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JAN 26–JUN 16 2013
This exhibition focuses on two-and three-dimensional representations of the feminine, both sacred and profane, from throughout Latin America and over the course of several centuries. Spanning Pre-Columbian through contemporary Latin American art, Feminina highlights the significance of these images and how they have changed over time.
OCT 28 2012–MAR 24 2013
This survey exhibition of still-life photographer Laura Letinsky traces the artist’s work from the late 1990s through today, showcasing the evolving themes in her work—particularly her observations of material-centric society, her explorations of perception, and the effect of the absence of people.
NOV 16 2012–APR 14 2013
This newly commissioned body of work by Indianapolis-based artist Lauren Zoll explores the intersections of painting and video. Numerous large-scale paintings, videos, and a collage affixed to the gallery wall form an immersive, variable installation. The exhibition challenges visitors to interpret the changing and foreign gallery environment.
SEP 13 2012–MAR 31 2013
The exhibition and the LSU publication, Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art, provide a retrospective of the self-taught artist’s life and work. This show exhibits the range and passion of an artist who, in depicting the activities of her daily life, unknowingly documented one of the most significant times in history for Louisiana’s African-American communities.
DEC 12 2012–APR 07 2013
The works featured in this exhibition highlight the ways Mickalene Thomas—whose images of black female sexuality allude to art history and pop culture—experiments with the construction of intimate interior spaces, creating a metaphor for the status of the female body.
FEB 08–APR 07 2013
The last ten years of the London-based, Argentina-born artist’s work are featured in her first major solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Using found and everyday materials, Amalia Pica creates sculptures and installations that address the limits of language and other fundamental issues of communication.
JAN 25–MAY 26 2013
The exhibition presents work by a selection of contemporary Chinese women artists who engage with issues of identity formation in a globalized society. Two prints by Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu anchor the exhibition, which explores themes of rapid urbanization and digital technologies in China.
JAN 11–MAR 24 2013
Katie Armstrong uses traditional hand-drawn animation techniques to explore the interaction between popular culture and personal experience, creating a dialogue between internal and external worlds. This exhibition showcases two of her videos—one that looks back on a recent body of work inspired by pop music and another that suggests a new direction.
FEB 27–JUN 02 2013
This retrospective of the work of Jay DeFeo (1929–89) showcases her unconventional approach to materials and intensive, physical process. The array of more than 130 objects, including collages, drawings, paintings, photographs, small sculptures, and jewelry, will illuminate DeFeo’s courageous experimentation and extraordinary vision.
OCT 19 2012–APR 13 2013
This exhibition features a monumental inflated sculpture suspended in the museum’s atrium by Parisian artist Anne Ferrer, who stitched the playful undulating form on site during a two month-long residency. The show includes working drawings and watercolors of past site-specific installations by the artist.