Passages

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Passages

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John A. and Helen P. Becker Gallery
This exhibition examines the question of landscape by refracting it through the holdings of the Museum.Exploring culturally diverse, pan-historical, and perhaps unorthodox representations of landscape across media, Passages endeavors to pose more questions than answers about how we come to visualize our surroundings.

Works

"Running Fence", 1976 by Christo, American, born 1935, graphite, pastel, charcoal, and fabric collage, Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund with the aid of a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., a federal agency, 1976.38

About

This exhibition examines the question of landscape by refracting it through the holdings of the Museum.   Exploring culturally diverse, pan-historical, and perhaps unorthodox representations of landscape across media, Passages endeavors to pose more questions than answers about how we come to visualize our surroundings. By forcing us to reconsider our preconceptions about the genre, this exhibition demonstrates that landscape is a space within which we may plumb our understanding of our surroundings, as well as map our impact upon it.  Artists featured include Claude Lorrain, John Ruskin, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Ruscha. Organized in conjunction with Visual Arts 272: “Landscape Painting.”