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2008-09 Exhibition Resource Guides


Sleeping Beauties: Headrests from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at the Fowler Museum

ancient wooden headrest in a red room

Sept. 7 to Nov. 30, 2008
As early as 2600 B.C., ancient Egyptians were using headrests made from wood or alabaster, both in life and in death. Through this exhibition, viewers were able to observe these headrests in their many forms and delve into an exploration of their many functions, both symbolic and utilitarian—as structures to prop elaborate hairdos, declarations of status and conduits to the spirit world.

 

2009 Juried Biennial

 blue and orange painting

Dec. 14, 2008 to Feb. 7, 2009
Over the past nine years, the Cannon Art Gallery juried exhibitions have become an important showcase for the work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. The William D. Cannon Gallery featured works in a variety of media by artists who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County.

 

Cardinal Points
Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art

drawing of a giant hand in a landscape with a banner in the sky 

March 1 to May 8, 2009
The cardinal points, the ancient system for establishing one’s place and direction, provided the thematic structure for this exhibition. The cardinal points are the four principal points of the compass, used in mapping and for finding one’s way. Through this concept the gallery surveyed some of the key means that contemporary Latino and Latin American artists have used to “map” or visualize their relation to the world around them.

Contact Information

Cultural Arts Office
Arts Education
760-434-2901 phone reservations
760-730-0329 fax

2955 Elmwood St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Mailing address
1200 Carlsbad Villiage Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

This award-winning program, which is offered free to the schools, is generously supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Mrs. Teresa M. Cannon; The Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation; and the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.