International Art to be Focus of Upcoming Season
The 2013-2014 season for SU Art Galleries features international art and artists. The exhibitions highlight contemporary, historic and ethnographic art from around the globe. Included in the programming will be artwork from the University’s vast permanent Art Collection, including an important recent gift to the collection, in addition to loaned artwork and exhibitions from institutions across the United States.
Opening September 5 and running through October 20, Nyumba ya Sanaa: Works from the Maryknoll Collection, is an exhibition of recent acquisitions to the University Art Collection that introduce the Central New York community to Tanzanian paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture made between 1972 and 1995. Also on display will be artwork created by Henninger High School students who have been inspired by the Tanzanian exhibition. Work from Indonesia that closely parallels the subjects, media and styles of the African Art will be part of the exhibition.
Opening on November 7, 2013 and running until January 12, 2014, Print Making Revolution: Mexican Prints and the Taller de Grafica Popular focuses on the work produced at the influential workshop in Mexico City during the political and social unrest of the post-Mexican Revolution. These prints advanced a variety of revolutionary ideals and causes, including the formation of organized labor, the fight for civil rights, and an active campaign against fascism. Also on view will be Paul Strand's famous Mexican Portfolio, which includes photographs of people, landscapes, architecture, and religious objects that he encountered in Mexico during his travels there in 1932.
The international year continues with an exhibition from January 30- March 16, 2014 featuring a selection of images made by the women in the Mithila region of northern India. This exhibition also features contemporary art of South Africa Recent work by several Johannesburg artists including Diane Victor will be on view.
The season concludes its special exhibitions with the annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, showcasing the talent and breadth of Master of Fine Arts candidates in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The dates for the annual MFA show are April 3- May 11, 2014.
The permanent exhibition galleries will host exhibitions that acknowledge our international theme. The Gallery of American Art will present a yearlong display of work made by artists who relocated to the United States. These immigrant artists have had a profound effect on how we view ourselves and the world. The Print and Photography Study Rooms will each display works from the collection that explore the artwork, landscape and people of Japan.
The shows are free and open to the public.