March 4, 2022 – July 31, 2022
Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities marks the first presentation of a group of works acquired by the Harvard Art Museums from the Brandywine Workshop in 2018. Comprising prints and proofs by 30 artists, the acquisition itself was a cooperative effort between curators and other museum colleagues as well as Harvard students and professors, who selected works that highlight collaboration and innovation, values at the core of Brandywine’s pioneering approach. The collection spans the history of the workshop, from the early 1970s to today, and includes works by artists who had not yet found representation in the marketplace or museum collections when they arrived at Brandywine— a key constituency of the organization, which seeks to create opportunities for such artists. The exhibition honors that mission by incorporating the perspectives of Brandywine artists, students, and members of the greater Boston community in interpretive materials and associated programming.
Artists in the exhibition include Pedro Abascal, Danny Alvarez, John Biggers, Andrea Chung, Louis Delsarte, Allan Edmunds, Rodney Ewing, Sam Gilliam, Simon Gouverneur, Edgar Heap of Birds (Hock E Aye VI), Sedrick Huckaby, Hughie Lee-Smith, Ibrahim Miranda, Tanya Murphy-Dodd, Kenneth Noland, Odili Donald Odita (above Cut, offset lithograph, 2016), Howardena Pindell, Robert Pruitt, Faith Ringgold, Eduardo Roca Salazar, Betye Saar, Juan Sanchez, Clarissa Sligh, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Janet Taylor Pickett, Hank Willis Thomas, Larry Walker, Stanley Whitney, Deborah Willis, and Murray Zimiles.
The exhibition and its associated programming were developed by colleagues in the museums’ Division of Modern and Contemporary Art: Hannah Chew, Summer 2021 SHARP Research Fellow and 2021–22 Student Assistant; Jessica Ficken, Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection; Sarah Kianovsky, Curator of the Collection; and Joelle Te Paske, Curatorial Graduate Student Intern; together with colleagues in the Division of European and American Art: Elizabeth M. Rudy, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints; and Natalia Ángeles Vieyra, Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art.
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Programming information via Harvard Art Museums
In this virtual tour, curators will introduce the latest special exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums. Each presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.
- Hours: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
- Date: March 3, 2022
This tour will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.
This talk is part of a series inspired by ReFrame, a museum-wide initiative to reimagine the function, role, and future of the university art museum. These talks examine difficult histories, foreground untold stories, and experiment with new approaches to the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, reflecting the concerns of our world today.
Allan Edmunds, artist, educator, and founder, Brandywine Workshop and Archives
Elizabeth Rudy, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Division of European and American Art
Sarah Kianovsky, Curator of the Collection, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art
- Hours: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
- Date: March 8, 2022
This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.