Co-curated by Adam Larsen and Jason Lanegan
January 23 to March 11, 2020
This exhibition showcases the book as the most important invention in history and investigates the structure of the book as a formal and conceptual catalyst for artists in the 21st Century. It includes bookworks that explore unique and challenging approaches that transcend convention.
by Grant Fuhst, Vincent Mattina and Chauncey Secrist
January 22 to March 11, 2020
Crescent Gallery (West and Case)
The Anthropocene defines Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced. In this show, three artists with diverse sensibilities interpret what it is to experience environmental impact growing at an unprecedented rate and explore the effects of the ever-changing forces on our world.
January 13 to March 30, 2020
The Western landscape has a powerful hold on us. Mountainous to long stretches of nothing. It is, however, endlessly fascinating. From Wyoming to the Mexican border, nowhere is it a land of gentle rains and nodding flowers. It is rough, violent and vast. Our home, with its ungoverned past and unforgiving weather, are synonymous with hardship. People willing to put themselves and their families in unspeakable danger for better lives. The people who settle the West, in the past as well as now, have paid a hard price to be here, I paint the land in its dangerous beauty.
Created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service,
in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture
January 14 to March 22, 2020
Crescent Gallery (East)
The City of Hope poster exhibition honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for economic justice and opportunity for every U.S. citizen. It examines the Poor People’s Campaign – a grassroots, multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington D.C. For 43 days between May and June 1968, demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City. The exhibit explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. This set of unique and highly informative posters will engage and inspire visitors and students.