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Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death

This exhibition is the first public presentation of recently rediscovered drawings in which artist Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) imagines his own funeral. The exhibition connects the sketches now known as the Funeral Group to Wyeth’s decades-long engagement with death as an artistic subject in painting, and places his work in conversation with other artists’ self-portraiture and reflections on mortality.

Sarah Cain: hand in hand

Frequently composing at the scale of architecture, the artist Sarah Cain seeks out new territories for painting. With wit, irreverence, and a palette informed by California sunshine, Cain fearlessly works against the grain of a tradition- and history-bound medium to envision what a painting can be and how it can be encountered. Through her art, she manifests the value of responding to a place or a situation from a fresh perspective.

The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art

Islamic art designates secular and religious art made by both Muslims and non-Muslims living within territories defined or influenced by Islam. The paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ornamental objects included in this exhibition date from the thirteenth to the twentieth century and were made in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and India.

Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection

Over the last thirty years, Dr. William ’68 and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras ’68 have amassed one of the foremost collections of American photography in private hands. The collection includes more than 500 photographs spanning from the 1880s to the present. Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection reveals the breadth and depth of this remarkable gift, which includes many rare and unpublished images by well-known photographers.

Ja’Tovia Gary: An Ecstatic Experience

The artist and filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary (b. 1984, Dallas) seeks through her work to liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed and present a nuanced and complex Black interiority. Her documentary films and experimental videos chart how structures of power shape perceptions around representation, race, gender, sexuality, and violence.

2021 Faculty Biennial

The 2021 Faculty Biennial features works in a diverse range of media explored by art department faculty members Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, and Garry Mitchell.

2021 Senior Exhibition

Seniors studying studio art have spent all year working on capstone projects in disciplines that include printmaking, photography, painting, and sculpture. Featuring works by Grace Connolly, Cole Guerin, Adrienne Kaplowitz, Andrew Malia, Dominic Malia, Nicholas Malkemus, Kanon Shambora, Sophia Sherman, Evan Sievers, Hannah Southwick, Katherine Squires, Kaelin Wang, Sarah Warner, Delaney Wood, and Benjamin Woollcott, this show serves as the culmination of their studies.

Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture

The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, 1986–97, is a rare series of 15 prints depicting the life of the leader of the Haitian Revolution. Based on Lawrence’s series of 41 tempera paintings by the same name, the prints in this series manifest Lawrence’s remarkable ability to poignantly chronicle little-known histories. Haiti was the first republic in the world to be founded by former slaves. This history, and Toussaint Louverture’s role in it, gains a new level of relevance today within the context of the ongoing struggle for racial justice.

Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine

The first museum exhibition devoted to the artist Bob Thompson in more than twenty years, This House Is Mine traces the artist’s brief but prolific transatlantic career, examining his formal inventiveness and his engagement with universal themes of collectivity, bearing witness, struggle, and justice. Over a mere eight years, he grappled with the exclusionary Western canon, developing a lexicon of enigmatic forms that he threaded through his work.