Main Gallery

Current exhibition          

“Now form a band”
A punk exhibition in 3 chords

SW3 to SW10: From BOY to SEX
Riot Grrrls 1.0: Women of Punk Rock
Jamie Reid from Suburban Press to Sex Pistols

September 10 - December 11, 2021

Opening reception: Friday, September 10, 2021, 5-7 pm
Come early for a gallery talk by photographer, Sheila Rock, and collector, Andrew Krivine, 4:30 pm

This exhibition features highlights of Andrew Krivine’s collection of punk ephemera. While staying with his cousin John, who founded the seminal punk stores Acme Attractions and BOY in London in 1977, Andrew Krivine began building his vast collection of punk and post-punk graphic design.

Organized by Claire Kovacs, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

The punk ethos often operated from a position of provocation, and as such, some content in this exhibition may not be appropriate for all audiences. 

For details on upcoming programming, including a punk film series and a community event, see our Events page + social media.

Adverts, Gary Gilmore's Eyes 45, 1977, Poster (detail). Courtesy of Andrew Krivine. 



   

Lower Gallery

Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape  

Topographies: Changing Conceptions of the American Landscape 

October 8­ – December 11, 2021

Opening reception: Friday, October 8, 5-7 pm

Curated by Tom McDonough, Adjunct Curator and Associate Professor of Art History, with Clarissa Agate ’22 Shannon Doherty ’21 Sofia Fahsi ’22 and Luke McNamara ’22. 

This exhibition explores the shifting artistic representation of national geographies and environments from the mid-19th through the late 20th century. Outstanding works on loan from the Art Bridges will provide thematic foci supported by art drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection. These themes include:

American Pastoral – what aspects of national identity have been served by a bucolic, idyllic image of the American landscape? what do such images mask or leave out, and why?

Abundance and Abandonment – what role does a vital, organicist representation of nature play in pictures of the American landscape? how do such representations intersect with shifting scientific and environmental understandings of nature?

Extract, Exploit, Extol – how have extractive industries, and more broadly the perception of the landscape as a source of national wealth, impacted the artistic imagination?

Bodies and Landscapes – how has the land shaped the bodies who inhabit it and how has it been, in turn, shaped by them? what traces do our bodies leave behind?

By bringing together exceptional artworks from these two collections, “Topographies” will provide its audiences with an opportunity to engage with urgent questions of national identities, homeland, ecology and history. Looking back over a century of creation, it asks us to consider how art—and image-making more broadly—has shaped our perceptions of landscape and of our belonging in the landscape.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Art Bridges. For details on upcoming programming see our Events page + social media. 

Robert Smithson, Double Nonsite, California and Nevada, 1968-69. Collection of Art Bridges.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 9/9/21