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- There will be a Community Forum with artist James Pate on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.
- An Artist Talk with James Pate will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
at the Shaw Center for the Arts
|Nari Ward, Swing, 2010, Shoe tips, |
car tire, shoe tongues, rope.
Courtesy of the artist and
Lehman Maupin Gallery.
- An Artist Talk, featuring Nari Ward, will be on Monday, March 24, 2014, 5:00 pm at the LSU Design Building Auditorium, room 103.
- In addition to the Artist Talk, the LSU Museum of Art will present a series of additional programs designed to further explore the exhibition, Rooted Communities.
College Park, Maryland
David C. Driskell Center
University of Maryland
|Charles White, Jubilee, 1974,|
Oil on board, Courtesy of Landau Traveling
Exhibitions/Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Durham, North Carolina
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Motley Jr., Black Belt, 1934. Oil on canvas, 33”x
40.5”. Collection of the Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. ©
Valerie Gerrard Browne. |
Archibald Motley includes 42 works, representing each period of Motley's career from 1919 to 1960. In addition to his Chicago paintings, the exhibition features his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico. These significant works are presented together for the first time. Many of Motley's most important portraits and cultural scenes remain in private collections; few museums have had the opportunity to acquire his work.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist will be complemented by free programs and events.
- The Nasher Museum will hold a daylong scholarly symposium related to the exhibition on Friday, February 28, 2014.
- In the Spring 2014 term, curator Richard J. Powell will teach a Duke University course focused on the exhibition.
- For additional programs, events, see Archibald Motley Calendar.
Flint Institute of Arts
Hodge and Temporary Exhibition Galleries
|Hank Willis Thomas, American, b. 1976. Basketball and Chain, 2007, Lambda print, 60” x 40”. Collection of Elliot and Kimberly Perry. Reproduced with permission from the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.|
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) partners with the Charles H Wright Museum of African AmericanHistory in bringing the Perry Collection to Michigan. Modern works from the early part of the Perry Collection will be on view in Detroit at the same time the contemporary works will be shown at the FIA.
A catalogue will accompany Point of View: Contemporary African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection. For more information regarding exhibition and accompanying programs: See Flint Institute of Arts.
New York, New York
Christ You Know It Ain't Easy!! is Deborah Grant's first solo museum show in New York. It is the latest installment in Grant's ongoing series, Random Select, in which she interweaves historical accounts and personal experiences with references to contemporary political and social issues. May A. Bell, the subject of this exhibition, was troubled for many years by mental illness, and was committed to a mental facility in Boston in 1940, where she died the next year from heart failure.
In Grant's story, Bell encounters Matisse in a dream after falling asleep while working late one night on her drawings. The modern master appears at the foot of her bed discoursing on his famous large-scale paper collages, which he calls "painting with scissors". After a brief discussion about abstract art, religion, and her own personal history, Bell wakes up only to realize that she is in the Boston State Hospital. Rendered trough graphic silhouettes, intricate line drawings, and collaged photographic elements, Grant's fictionalized narrative provides an alternate account of the legacy of modernist painting, one not told in the history books.
Accompanying Program: Walk through with the artist and curator on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm.