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The McGee Gallery brings ideas and objects together in new ways that highlight the breadth and depth of the museum’s permanent collection.
Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) was a groundbreaking and influential American artist who worked in diverse mediums over a six-decade career, including painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and printmaking. This exhibition highlights Rauschenberg’s extended artistic interest in China, from photographs made during his first trip there 1982 to the final large-scale graphic works he completed shortly before his death: The Lotus Series.
Location: Stewart Hall, Second Floor
This off-site exhibition explores themes related to the 2021-22 Campus Read common reading experience, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú. It features several photographs of Mexico and its people from the 1930s by American photographer Paul Strand alongside a series of lithographs that look at borders, boundaries, and the social and political implications of mapping and identity co-created by visual artist Enrique Chagoya and poet Alberto Rios—all from the collection of the Art Museum of WVU.
Sam Hensley is a junior Art History student at WVU, who spent the summer working at the Museum as the inaugural Jacknowitz Summer Intern. Hensley’s talk will focus on Robert Rauschenberg’s Study for Chinese Summerhall photograph series, part of the Museum’s Rauschenberg in China exhibition, and will consider the cross-cultural context of the works as well as their placement and significance within Postmodern art developments.