Past Exhibitions

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Eye Level: Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection

December 3, 2006 – February 25, 2007

Portraits are an ancient and powerful means of communication. Among the earliest known portraits are those that were made to commemorate ancestors. Heads made of clay or carved from stone were used in religious ceremonies to revere the dead, who were believed to live in the spirit world. Later, portraits... More

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Painter of the Spirit

November 19, 2006 – February 25, 2007

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is honored to present a dozen works by America's best-known African American artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner. Made possible in part by a generous loan of art from the Smithsonian Institution, this show is organized around a major Tanner painting recently given to the Weatherspoon... More

Art on Paper 2006

November 12, 2006 – January 21, 2007

This year’s presentation of the Weatherspoon’s “Art on Paper” biennial exhibition showcases more than 100 unique works made on (or of) paper by both emerging and established artists from across the U.S., as well as from Canada and Europe. “Art on Paper 2006” is curated by Xandra Eden and... More

Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades

October 15, 2006 – December 17, 2006

Drawing has always been a key component of Bochner's work, and this exhibition is the first to offer an overview of his drawing practice. More

Henri Matisse: Prints and Bronzes from the Permanent Collection

October 1, 2006 – January 14, 2007

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the famous Cone Collection of modern art. There is, of course, a second Cone collection, one less well known internationally but certainly treasured here in North Carolina: the Etta and Claribel Cone Collection at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. More

Dario Robleto: Falk Visiting Artist

September 24, 2006 – December 17, 2006

This solo exhibition of sculpture by the acclaimed San Antonio-based artist Dario Robleto focuses on symbols of grief and mourning connected to U.S. soldiers of war. The works in the exhibition inventively integrate the ephemeral by-products of past wars—excavated shrapnel and bullet lead, soldiers... More