Chazen Museum of Art


Our Past Exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition 2020

February 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture.

Fabrice Monteiro: The Prophecy

October 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Fabrice Monteiro creates characters that emerge from oil slicks, garbage dumps and dry landscapes to deliver a warning and empowerment message to humanity.

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

September 13, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials features contemporary artwork investigating the complex cultural and material nexus that is “Plastic.”

Sanford Biggers

June 28, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Sanford Biggers uses a wide range of media—including painting, sculpture, video, film, multicomponent installations, and performance—to encourage meaningful dialogue around narratives in American history.

Summer Spin!

June 6, 2019 to August 22, 2019

Thursday afternoons are family friendly at the Chazen Museum of Art this summer!

Secrete, Augment, Testify: Works by Chloe Darke Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize

April 26, 2019 to June 16, 2019

The 2019 Russell and Paula Panczenko MFA Prize has been awarded to Chloe Darke.

Un/Seen: The Alchemy of Fixing Shadows

February 15, 2019 to April 14, 2019

The earliest photographic processes were simultaneously science, art, and magic. This new, strange alchemy concealed as much as it revealed, light and silver halide combining, developing, fixing with a swirl of chemical across paper, tin, glass. This exhibition was curated by students in Introduction to Museum Studies: Theory & Methods

Southern Rites

January 25, 2019 to May 12, 2019

In 2002, Gillian Laub was sent on a magazine assignment to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to document the lives of teenagers in the American South. Laub photographed surrounding Montgomery County over the following decade, returning even in the face of growing—and eventually violent—resistance on the part of some community members.

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

November 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019

In this exhibition, fourteen contemporary artists tackle the public issue of human displacement and housing insecurity. This exhibition features their responses to issues of shelter—global and local, public and private.

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