international art medal exhibitions
MEDALIA... RACK AND HAMPER GALLERY - New York (USA)
Two medallic exhibitions can be viewed between 9 February until 23 March 2013 at the Medalia Rack and Hamper Gallery in New York. :
- FIDEM USA: emerging voices;
- The medal in America II: World War II (through July 2013)
For more details go to www.medialiagallery.com
musee des beaux-arts - lyon (france)
The Musée des Beaux-Art in Lyon is opening an exhibition about Art Nouveau - Art Déco medals. The exhibition is open between 28 November 2012 until 31 August 2013 and is entitled "L'Art au creux de la main : la médaille en France aux 19e et 20e siècles".
musee des arts decoratifs - bordeaux (france)
La Monnaie de Paris is exhibiting its collections in Bordeaux from 14 December 2012 until 18 March 2013. The exhibition is entitled "L'Art au creux de la main : la médaille en France aux 19e et 20e siècles".
For more details download the enclosed PDF
Information from the museum
Premier baiser, not dated
Artist: Frédéric Charles Victor de VERNON
151x108mm, guilded copper
Copyright : Monnaie de Paris
petit palais, musee des beaux-arts - paris (france)
The exhibition is open between 10 December 2012 until 23 June 2013 and is entitled "L'Art au creux de la main : la médaille en France aux 19e et 20e siècles".
Bibliotheque nationale de France - Paris (France)
On display, cast medals by Jules-Clément Chaplain, Oscar Roty and Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis, the ‘metallic history of war’ by Pierre Roche and pieces by medallists from the 1920s like Paul-Marcel Dammann, Claude-Léon Mascaux, and Pierre Turin. The exhibition is open between 11 December 2012 until 7 April 2013 and is entitled "L'Art au creux de la main : la médaille en France aux 19e et 20e siècles".
Musee des Beaux-Arts - Lille (France)
The exhibition will focus on the important collection of the museum, which was based on important donations by baron Alphonse de Rothschild from 1880 until 1914. Visitors have the opportunity to see works by Jules-Clément Chaplain, Oscar Roty, Fréderic de Vernon and especially Hippolyte Lefebvre (who was born in Lille). The exhibition is open between 13 December 2012 until 30 June 2013 and is entitled "L'Art au creux de la main : la médaille en France aux 19e et 20e siècles".
columbia University medical center - new york (usa)
Mirroring Medicine - an exhibition of medals from the collection of Dr Ira Rezak, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook can be viewed from 21 October 2012 until 11 January 2013.
More than 275 items from 30 countries are on display dating from the 3rd to the 21st centuries. Besides being curious, rare, and informative, the medals displayed are often works of fine art in their own right.
twenty twenty gallery - much wenlock, Shropshire (england)
The year 2012 sees the Olympic games taking place in the United Kingdom. Much Wenlock has an historical connection with the modern Olympics which will be recognised by special exhibitions in their museum of local history.
TWENTY TWENTY is a progressive, Crafts Council registered gallery dealing in contemporary painting, sculpture, prints and crafts. Situated in Much Wenlock and conscious of its contribution to the years related events, with medals being the centre of attention, will present an exhibition of International contemporary art medals curated by the British medallist Ron Dutton.
The exhibition will take place between the 6th to 28th July 2012 and will feature the medallic work of six UK based artists - Ben Carpenter, Ron Dutton, Heidi Hinder, Nicky Moss, Cathie Pilkington and Natasha Ratcliffe - and six artists from other countries - Elly Baltus (The Netherlands), James MaloneBeach (USA), Bogomil Nikolov (Bulgaria), Marian Fountain (New Zealand), Bernd Gobel (Germany) and Eniko Szollossy (Hungary).
"Medals have long been associated with Much Wenlock, for the 19thcentury organisers of the Wenlock Olympian Games issued medals as prizes in a tradition that continues to this day. It is therefore highly
appropriate that this exhibition of contemporary art medals should be held in the townʼs Twenty Twenty Gallery and also – in this Olympic year – to be reminded that medals have long had a life of their own, a
life that has reached far beyond sporting excellence. As an art form, the medal has been around since the 15th century.
Ron Dutton, widely recognised as Britainʼs leading medallic artist, has brought together for this exhibition twelve artists whose works suggest something of the diversity and vibrancy of the modern art
medal. In their medals, these artists, from different countries, different backgrounds and different generations, employ an extraordinarily wide range of approaches and techniques. A medal can contain a whole world – a world that can be held in the hand. It is a very intense way of experiencing art."
Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum
President, British Art Medal Society
"Congratulations to Twenty Twenty Gallery for their support in presenting this vibrant exhibition of art medals where “I never realised medals could be so visually exciting” will become a regular comment.
Medals can be so much more than the awards rightly presented to heroes of all kinds, and the medallists here loudly proclaim, scrutinise and observe these small sculptural forms. They have imagination, comment and stimulation, offering a boundless opportunity to be collected and held close in the hand with ideas to challenge and to warm the soul."
State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts - moscow (russia)
In the summer of 2012, the Moscow State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 100th anniversary. In this connection, Prof. Bogomil Nikolov (Bulgaria) and his students have produced 12 commemorative medals, which will be included in a special exhibition in the museum.