2019 Fall Opening Reception

Image of an artwork by Ree Morton with cream curtain, clouds on a blue background, three black clouds with pink squiggles falling from the clouds with words on them.
Ree Morton, Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers and Ideas Flow, 1975, celastic and oil on canvas, wood, 96 x 72 x 6 inches, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Fund

Join us for a celebration of our fall exhibitions. Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison surveys the short but prolific career of artist Ree Morton (1936–1977), who attended Skidmore in the 1950s. Beauty and Bite features artists from the Tang collection whose work examines questions of identity—particularly race, gender, and sexuality—and explores the underlying mythologies and histories that inform contemporary society. Serious Sparkle addresses how contemporary artists use glitter to explore issues around the construction and representation of femininity, queer identity, and the body. And Elevator Music 39: Bug features the digital application Bug, allowing visitors to investigate synesthesia, a phenomenon in which one sense creates an involuntary experience with another sense.

Before the reception there will be a talk by curator Kate Kraczon at 4:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

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