The nature of film and video as a medium often compels artists to focus on the idea of seeing and being seen. In this exhibition, Charles Atlas, VALIE EXPORT and Shelly Silver all address the "rules of looking" and how they are affected by gender roles.
In 1946, amid a “Cold War” conflict that emerged between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II, the Department of State embarked on an innovative program of cultural diplomacy. At the heart of this initiative was a project known as Advancing American Art.
Fernando La Rosa brings a deep array of perspectives to his portraits of the awesome stones and vistas of the Silent Cities of his native Peru. He has visited these sites over many years, during which time his photography has been grounded in a rigorous questioning of the image.
This focused exhibition of decorative arts coincides with the seventh biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts and will highlight new acquisitions and other objects of importance in furniture, silver and other mediums.
Organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise" is the largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in more than 25 years.
Fifty-six works from the Westmoreland's permanent collection make up this exhibition that spans 200 years of American art, from colonial times to the mid-20th century, as the United States came into its own as the cultural capital of the world.