The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction
"Men Seldom Make Passes"
through August 29, 2013
James R. Reynolds Student Art Gallery
Tue-Fri 9am-8pm and Sat-Sun noon-6pm
Minna Citron, an award-winning American painter and printmaker, was at the forefront of 20th Century art movements. She began her career in the late 1920s in New York City and her work took her across the United States as well as to Paris, London, and Havana.
Her works are parts of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. This exhibition is on loan from the artist's granddaughter Christine Hyde Citron.
You can read more about Citron and her career here.
Through the Lens of Howard G. Buffett
Conflict & Development: The Nexus of Animal, Environment and the Human Condition
This exhibit focuses attention on wildlife, human conflict and food insecurity. Howard G. Buffett has dedicated his life to affecting a positive change in developing nations through agricultural improvements, sanitation and providing assistance to displaced peoples. Through his photography he is able to raise awareness and move individuals to take action. The beautiful colors, textures and patterns capture the eye and give an insightful and intimate look at people and animals around the world. The unique perspective makes an impression that will remain intact for years to come.
A full list of exhibit partners and hosts is available here.
George Rodrigue, The Blue Dog
George Rodrigue was born and raised in New Iberia, at the heart of Cajun culture. After studying at what is now The University of Louisiana at Layfayette, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. After school, Rodrigue returned to Louisiana.
Rodrigue's love and appreciation for Cajun culture are evident throughout his works. His early works feature myths and personalities from Louisiana. Today, he is best known for his Blue Dog paintings. The first Blue Dog was commissioned for the cover of a book of Cajun ghost stories. Since then, it has developed into the Blue Dog we all know and love today.
Jacob Lawrence: Prints
Jacob Lawrence: Prints, features color prints created by Jacob Lawrence between 19872 and 2000. The exhibition was curated by Peter Nesbett, editor of Jacob Lawrence, The Complete Prints (1963-2000), The Catalogue Raisonne.
Jacob Lawrence: Prints provides a rare opportunity to experience Lawrence's work first-hand. It provides insight into Lawrence's interest in visual storytelling and his deft ability to address grand subjects with an economy of artistic means. They are evidence of the artist's ability to mine historical subject matter to address contemporary concerns. And they reflect the artist's ongoing attempt to explore the nature of humanity and to make sense of the mysteries of life.
Since his first published print in 1963 Jacob Lawrence has produced a body of prints that is both highly dramatic and intensely personal. In his graphic work, as in his paintings, Lawrence has turned to the lessons of history and to his own experience. From depictions of civil rights confrontations to scenes of daily life, these images present a vision of a common struggle toward unity and equality, a universal struggle deeply seated in the depths of the human consciousness.
The exhibition was on view April 21-June 16, 2012.
Thank you to our generous partners:
Department of Multicultural Services
MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee
Africana Studies Program
Race & Ethnic Studies Institute