Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

The morning of March 28th I saw one of the most inspiring shows of my art history tenure. Entitled “Black models: from Géricault to Matisse”, the exhibition highlighted the major contributions of black people and personalities in art history.

The exhibition is based on Denise Murrell’s 2013 dissertation for Columbia University’s department of art history and archaeology, as is the Posing Modernity catalog, co-published by Yale University Press. It debuted in NYC at the Wallach Art Gallery in from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, where Murrell, Ph.D., served as curator of the exhibition in New York and is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

The curators for the Paris exhibition are Cécile Debray, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, Stéphane Guégan, scientific advisor to the President of the Musées d’Orsay and Orangerie, Denise Murrell, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Isolde Pludermacher and Edouard Papet, curators at the Musée d’Orsay.

Please enjoy some of the works from the show below:

 

Please visit the exhibition through July 21, 2019.

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose magazine turned 10 years old this year. At MOCA they marked the 10th anniversary by featuring the works of 51 artists who were featured between its pages. The exhibition entitled Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose features works by artists in a variety of media, such as installation, painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Below are a few of my favorists:

Tim Biskup “Asylum #4” 2008 Cel-Vinyl acrylic on wooden panel on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Mark Dean Veca “Oh Yeah” 2011 India ink and acrylic on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Wim Delvoye “Cement Truck” 2010 Laser-cut stainless steel on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Martin Wittfooth “Incantation” 2014 Oil on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Ron English “Combrat Rising” 2012 Oil on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Sheldon Museum of Art

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Dennis Kuronen “Untitled” 1974 Stainless steel (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

The permanent collection exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art, located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was a highlight of my recent trip to the region. The artists within their permanent collection exhibition are varied and show the range and breadth of their collecting practices over the last 125 years of existence Sheldon Art Association. For more information on the Museum click here.

Enjoy some highlights from my visit:

Dan Flavin "Untitled" 1964 (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.)

Dan Flavin “Untitled” 1964 (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.)

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Kara Walker “The Means to an End…A Shadow Drama in Five Acts” 1995 (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)

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Detail from Carrie Mae Weems “Kitchen Table Series” 1990 (printed 2003) (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015)