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The Spelman College Curatorial Studies Program Application Now Available

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DRAWING SESSIONS in the MUSEUM

DRAWING SESSIONS in the MUSEUM

Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. The Spelman College Department of Art and Art History has a longstanding tradition of hosting life drawing sessions for artists of all ages and levels. Join us for a special Drawing Sessions inside the...
BLACK BOX:  has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

BLACK BOX: has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

BLACK BOX has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Younger Sundays invites audiences into an extended meditation on expressions of clarity in African American lives as meaningful cultural, political, and social texts. Sunday, the one day that African Americans often...
Mickalene Thomas:  Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
Mickalene Thomas:  Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

An exhibition organized by the Aspen Art Museum On view February 9 – May 20, 2017 Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

2016 has been an exceptional year for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. During this season of charitable giving, relive highlights from our 20th anniversary and consider supporting the Museum by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity will help...
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Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Please become a Friend of the Museum and help  us continue our tradition of presenting engaging projects that consistently expand art offerings in Atlanta, the region, and beyond. click here   Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism. The Museum will organize and present the original exhibition Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming. Throughout her distinguished career Hassinger has received awards from prestigious foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has recently been featured in several important nationally touring exhibitions including Now Dig This!: Art of Black Los Angeles 1960 –1980 (2011), Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists (2011), and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012). Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming will include installations made of newspapers, plastic bags, leaves, and other unconventional materials. This solo exhibition, curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director, and Anne Collins Smith, the Curator of Collections, is a timely examination of her life and work. It brings a substantial body of Hassinger’s work to the southeast for the first time. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue is made possible by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

This exhibition is made possible by

Wish Foundation and LUBO Fund

Maren Hassinger

“Wrenching News,” 2010.
Shredded, twisted, and wrapped newspapers (New York Times).
Wall: 7′ x 7′ x 1′. Floor: 6′ x 6′ x 1′.
Courtesy the artist.

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