Featuring works from artists in Latin America and its diasporas, Pop América intervenes in long-held conceptions of Pop Art’s geographic consolidations in the US and UK.
Nasher Museum of Art
Curators Experiment with Scale, Bringing New Life to the Jim Crow-era Photography of Hugh Mangum
A concise show of photographs printed for impact, at an enlarged scale and in color, magnifies questions about race in the United States.
An Itinerant Photographer’s Diverse Portraits of the Turn-of-the-Century American South
The Nasher Museum of Art exhibits the portrait photography of Hugh Mangum, whose glass plate negatives were salvaged from a North Carolina barn.
‘Southern Accent’ Is a Revolutionary Exploded Diagram of Southern Identity in Contemporary Art
As a lifelong resident of the South who often has cause to talk to people from elsewhere, I find that my accent is a recurring topic of conversation. Someone will wonder why I don’t have one, and seem astonished. Someone else will retort, “What are you talking about? He totally has one!” and seem amused.
Archibald J. Motley, Jr.’s Paintings: Modern Art Shaped by Precision, Candor, and Soul
Against the backdrop of belated examples of race-related “progress,” it is illuminating to flip through the pages of American cultural history and discover that almost a century ago, a black, classically trained modern artist, Archibald J. Motley, Jr., was using paint on canvas to address such nuanced subjects as the dignity of mixed-race persons and the skin-tone-based sensitivities that prevailed among his own people.
Rediscovering a Jazz-Age Modernist
Through subtle portraiture and roaring scenes of the Jazz Age, painter Archibald J. Motley Jr. chronicled the diversity and dynamism of the African-American community during the early decades of the 20th century.
How Cartography Helped Make Colonial Empires
If you want to claim a territory, it’s good to have a map to show what’s yours. Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University examines how maps were a form of political control and public perception by Western colonial powers from the 16th and 20th centuries.