Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC, Offers Trip to Chrysler Museum of Art – Sept. 12, 2015

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This year’s Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC’s Fall Excursion features a trip to Norfolk, VA, to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, as well as tour the Museum’s historic Moses Myers House on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

The cost is $75 per person for current FOVA members, and $100 per person for non-members (which includes membership into FOVA at the friend level). Fee includes transportation, tours, lunch, and reception. (Reservations Are Required)

Currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art is: “Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera”. This is the first major museum retrospective of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a photographer with an eye for the theatrical and a well-connected chronicler of the ’80s art-and-club scene in Manhattan. This exhibition integrates his best-known works—collaborations with Keith Haring and his droll “East Meets West” and “Expeditionary” photographic series—with a detailed survey of other, less-exhibited pieces. Tseng died in 1990 at the age of 39, and his work has proven to be not only enduring but highly influential.

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Tseng Kwong Chi, “East Meets West Manifesto”, 1983, C-print, printed 2014. Image courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York.

“In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space”. The art of Hank Willis Thomas tackles pop culture through the lenses of race, advertising and corporate branding. He’s been critically hailed as one of the top visual artists working in America today. A 39-year-old photographer who has expanded into a wide range of expressive forms, the work displayed here is an audio-activated multimedia presentation. The explosive visuals pulse to a running soundtrack of recordings of black leaders, musicians, ministers, poets, and celebrities.

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Hank Willis Thomas, video still from “Black Righteous Space”. Interactive video installation, DVD, Mac mini, and microphone, 2012. © Hank Willis Thomas. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Also: “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and In Health”. The Chrysler Museum of Art explores our relationship to medicine and technology with an exhibition focused on the pharmaceutical industry. And, “Collection Conversations: Arshile Gorky: Between Worlds”. Our series of joint exhibitions with the National Gallery of Art continues with a featured look at Arshile Gorky, and a bonus loan of a Gustav Klimt painting.

For more information, contact Frances Belcher, Office of Institutional Advancement, at 252/399-6357 or e-mail to (fbelcher@barton.edu).

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