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Collection Spotlight

Noel W. Anderson

Upraised hands could be read as symbols of greeting, of religious fervor, but this pose has become increasingly associated with compliance, fear, and resignation.

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Elizabeth Catlett

Artist, teacher, and social activist Elizabeth Catlett was best known for her work in printmaking and sculpture.

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Loïs Mailou Jones

Loïs Mailou Jones was influenced by the Harlem Renaissance, being an art professor at Howard University, and her time in Haiti in the 1950s and 60s.

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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems’ provocative work explores how images shape our perceptions of class, gender and race.

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Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey traveled to Africa in 2007 to further explore the roots of his African-American heritage.

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Louise Nevelson

Forgoing the traditional materials of sculpture like stone, bronze and precious metals, Louise Nevelson gathered castoff objects and assembled them together into a sculptural tapestry of abstract shapes.

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Thomas Allen: Evening Market

The painting Evening Market by artist Thomas Allen has been a part of the Hunter’s collection since 1993, but wasn’t put on view until recently. Find out why.

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Charles Burchfield

One of the most innovative American landscape artists of the 20th century, Charles Burchfield (1893- 1967) developed a unique stylized form that displayed a powerful bond with nature and the land.

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Year of Female Artists

The Hunter Museum is kicking off Through Her Eyes: A Year of Female Artists (YOFA)! Often underrepresented in the art world, women are taking center stage at the Hunter in 2020, through special exhibitions, site specific installations, and events.  For the Hunter,...

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2019 Acquisition: Joseph Delaney

  Joseph Delaney was an African-American artist who became a part of the New York art scene during the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Joseph was one of ten children of a Methodist minister. He and his brother, Beauford, learned to draw on...

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2019 Acquisition: Marina Zurkow

  Marina Zurkow is a new media artist whose work explores the intersection of technology with environmental impact. The Mecocosm works are an ongoing series of animated landscapes that develop and change according to their underlying algorithm. The...

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2019 Acquisition: Daniel Rozin

  Daniel Rozin’s Selfish Gene Mirror simulates the behavior of genes fighting to reproduce. This piece draws inspiration from the Neo-Darwinistic theory described in Richard Dawkins’ book “The Selfish Gene.” The theory proposes that evolutionary change is caused by...

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