The James A. Michener Art Museum presents “Renewal and Change: New Acquisitions,” an exhibition featuring 29 works on paper including photographs, prints, paintings and drawings that were recently gifted to or purchased for the Michener Art Museum's permanent collection. It opens Dec. 2 and runs through April 28.
The exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Abi Lua, considers ideas of “newness” and change in the works of art themselves. From experimentation with innovative artistic techniques to depicting the consequences of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, these works depict the many forms that change can take and its impact on people and environments.
The exhibition includes works by Paul Cava, Susan Fenton, Roland Ayers, David Freese, Selma Bortner, Robert Dodge, Alan Sockloff, and Mark Sfirri. Offering a moment of pause in the dynamic process of transformation, “Renewal and Change” invites audiences to reflect on the creativity, life, and regeneration that the new can bring.
“We are very thankful to add these works into our collection and excited to share them with our visitors in this exhibition. Each work has much to show us about artistic process and our present moment,” said Lua.
The exhibition program in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery is presented by Vivian Banta and Robert Field.