Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Detail of a DY Cameron etching

D.Y. Cameron, Ben Ledi (detail), 1911, etching and drypoint

D.Y. Cameron: Mystic Beauty and Sacred Space

28 September – 7 December 2018

Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall

This exhibition represents the first time that the career of the legendary Scottish artist, Sir. David Young Cameron (1865-1945), has been surveyed in depth in California.

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Portrait of Jane Blackmen by Matika Wilbur

Jane Blackmen, Pala Band of Mission Indians © Matika Wilbur 2018

Matika Wilbur: Project 562

9 November 2018 – 3 May 2019

David W. May American Indian Gallery, Serra Hall

Matika Wilbur has been photographing contemporary Native Americans as part of an epic documentary undertaking that she has named Project 562. The May Gallery presentation includes more than a dozen of Wilbur’s recent works from this project, concentrating on portraits she has been making of individuals in the Southwest.

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Concrete poetry image of phrase This is/This isn't.

Davi Det Hompson, Untitled (TH IS NT),n.d., screenprint ©2018 Estate of David E. Thompson

The Printed Word: Textual Play in Contemporary Art

29 October – 14 December 2018

Humanities Center Gallery, Serra Hall

In our contemporary moment, artists frequently incorporate statements that exclude imagery altogether. This exhibition draws on the strength of USD’s growing print collection to examine recent tendencies that explore text in printmaking practices.

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Vintage photograph of Dorothy Day handing out copies of The Catholic Worker

Dorothy Day (detail), c. 1955, © 2018 Vivian Cherry

Love is the Measure: Photos of Dorothy Day by Vivian Cherry

12 October – 14 December 2018

Fine Art Galleries, KIPJ

Vivian Cherry, a street photographer known for her interest in social issues, chronicled Day’s work starting in 1955. Almost 50 of Cherry’s images from these extended photo-essays are brought together in this exhibition.

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