Urich said his mother died on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her children and family members.

In 2014 he was selected for the national survey exhibition This exhibition is the final episode in the artist’s series on Colonial America, his successful combining of art, history, and sometimes wicked but always fun-to-read commentary on people — Europeans adventurers and explorers, North American Indians, freed and enslaved blacks, and ravishing women who love, laugh, and die on the banks of the Hudson from Manhattan up to Lake Oneida.

The action begins in 1791 and continues through 1793, real time for New York City just flaunting its new identity on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan, and thriving under English rule.

Bestowing kinetic energy on a sculpture demands of its maker a sophisticated approach to scale and movement.

The installation, itself, always requires new construction and problem solving aided by programming platforms for electronics and the traditional push and pull of winches, pulleys, and rigging. Kuehnle who teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has had solo shows at museums, galleries and universities in the United States and internationally.

For this exhibition, Gilbert Stuart’s famous painting, , on loan to the Museum, as well as the Museum’s collection of artifacts and engravings show this leader in images beautiful, respectful, and, sometimes, flamboyant, that were made to frame our vision of him and charge our patriotism and memories.

George Washington was painted three times by American painter Gilbert Stuart between 17.

Massively scaled, these sculptures are put in your way, so that you ask, “Is this space mine, or does it belong this extremely large creature blocking me?

” Kuehnle’s message, Kuehnle sculptures, which he makes from vinyl-coated polyester fabric, inflate and deflate, pulsing, and by extension breathing, like an organism.

The city’s first denizens, the Dutch, are “has beens,” unwillingly departed from the city they called New Amsterdam, and now skirmishing with their Iroquois allies in the Hudson Valley nearby to the north.