David Barnett Gallery

Cow Jumping Over the Moon: Cow Art from Around the World

Cow Jumping Over the Moon: Cow Art from Around the World

grazing by heather foster

Heather Foster

Grazing, 2002

Saturday, October 20, 2012Saturday, January 12, 2013


Milwaukee, WI USA

The David Barnett Gallery is pleased to present its "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon": Cow Art From Around the World exhibit. An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night & Day, Friday, October 19, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The exhibit will run through January 12, 2013.

Featuring a diversity of art from Old Masters to Contemporary. Artists represented will be Rembrandt, Claude Gellee (Le Lorrain), Leroy Neiman, Schomer Lichtner, Ruth Grotenrath, Timothy Kussow, Miguel Castro Lenero, Heather Foster, Dan Muller, Reginald Gee, Sylvia Spicuzza, Robert Richter, Katherine Hartley, Karen Hoepting, David Barnett and John Costigan. Latin American art, African Sculptures and Vintage Posters will also be on display.

While many of us understand the image of the cow as representing our home state, the dairy land, in actuality it is a universal symbol of fertility. The use of the symbol of the cow is not a recent one, but can be traced as far back as Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Norse mythology. For all these cultures the cow symbolizes motherhood, fertility, nourishment, abundance, and feminine power.

All the artists displayed in “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon”: Cow Art From Around the World plays upon this concept in one-way or another. The exhibit itself contains images from across the globe as well as across time, joining together works from the 1600’s to the present.