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Upcoming exhibitions

Richard Serra: Prints
January 22—May 8, 2016

All works from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
Booklet including checklist and essays
Curated by Rebecca Schoenthal

This exhibition will showcase the prints of contemporary icon Richard Serra. Best known for his large scale public sculpture, Serra has consistently maintained a practice in related media such as film, drawing and printmaking. The exhibition features his earliest graphic attempts in lithography from 1972, through more recent works created in 2015.
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Navajo Weaving: Geometry of the Warp and Weft
January 22—May 8, 2016

Curated by Mary Jo Ayers

Is geometry built into a Navajo weaver’s head? This is a question that only the weaver can answer. What we do know is, the vertical loom used by traditional Navajo weavers dictates the textile will be rectangular in shape and incorporate strong vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) elements. Weaving is a part of the Navajo way of life and is reflected in their belief system, Ho’zho’.
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Two Extraordinary Women

Two Extraordinary Women: The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary Darby Robinson
January 29–May 1, 2016

Curated by Diane Boucher

Two Extraordinary Women: The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway and Mary Darby Robinson examines the intersecting careers of two remarkable women who rose to prominence during the late eighteenth century. One of them, the artist, musician, and educator, Maria Cosway, is now best known as the woman with whom Thomas Jefferson fell in love while serving as American ambassador to France in 1786. The other, Mary Darby Robinson, was a celebrated English actress, former royal mistress, fashion icon, and one of the leading literary figures of her day. Both women were politically active Whig supporters and part of a proto-feminist movement that emerged at the end of the eighteenth century. Their ideas were stimulated by the same beliefs in freedom, equality, and democracy that informed the French and American revolutions.
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Image: Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian 1727–1815, Maria Cosway (after Richard Cosway), 1786, Stipple and engraving, 9 1/2 x 6 in, Lent by the Langhorne Collection, 2014.EL.1.5