James Castle on view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art features nineteen Castle works at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA through September 30, 2018. The exhibition travels next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November 2018. Learn more...
James Castle House Opens to Public
The Boise City Department of Arts and History opened the James Castle House in April 2018. The cultural center based in the renovated Castle family home features an exhibition space, general store, and an artist-in-residence program. The opening exhibition, Between Board and Batten, features works gifted by the James Castle Collection and Archive. Photo courtesy Boise City Department of Arts and History. Learn more...
James Castle Collection and Archive LP Reaches Settlement with Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the James Castle Collection and Archive, LP, an independent archive that owns and maintains the artwork, copyrights, and historical documents of artist James Castle, have mutually agreed to dismiss all pending litigation surrounding the book Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say. The two organizations have amicably resolved their differences surrounding the use of Castle’s work as it pertains to Say’s book and its illustrations.
Scholastic and the Castle Collection believe Castle’s legacy as expressed in his work, his remarkable personal story, and Say’s book, will serve as a source of inspiration for young artists and readers everywhere.
Contact Jacqueline Crist, JC@jamescastle.com for more information.
James Castle’s Home to Become a Cultural Center
Established by Boise City Department of Arts and History, the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho will open in October of 2017, forty years after James Castle’s death. Offering diverse educational opportunities, exhibition space, and residency programs, the James Castle House will preserve the home of self-taught artist James Castle while supporting emerging artists with an authentic context for better understanding the interplay between environment and creative process.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquisition
The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently acquired some 54 pieces by James Castle, including drawings, handmade books, texts, and constructions, which reveal the remarkable quality of Castle’s vision. The exhibition, Untitled: The Art of James Castle September 26, 2014 – February 1, 2015 explores how the works themselves can elucidate the world of one of the most enigmatic American artists of the 20th century. These works, Gift of the James Castle Collection and Archive and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment can be viewed on the American Art Museum’s Collections page.