Upcoming Exhibitions

Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection

on view starting May 5th, 2023

Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection presents avant-garde rings by artists who have reinvented this enduring jewelry form with a distinctly contemporary sense of experimental craft. Read More

Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour

on view starting July 21st, 2023

From cowboy boots and bathing suits to Hollywood gowns and streetwear, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour presents American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture. Read More

Current Exhibitions

Photogenic: Selections from the James and Cherye Pierce Collection

on view through September 10th, 2023

Presenting a selection of recent and promised gifts from collectors James and Cherye Pierce, Photogenic celebrates the monumental impact of the Pierces’ longtime support of the museum’s renowned photography collection as well as their dedication to collecting photography for almost 50 years. Read More

Past Exhibitions

Arte Sacra: Roman Catholic Art from Portuguese India

ended on March 12th, 2023

In the centuries following the arrival of Francis Xavier, a Catholic missionary, in 1542, the state of Goa in western India became the administrative and economic center of a Portuguese empire that extended west to Africa and east to Malaysia, China, and Japan. The vast trade networks established by the Portuguese and Spanish allowed not only for the spread of Christianity, but also an unprecedented artistic exchange within these colonial empires. This exhibition, from the collection of Dr. Siddharth Bhansali, reveals both the global influence of European seventeenth- and eighteenth-century styles, as well as the transformation of these styles in the hands of Indian artists creating a new visual tradition. Read More

Exhibition Videos

Video: Jacob Lawrence Visits Nigeria

Jacob Lawrence’s two visits to Nigeria in 1962 and 1964 influenced an entire body of work, now on view in Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club. In this short video, Curator of Education Tracy Kennan shares a little about how those trips impacted the celebrated artist’s vision. Read More