martin Shallenberger Artist in Residence.

In 2014, visitors will have more opportunities to experience Cheekwood’s gardens and art exhibitions in 2014 than before. Visitor hours will expand to Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. every Friday May through October.

Featured 2014 exhibitions include: 

• “Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art” March 22-May 26, featuring rare wall-hung installation pieces never seen before in the U.S.

• “Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence: Patrick Doughtery beginning March 22 with Dougherty’s well-known giant, tabled works created from sticks and tree saplings.

• David Rogers’ “Big Bugs” May 24-Aug. 31 seasonal outdoor installation will feature 11 massive-scale insect sculptures, including giant ants, daddy longlegs, and a praying mantis.

• Andy Warhol’s “Flowers” June 14-Sept. 7, which reveals a more intimate side of the artist best known for his vibrant pop imagery and commentary on art and popular culture.

• “William Edmondson and Friends” exhibition Sept. 27-Jan. 3, 2015 will present Edmondson’s sculptures along with select works by painters and sculptors who have followed in his footsteps.

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