Current
Exhibitions

JUL 16–AUG 31, 2014

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions  

Joanne Leonard, Winged Ones (Julia and Cicada Wings), 1985, Silver print and cliché verre on paper. Museum purchase, Mrs. John C. Sigourney (Mary Singleton) ’49 Fund.
Joanne Leonard, Winged Ones (Julia and Cicada Wings), 1985, Silver print and cliché verre on paper. Museum purchase, Mrs. John C. Sigourney (Mary Singleton) ’49 Fund.

Joanne Leonard

Winged Ones (Julia and Cicada Wings)
1985
Silver print and cliché verre on paper.

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions showcases recently acquired pieces in dialogue with artwork from MCAM’s permanent collection.

The exhibition celebrates the diversity of the Museum’s holdings, featuring a range of media from painting, video, and photography to sculpture and works on paper and contextualizes new acquisitions of work by Binh Danh, Judy Chicago, Joanne Leonard, Mika Rottenberg, Sylvia Sleigh, Allison Smith, Kathryn Spence, Carrie Mae Weems, and Pae White, among others, with the works in the collection by artists such as Ansel Adams, Joseph Breitenbach, Sam Easterson, Olafur Eliasson, and Mona Hatoum.

Binh Danh, Military Foliage #2, Chlorophyll print and resin, 2010. Museum purchase, Susan L. Mills Fund.
Binh Danh, Military Foliage #2, Chlorophyll print and resin, 2010. Museum purchase, Susan L. Mills Fund.

Binh Danh

Military Foliage #2
2010

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions explores multiple themes, including artistic ideas
surrounding gender, race, and cultural identity; the politics of war, featuring examples from World War II to the present; and environmental change, from late 19th century landscape photographs to contemporary examinations of urban impact.

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions features 128 works by 63 artists including Ansel Adams, Sybil Anikeyev, William M. Auerbach-Levy, Traci Bartlow, Rina Banerjee, Ray Boynton, Joseph Breitenbach, Cecily Brown, Judy Chicago, Anne Colvin, William Edward Dassonville, Binh Danh, Sam Easterson, Mary Jeanette Edwards, Olafur Eliasson, John Gutmann, Nyosen Hamada, Rex Hardy, Mona Hatoum, Clark Hobart, Sengai Igawa, Rashid Johnson, Shunpan Katayama, Senrin Kirigaya, Shiun Kondo, Keba Armand Konte, and Joanne Leonard.

Allison Smith, The Compass Rose [from the Exit Art Print Portfolio, Expose], 2008, 13 color screen print on linen. Gift of Exit Art c/o John Koegel, The Koegel Group LLP
Allison Smith, The Compass Rose [from the Exit Art Print Portfolio, Expose], 2008, 13 color screen print on linen. Gift of Exit Art c/o John Koegel, The Koegel Group LLP

Allison Smith

The Compass Rose [from the Exit Art Print Portfolio, Expose]
2008
13 color screen print on linen.

Other artists include Alexander Liberman, Susan Magnus, David Maxim, Ron Nagel, Kougai Noguchi, Inhwan Oh, Robert Oliver, Roi Partridge, Clayton David Pinkerton, Joseph M. Raphael, William Seltzer Rice, Norman Rockwell, Mika Rottenberg,Bernice Sender, Ben Shahn, Kouyo Shibata, Sylvia Sleigh, Allison Smith, Shinique Smith, Alec Soth, Kathryn Spence, Adele Barnes Stackpole, Clyde Sunderland, Stephanie Syjuco, Stephen Talasnik, Saiten Tamura, Althea Thauberger, Carrie Mae Weems, Minor White, Pae White, Fred Wilson, Elizabeth Ginno Winkler, John W. Winkler, Cedric Wright, Hakuhan Yawata, and Miriam Zizmor.