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Figurative Painting from the Collection

January 25, 2022 through July 2, 2022
  • Robert Colescott, The Other Washingtons.
  • Aaron Douglas, Window Cleaning.
  • Marsden Hartley, Young Worshipper of the Truth.
  • Room in New York by Edward Hopper
    Edward Hopper, Room in New York.
  • Hung Liu, Meal II.
  • Yinka Shonibare, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (America).
  • Joyce Pensato, Mr. MotoMickey.
  • Norman Rockwell, The County Agricultural Agent.
  • Mark Flood, Vote for Law and Order (Orange on Aqua).
  • Neil D. Welliver, Dark Canoe.

Second-floor south galleries, including the Sarah Pearson Campbell Gallery and the Woods Family Gallery

The large-scale, figurative works in this exhibition focus attention on artists who use their subjects as both the reason to paint and the embodiment of historical or personal moments. Although stylistically diverse, they share a common attention to the figure that enables them to set scenes, tell stories, and convey emotions. Paintings by Aaron Douglas, Shoshanna Weinberger, Robert Henri, Yinka Shonibare, Walt Kuhn, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and others are featured.

Exhibition support is provided by Roseann and Phil Perry, Rhonda Seacrest, Donna Woods and Jon Hinrichs, and Hixson-Lied Endowment.