Serious Sparkle

Serious Sparkle features work by five contemporary artists using glitter and craft practices to explore issues around the construction and representation of femininity, queer identity, and the body. Associated with craft, cosmetics, fashion, and performance, glitter is a valuable material with which artists can examine class, gender, race, and other identity markers. Like a diamond or precious gemstone, it glistens and sparkles, yet it costs almost nothing. Glitter is celebratory, performative, and sometimes controversial. Glitter is bold and bright, and it does not go away.
The exhibition draws from the Tang Museum’s collection with works by Chitra Ganesh, Carrie Moyer, and Wangechi Mutu. Also featured are works by Ebony G. Patterson and Alisa Sikelianos-Carter.
Exhibition Name
Serious Sparkle
Exhibition Type
Group Exhibitions
Winter Gallery
Aug 10, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020
Serious Sparkle is curated by Curatorial Assistant Molly Channon.
Chitra Ganesh, Carrie Moyer, Wangechi Mutu, Ebony G. Patterson, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter
Student Staff
Cassie Taylor
Exhibitions Assistant, Education Assistant K-12
Past related events
Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.