May 22–August 15, 2021
With works in a variety of mediums by nearly eighty artists dating from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions presents close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem, this landmark exhibition proposes a plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding the Studio Museum’s powerful collection.
June 12, 2021–August 21, 2022
This exhibition focuses on portrayals of domesticated animals from the Frye Art Museum’s collection as a way to examine how human-animal relations have shifted over time, and to reflect upon the role art plays in mediating our relationships with animals more broadly.
September 18, 2021–January 16, 2022
Duane Linklater works across a range of mediums to address the contradictions of contemporary Indigenous life within and beyond settler systems of knowledge, representation, and value. This survey brings together sculptures, video works, and digital prints on linen, as well as new adaptations of key installations and site-responsive pieces.
February 12–June 5, 2022
Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm. Her evocative scenes feature ambiguous figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through unexpected color choices and experimental painterly gestures. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this exhibition is the largest presentation of Quarles’s work to date.