Posts Tagged ‘art’

Weatherspoon Acquires New Work by Kara Walker


Kara Walker, "An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters", 2010, six etchings; edition 5/30, Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Thrilled to announce this—the Weatherspoon Art Museum will soon add to its collection a brand new series of six etchings by world-renowned artist Kara Walker! Walker is known for exploring race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic figures and narrative scenes. She uses the traditionally proper Victorian medium of the silhouette to produce disturbing images that explore the legacy of slavery in America. In An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters (2010), Walker mines imagery connected to the lives of female slaves transported across the Atlantic to the ante-bellum South.

Walker’s etchings will join other important works in the Weatherspoon’s collection that explore issues related to identity and civil rights. Her work will be presented in Fall 2011 in an exhibition organized by curator of collections Elaine Gustafson and UNCG associate professor of art history George Dimock titled, Race and Representation: The African American Presence in American Art.

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Hans Hofmann documentary in the gallery


PBS documentary that originally aired on PBS

Be sure to take a few moments to view the documentary Hans Hofmann: artist/teacher, teacher/artist while viewing the current Hofmann exhibition at the Weatherspoon.

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Recent article about visiting artist Mona Wu

"Hula Tangle #1"

Mona Wu, "Hula Tangle #1", monotype, 2007.

Article that appeared in YES! Weekly by Brain Creen about visiting artist Mona Wu.

Mona Wu recently came to the Weatherspoon Art Museum for a special workshop

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Warhol article appearing in the High Point Enterprise


Visit the High Point Enterprise newspaper site to read the lastest WAM coverage of the Andy Warhol exhibition.

"Big Shot"

photo: Martin Tucker

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