New senior curator Sheryl Conkelton has been working double time on
since her arrival last April. For starters, there is Unpacking the
Collection, which will fill the galleries of the original building.
"Untitled (Bird and
snake)," 1945, by Morris Graves, from the Margaret Callahan Memorial
The title has lots of meanings: first, the show is drawn
from the Henry's large, rarely seen, 18,000-object permanent collection, most
of which has been in storage for years and inaccessible to the public.Then
there is the play of the word "unpacking," which Conkleton uses to "examine the
underlying assumptions of a word or concept." The show now only will present
some of the Henry's substantial permanent collection but examine the process
collections are built.
25,000 solar images, 4:43 p.m. 1st September 1993," by Christopher Bucklow,
from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection.
inaugural show is Inside, a group of eight to 10 installations by an
international selection of contemporary artists that explore a range of
possibilities from meditative beauty to physical threat, from spatial confusion
to politically and emotionally charged arenas. It will run from April 13 to
In the new Media Gallery, Between Lantern and Laser: A Brief History of
Video Projection will survey recent video projection works from the 1970s
to the present. This show, which runs from April 13 to July 1, will exhibit
single and multi-channel video, broadcast, project and installation works.
(Judith)," 1990, by Cindy Sherman, from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen
"The Henry is committed to investigating a wide
range of expression in art and fostering a dialogue about the relationships
between art and culture," Conkelton says. "And now we are better equipped to
explore these concepts and engage broader audiences."
A bright day is dawning, indeed. * Jon Marmor, '94, is associate editor
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