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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power

from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

January 30 – May 14, 2016

Friends, Colorado, Chicago, and East Galleries

Kara Walker is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today; she is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, and sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies. 

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Kara Walker

Kara Walker (American, b. 1969), Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated): Alabama Loyalists Greeting the Federal Gun-Boats, edition 21/35, 2005, offset lithography and screenprint, 39 x 53 inches, collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Philosophy 4000/5000 – The Sublime; 
Honors Program 3153 – Art and Environment; 
Honors Program 2151 – The Empire Strikes Back: 
Postcolonial Studies with a Focus on Africa; 
Elementary Education 3170 – Art in the Elementary School

January 30 – June 4, 2016

Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery

The Art Museum continues the successful teaching gallery model in in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery by working closely with faculty from the Honors Program, Education and Philosophy for their specific courses on issues of art and the environment, the notion of the sublime, elementary school art education and concepts of postcolonial society. 

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Eliot Porter (American, 1901-1990), Ice Cave, near Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica, December 7, 1975, 1975, dy transfer print, 10-7/16 x 8-1/16 inches, gift of Melvin and Elaine Wolfe, 1984.195,45

From Samurai to Geisha: Depictions of Gender in Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints

April 2 – July 16, 2016

James Boyle Gallery

From 1603 to 1867, Japanese culture flourished and featured a unique and highly controlled system of gender dynamics. Japanese Traditional Theater, or Kabuki (歌舞伎), often exaggerated these dynamics for dramatic and oftentimes comedic effect. 

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1982.11 Japanese Prints

Hasegawa Sabanobu I (Japanese, unknown), Kabuki Play: Asao Yoroku II as Matsunaga Daizen, not dated, woodblock print, 9-11/16 x 6-7/8 inches, Friends of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 1982.11

Beyond the Model: Contemporary Women Artists from the Art Museum Collection (Part 1)

April 2 – July 23, 2016

South One Gallery

Women have been the subject of some of the most famous works of art, however as artists they have been historically underrepresented.  Art created by women previously was often dismissed as “craft art” rather than fine art.  

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Leslie Dill (American, b. 1950), Hummingbird Dress, 2014, color lithograph with mixed media, 22-3/8 x 22-1/4 inches, W. Sherman and Dorothy A. Burns Revocable Trust Purchase, 2014.20


April 9 – July 23, 2016

South Two Gallery

Painter, sculptor and installation artist Aimé Mpane (Congolese, b. 1968) creates colorful, rough-hewn portraits and mosaic-like wall murals from plywood. Constructed of three compressed layers, the light brown, white and dark brown wood represents human skin, which he carves with a traditional African adze.  

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Aimé Mpane, L'envie, 2013 mural on pieces of wood, 70 x 70 x 7 inches, lent by Haines Gallery, San Francisco and the artist

Upcoming Summer Exhibitions

Oversized: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection, May 28 – August 6, 2016

Objects of Power: Artistry of Weapons Across Cultures, June 4 – August 6, 2016

New Acquisitions, June 18 – July 23, 2016

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