ExhibitionsMy Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action
November 1 - December 31, 2018.
My Hero! presents a collection of international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature. Some artists in the exhibition spin the fantasy further by imagining the hero as a child, as an aging being and even as an animal.
My Hero!Contemporary Art & Superhero Action was organized by Carrie
Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut
Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Friends of the Art Museum and William and Linda Hagerty.
Impulse: A Trip Inside
Human beings have an innate need to create. Artists express their creative impulses through a variety of forms and media. Whether it is a Yoruba carver from Nigeria fashioning a wooden figure as a memorial to twins who have died, or Thad Mosley, a contemporary sculptor from Pittsburgh using those same carving techniques to create abstract modernist forms, both seek to visually communicate their thoughts and feelings with the world.
The current exhibition draws from the range of the museum’s international collection to explore the hand-wrought creations of artists near and far, past and present, as the they respond to a creative instinct that compels them to convey their personal ideas, political agendas, and cultural meanings through art.
Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Friends of the Art Museum.