Borne of Necessity

  • Jan 18, 2004 – Apr 11, 2004

This January, the Weatherspoon presents an exhibition that considers the causes and effects of poverty in contemporary life. Featured will be the work of ten contemporary artists or artists' groups from throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Slovenia; four of whom have created new works for the exhibition. The project aims to increase awareness of the causes of poverty and to provoke a response to the issue. It will be particularly relevant in North Carolina, a state that has pioneered efforts to define poverty and now is experiencing a higher rate of joblessness than the nation as a whole.

A major iillustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition with essays by Carol Becker, Dean of the School of The Arts, Chicago; and Ron Platt, Weatherspoon curator of exhibitions. 

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.