Destination: Latin America
October 24, 2019–February 9, 2020
Destination: Latin America discusses the key historical and artistic movements that influenced Latin American art. The exhibition looks at work created by artists affiliated with the artistic revolution that emerged after the Mexican revolution of 1910–1920; sculpture and painting by key South American artists after World War II that explored color, form, space, and motion; work by Caribbean and South American artists inspired by African art, surrealism, and Magical Realism; the challenges faced by artists living under the dictatorships of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s; and contemporary artists addressing globalization, violence, and social criticism.
Destination: Latin America is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, and curated by Patrice Giasson, the Alex Gordon Curator of Art of the Americas, with the curatorial assistance of Marianelli Neumann. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Alex Gordon Estate, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council. Additional support is provided by generous donors to the Annual Exhibition Fund: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H.N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.
Gods & Things: Asian Art from the Permanent Collection
November 1, 2019–February 23, 2020
Gods & Things is an exhibition that explores the intersection of religion with artistry, material, and trade through objects from South and East Asia held in the permanent collection. Featuring an eclectic selection of both sacred and mundane objects ranging from the 2nd to 20th centuries, the exhibition will highlight depictions and representations of divinities, eccentrics, and sacred narrative as translated into pilgrimage sites, sacred architectures, ritual implements, and luxury objects. Capable of retaining multiple layers of meanings in different time and context, the objects in Gods and Things suggest an integrative approach toward religious art in Asia—one that reflects the reality of the practices and philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism in ordinary people’s everyday lives.
This exhibition is curated by art historian William Ma, PhD, a faculty member at LSU College of Art and Design. Ma specializes in the artistic exchanges between China and the world in the late-imperial and modern periods.
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years
July 9, 2020–September 27, 2020
This exhibition surveys American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day.Selections from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, among others. Additions from the LSU Museum of Art permanent collection will expand the period of chair design into the 18th century.
The Art of Seating is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, in collaboration with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
Southbound: Photographs Of and
About the New South
October 22, 2020–February 14, 2021
Southbound comprises fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about the region.
Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston School of the Arts.
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