Figured/Out: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection

  • Mar 11, 2007 – Jul 8, 2007
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2007.

Standing in front of a work of contemporary art, many viewers can feel disconnected from it. “What is this supposed to be?” is perhaps the most common reaction. “Isn’t art supposed to look like something I know? A portrait? A figure? A still life or landscape?” The answer is: yes, art can look like things in the world, but art can also be about ideas and emotions. How we think and how we feel are not tangible objects and do not look like anything at all. This exhibition features a selection of contemporary art showing how artists work to explore the possibilities of non-figurative expression.

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