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Beauty is Embarrassin’!, 2006 27 x 50 inches Courtesy of Greg Salmeri, Los Angeles, CA
A building with a horse out front and a tree. The block text reads, "Beauty's embarrasin'!"

Thrill After Thrill

THIRTY Years of Wayne White

On View June 30, 2017 - December 30, 2017

Come explore the exuberant world of artist Wayne White!

Populated by larger than life puppets, wildly vivid paintings and fantastical sculptures, this summer exhibition promises to be fun, entertaining and engaging for children of all ages.

Wayne White is more than your average artist—he is a set designer, an art director, a comic book artist, a puppeteer, a painter, a sculptor—the list is endless.  His work for the riotous Pee Wee’s Playhouse earned him three Emmys; he has been acclaimed for his sets on Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel.

Characterized by a playfully satirical take on the art world, Wayne’s paintings and sculptures also draw on his nostalgia for his Southern roots. If you like your artists a little rebellious, your artwork a little mutinous and your exhibition completely exciting, this is the place for you!

Guided tours available for all guests on select Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Our guest services can advise you on the day’s tours when you arrive.

Watch Wayne White’s TEDx talk.

Watch Wayne’s White’s Art Wise talk at the Hunter.

Listen to Wayne White’s recent interview on wUTC.


Thrill After Thrill: Wayne White Inspiration by Matthew Dutton


Art Wise: Wayne White 9.24.17


Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White is generously sponsored by MoonPie,
celebrating 100 years.


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The Hunter is your community art museum. We strive to be accessible to as many people as possible. Your unrestricted, 100% tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund supports our commitment to giving free admission to:

- All children age 17 and under
- Active military and their families
- Families who attend our “Family Fun Days” offered three times a year
- All visitors on the first Thursday evening of each month


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