Art History1960-present

What’s in a map? Reading the United “States”

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, State Names, 2000, oil, collage, and mixed media on canvas, 121.9 x 182.9 cm (Smithsonian American Art Museum) A conversation with...

Preserving Nam June Paik’s Electronic Superhighway

Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995, fifty-one channel video installation (including one closed-circuit television feed), custom electronics, neon lighting, steel...

Turning Uncle Tom’s Cabin upside down, Alison Saar’s Topsy and the Golden Fleece

Alison Saar, Topsy and the Golden Fleece, 2017, wood, tar, steel, ceiling tin, wire, acrylic paint and gold leaf, 35-1/2 x 11-1/2 x-8 1/2...

Faith Ringgold, Ben

Faith Ringgold, Ben, c. 1978, soft sculpture/mixed media, 99.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm (Toledo Museum of Art, ©Faith Ringgold) speakers: Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, Director...

Duane Hanson, Executive, originally titled, Another Day

Duane Hanson, Executive, 1971, polyester resin and fiberglass, oil paint, mixed media with accessories, life size (Toledo Museum of Art, ©estate of the...

Fashion and alienation in 1960s New York, Marisol’s The Party

Marisol Escobar, The Party, 1965-66, fifteen freestanding, life-size figures and three wall panels, with painted and carved wood, mirrors, plastic, television set, clothes, shoes,...

Jess, If All the World Were Paper and All the Water Sink

Jess (Burgess Franklin Collins), If All the World Were Paper and All the Water Sink, 1962, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 142.2 cm (Fine...

An unflinching memorial to civil rights martyrs, Thorton Dial’s Blood and Meat

Thornton Dial, Blood and Meat: Survival For The World, 1992, rope, carpet, copper Wire, metal, canvas scraps, enamel, and splash zone compound on canvas...

The landscape remade, Thiebaud’s Ponds and Streams

Wayne Thiebaud, Ponds and Streams, 2001, acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 152.4 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, ©Wayne Thiebaud), a Seeing America...
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