Past Exhibitions

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Henri Matisse: In Two and Three Dimensions

July 2, 2011 – October 2, 2011

An artist whose radical style left a lasting mark on modern art, Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) was attracted to the female human body and used it as one of the primary themes in his work. More

Allora & Calzadilla: A Man Screaming Is Not a Dancing Bear

June 18, 2011 – September 18, 2011

Marking the sixth year anniversary of the devastation that swept through New Orleans, the Weatherspoon presents a video installation, "A Man Screaming Is Not a Dancing Bear" (2008) by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artistic duo creates metaphors for political and social issues through... More

Tom LaDuke: run generator

June 18, 2011 – September 18, 2011

Tom LaDuke is a painter of light: light streaming into his Los Angeles studio; light emanating from the cathode ray tube of a television set; light from a film still frozen on the TV. These sources meld together within his meticulously crafted paintings, which are completed with a top layer of impastoed... More

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008

May 28, 2011 – August 21, 2011

This is the first major survey exhibition of paintings by the British-born, Yale-educated painter Rackstraw Downes (b. 1939), who divides his time between New York and Texas and has been painting exterior and interior panoramic scenes of the American land- and urbanscape for over thirty-five years. More

Encore!: Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection

May 21, 2011 – August 7, 2011

During the early 1700s in Japan, a new form of artistic expression known as ukiyo-e or floating world pictures developed which depicted the escapist and ephemeral pleasures offered at the time by the entertainment districts of the cities of Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Osaka. More

Persian and Indian Miniatures

May 21, 2011 – August 7, 2011

Appearing sometime between the 10th and 12th century, Persian and Indian miniature paintings hold a special place in the history of art. Similar to Western illuminated manuscripts, they were first etched on palm leaves and used as illustrations to manuscript texts. Eventually these small-scale, highly... More