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Visualizing Identity

June 28, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

August 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

This experimental exhibition presents four contemporary works of art that explore notions of personal, racial, and cultural identity.

Difficult Daughters

June 28, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

August 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

This final installment of the Projections series of contemporary film and video works, selected by the Blanton’s assistant curator of American and Contemporary art, Kelly Baum, showcases videos and films by emerging and established women artists. The works provocatively challenge gender stereotypes, assert female empowerment, and reveal how women from a variety of backgrounds approach feminism.

Transgressive Women

June 28, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

August 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Painted egg cartons, a drawing on a leaf, a written action statement, video documentation of nude “happenings” and a perforated canvas hung away from the wall play off more conventional works as the Blanton’s curator of American and Contemporary art, Annete DiMeo Carlozzi, guides visitors through the artistic production of four maverick women artists active in the 1950s–1980s: Yayoi Kusama, Lee Lozano, Ana Mendieta, and Joan Semmel.

Lo feo de este mundo: Images of the Grotesque

June 28, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

August 27, 2003 – January 4, 2004

The Blanton’s new curator of Latin American art, Gabriel Perez-Barreiro, emerges this fall with his first major exhibition for the Blanton. Lo feo de este mundo investigates works by artists who reject ideas of beauty in favor of the ugly, deformed, and imperfect. The exhibition features more than 40 works by Latin American artists such as Jose Luis Cuevas, Antonio Berni, and Liliana Porter, who reveal a concern with the darker side of life and an implicit rejection of the progressive theories of modernity.