Curator’s Corner

Curator’s Corner

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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Native American Heritage Month: Casas Grandes

Monday, November 8, 2021 | Karl Cole

Archeologists now believe that the earliest human settlements in the Americas occurred somewhere between 28,000 and 17,000 BCE, after migration across the Bering Strait land bridge, which disappeared ...

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Native American Heritage Month: Fritz Scholder

Monday, November 1, 2021 | Karl Cole

Artist Fritz Scholder was in the forefront of First Nations modernism starting in the mid- to late 1900s. The groundwork for the recognition of modern Native American art was laid by the Institute of ...

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Gem of the Month: Hashimoto Gahō

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Karl Cole

I have such an admiration for Japanese monochromatic painting that I decided to celebrate the firm establishment of autumn with one of my favorite nihon-ga artists, who was also featured for his winte ...

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LGBTQI+ History Month: Harriet Hosmer

Monday, October 18, 2021 | Karl Cole

Before the 1900s, it was hard enough trying to become a professional artist as a woman. It was even more difficult finding acceptance if one was gay. Harriet Hosmer managed to overcome both of those b ...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Felix González-Torres

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | Karl Cole

Of the many artists who addressed the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 90s, perhaps none approach the poignancy of the work of Felix González-Torres. His later works document different perce ...

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