Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection
Silver Linings celebrates the legacy of artists of African descent spanning the twentieth century through the contemporary moment. It includes Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Christ and His Disciples Before the Last Supper (1908-1909) and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art’s most recent acquisition of Carrie Mae Weems’s Color Real and Imagined (2014). Silver Linings includes an array of media spanning sculptural works by Elizabeth Catlett and Selma Burke, and photographic works by Lorna Simpson and Renée Cox.
RYAN! Feddersen: Coyote Now
RYAN! Elizabeth Feddersen specializes in creating compelling site-specific installations and public artworks that invite people to consider their relationships to the environment, technology, society, and culture. Feddersen grew up in Wenatchee, as a part of a creative family with multiple cultural perspectives. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, from the Okanogan and Arrow Lakes bands, and is of mixed European descent. Utilizing metaphor, historical research, traditional Plateau storytelling, and pop culture influences, Feddersen investigates creative strategies to activate engagement through interactive materials, crowd-sourced content, social practice, fun, and humor.
Myths, Fables, and Fortunes: Our Place within the Landscape
Myths, Fables, and Fortunes is a journey of discovery focused on the natural environment of the Northwest. Drawn from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and spanning over six decades, the exhibition highlights our shifting perspectives and connection with the land during a period of dramatic change and development.