Please join us for artists’ talk at 7 pm on Thursday, May 16.
The Richardson Family Art Museum in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts features Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections and Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution until May 19.
Dynamic and theatrical, but also down-to-earth, moralizing, and sometimes comic. Triumphant, grandiose, and propagandistic, and yet also intimate and inward. All of these terms are applicable to the art of the European Baroque, the cultural epoch of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which produced an unprecedented richness and variety in creative expression. Complex and conflicting forces across the political, religious, economic, and social spheres of life account for this artistic abundance. The Netherlands, a major center of artistic production during the Baroque period, was home to many of these contrasts and conflicts within its relatively small geographic boundaries along the northern coast of Europe.
These diverse cultural forces are evident, in varying ways and degrees, in a selection of paintings generously lent to Wofford College by the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery in Greenville, SC, the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, and the Francis and Lilly Robicsek Collection in Charlotte, NC. A number of events during Wofford’s spring semester will explore aspects of Baroque culture and showcase student research on the exhibited works.
Graphic Solidarity: The Internationalist Outlook of the Cuban Revolution features posters produced in Cuba during the period following the revolution through the 1980s. The posters highlighted in this exhibition focus on Cuba’s efforts to spread the messages of their revolution worldwide and to inspire others in the fight against oppression stemming from the legacy of imperialism and colonialism. Primarily published by the OSPAAAL organization based in Havana, these works helped to facilitate the internationalist outlook and message of the Cuban revolution through their inclusion in the Tricontinental Magazine which reached people in more than 60 countries worldwide. The works in this exhibition are on loan from the collection of Lindsay Webster, Spartanburg, SC. Curated by Katie McCorkle, this exhibition is a culmination of her year-long Art History and Government honors project.
The Richardson Family Art Gallery features There Was Always Tomorrow: The 2019 Senior Capstone Exhibition until Sunday, May 19, featuring works from five senior Studio Art Minors in the Wofford College Department of Art and Art History. The work included in “There Was Always Tomorrow” expands on conversations of preservation and collection. Themes within the exhibition include the alteration of material ephemera and the dissection of past experiences through the creation of visual artifacts.
The opening reception will be on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 9 pm, with seniors Blake Gantt, Lila Greer, Sean Holmes, Marguerite McClary and Qilin Zeng presenting artists’ talks at 7:00 pm.
Museum and Gallery hours:
Tues. Wed. Fri. & Sat.: 1-5 p.m.
Thurs.: 1-9 p.m.
Sun. & Mon.: Closed
For more information, please contact 864-597-4940 or ThomasMH@wofford.edu.