Featuring a new body of paintings by Cree artist Kent Monkman—including two commissioned works for the Hood Museum of Art's permanent collections—The Great Mystery serves as both an introduction to and a revisitation of Monkman's early interest in abstract expressionism.
Ochre is a family of mineral pigments made from iron oxides and hydroxides, commonly known as rust.
While many images of battle celebrate glorious victories or acts of bravery, other representations record instances of trauma and suffering. This exhibition brings together depictions of conflict that focus attention on the human effects of war, especially on civilians.
Emphasizing the role of women artists and feminine aesthetics in crafting African and African diaspora art histories, this exhibition surveys themes of home, kinship, motherhood, femininity, and intimacy in both historic and contemporary works.