Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner

Possibilities of Paper: Kim Hyung Joo

Monday, January 24, 2022 | Karl Cole

Contemporary interdisciplinary artist Kim Hyung Joo explores Korean culture in her artworks, including through papermaking and fiber arts. Means of communicating culture, such as traditional clothing ...

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Gem of the Month: Classic Maya, Jaina Island

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | Karl Cole

Classic refers to something that, over time, has been judged to be outstanding and of the highest quality of its kind. That would certainly be a good way to describe the magnificent Maya culture in Me ...

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Remembering Wayne Thiebaud

Monday, January 10, 2022 | Karl Cole

We lost a truly unique artist this past December 25th. I associate Wayne Thiebaud more with New Realism of the 1960s, but he has been inexorably linked to Pop Art in many Western art history texts. Re ...

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Peace for the New Year

Monday, January 3, 2022 | Karl Cole

The last couple of years have been rather stressful for all of us, I would imagine, what with the pandemic and all its consequences. When I’m stressed out, I tend to want to look at art; the mor ...

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Keith Haring

Monday, December 20, 2021 | Karl Cole

During the 1980s AIDS epidemic, LGBTQ+ subject matter in art became more mainstream. The acceptance of such subject matter faced backlash, but the movement has endured into the 2000s. Indeed ...

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: Donald Moffett

Monday, December 13, 2021 | Karl Cole

Let’s commemorate the beginning of HIV/AIDS Awareness Month with the work of AIDS activist artist Donald Moffett. His artwork He Kills Me sums up how the first years of the epidemic went and why ...

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Universal Human Rights Month: Conrad Botes

Monday, December 6, 2021 | Karl Cole

Artist Conrad Botes began his satirical work in the form of bitingly sarcastic, often abrasive comics from a studio he co-founded called Bitterkomix. He publishes comics to this day, alongside creatin ...

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Haida Artist George Dickson

Monday, November 29, 2021 | Karl Cole

Haida artists were traditionally renowned for the beauty of their carvings, particularly in wood. Because of the abundance of timber in their lands, Haida artists were able to create monumental works ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Ledger Art

Monday, November 22, 2021 | Karl Cole

Little is known of the Arapaho artists who created the drawings in the Henderson Ledger, referred to as Henderson Ledger Artists. The ledger was owned by Frank Henderson, and many of the drawings ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Marcus Amerman

Monday, November 15, 2021 | Karl Cole

The Choctaw band is descended from the Mississippian culture (Mound Builders), which had villages throughout the region of the Mississippi River across the Deep South. They are thought to have be ...

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