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Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds

Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds

Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, June 20, 2020

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

Chao Shao-an (Chinese, 1905-1998) lived a momentous life vividly expressed through brush and ink over a nearly eighty-year career.  This intimate exhibition of seventeen works are drawn from the collection of his family and feature detailed yet poetic images of the natural world for which the artist developed an international reputation.  These...

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Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America

Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America

January 18 – May 16, 2020

O’Shaughnessy (East) Galleries

In eighteenth-century Spanish America, sculpted images of the Virgin Mary were frequent subjects of paintings. Some of these "statue paintings" depicted sculptures famed for miraculous intercession in medieval Spain. Others captured the likenesses of statues originating in the Americas and were similarly celebrated for their divine intervention. Like the statues...

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Dimensions of Power: African Art at the Snite Museum of Art

Dimensions of Power: African Art at the Snite Museum of Art

Museum is closed to the public

Fritz and Milly Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery

The Snite Museum of Art African art collection reopened the fall of 2017 within a larger, more prestigious space on the main floor of the Museum.  The reinstallation explores themes of power. In the past, African art was often tied into the way African leaders promoted their agendas. Royalty and rulers used...

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