Exhibitions

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Detail of drawing in the exhibition

Taddeo Zuccaro, Design for a chapel, c. 1553, Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk, ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection

Italian Renaissance Drawings and Prints from The British Museum

September 13 – December 13 2019

Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall

Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection will include over 40 original drawings and prints by Italian Renaissance artists—including Michelangelo, Fra Lippo Lippi, and others—from the renowned collection of The British Museum.

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Film still from video on view

Ja’Tovia Gary, Still from Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE), 2017, video with sound, 6:11, Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery

Screenings 4: Ja’Tovia Gary

September 4 – October 17, 2019

Humanities Center Gallery, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall

Screenings 4 features two of Ja'Tovia Gary’s recent works: An Ecstatic Experience (2015) and Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), (2017). Gary is an artist and filmmaker whose work seeks to “liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed while fleshing out a nuanced and multivalent Black interiority.”

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Two posters on view in the exhibition

The Longest Walk, 1978 (left); We Will Be There, n.d. Published by the Dennis Banks Defense Committee (right)

Indigenous Protest Posters from AIM to DAPL

November 15, 2019 – May 8, 2020

David W. May Gallery, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall

More than 40 compelling graphics documenting a half century of political action—from, roughly, the occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay to violent protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock—are brought together by this exhibition.

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Detail of a broadside print by Posada

José Guadalupe Posada, La Calavera Arguendera de gatos y garbanceras, 1905–19, Print Collection, USD

Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

October 28 – December 13, 2019

Humanities Center Gallery, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall

Born in Mexico in 1852, José Guadalupe Posada is regarded as the "father of Mexican printmaking," celebrated for his bitingly satirical prints. His eye-catching engravings appeared on broadsides—posters printed on cheap paper for Day of the Dead celebrations—that skewered the ruling class, commented on current events, and drew on Mexico’s history and folklore.

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