Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1969, oil and gold leaf on canvas. The Studio Museum in Harlem, Gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman, 83.25. © Barkley L. Hendricks. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
The following exhibitions are planned in upcoming months at the Hood Museum of Art. Please note that dates and descriptions are subject to change.
August 30 through December 14, 2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade's artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.
This exhibition is curated by Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Ford Foundation.
The exhibition's presentation at the Hood Museum of Art was generously supported by Claire Foerster and Daniel S. Bernstein, Class of 1987, Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund.
January 17 through March 15, 2015
The realm of Poseidon encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities, explores each of his dominions through more than one hundred works of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art produced between 800 BCE and 400 CE. Visitors will see striking black-figure and red-figure pottery, alongside sculptures in terracotta, marble, and precious metals, and extraordinary examples of ancient glass, mosaics, carved gems, and coins, all providing a rich picture of life in the ancient world. Poseidon and the Sea offers an intimate look at not only the mysteries of the ancient world but at the timeless beauty and wonder of the sea that continues to resonate with us in the present day. Organized by the Tampa Museum of Art, Poseidon and the Sea is curated by Seth Pevnick, Dartmouth College Class of 1999 and former Hood Museum of Art intern, who is currently the Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Tampa Museum of Art.
This exhibition has been organized by the Tampa Museum of Art. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art was generously supported by the Eleanor Smith Fund, the Evelyn A. J. Hall Fund, and the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund.
January 24 through March 15, 2015
Organized in collaboration with twenty-five studio art majors from the Class of 2015, this exhibition explores the breadth and global diversity of portraiture and self-portraiture in contemporary art. Drawn mostly from the holdings of the Hood Museum of Art, with a few key loans from private collections, About Face encompasses a range of approaches to contemporary portraiture. While many of the works engage with direct observation and autobiography, others focus on the manipulation of identity through disguise and assumed personae. Among the show's thematic threads are the relevance of historical precedents to contemporary practice and the influence of media stereotypes of self-presentation. The exhibition will include works by thirty artists, including Chuck Close, Susanna Coffey, Rineke Dijkstra, Marit Folstad, Lucien Freud, Alex Katz, Nikki S. Lee, Sarah McEneaney, Bruce Nauman, Enrico Riley, Kiki Smith, Jeff Wall, and Andy Warhol. About Face offers a provocative and engaging forum for considering how we define portraiture today, who is being portrayed and what does the artist want us to know about them, and how does the portrait disclose insights about both its subject and its maker.
This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art.
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