Time off during the holidays is a great time to experience the unique, world-class art of the UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum – and a great place to bring out-of-town guests. During December there will be a variety of interesting exhibitions:
- Modern Roots: A Survey of Latin American Art from the Collection: the Weatherspoon is showcasing art from its collection by modern and contemporary artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Uruguay. The exhibition will display traditional and innovative pieces by well known artists such as Roberto Matta-Echaurren, Alfredo Jaar and Beatriz Milhazes, as well as those recently emerging or re-discovered. Act quickly, the exhibition closes Dec. 23, 2018.
- Oscar Muñoz: Re/trato: Muñoz’s video Re/trato shows the artist painting a self-portrait with water that fades as the hot pavement on which he paints evaporates the water. Re/trato – a pun, “retrato” means portrait and “re-trato” means to try again – evokes concepts like memory and passing of time as Muñoz paints his portrait over and over while compelling the viewer to endlessly reconstruct the portrait from memory. Closes Dec. 23, 2018.
- Happily Ever After… Dread & Delight Closing Tour: Take a last look at “Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World” before its closing this weekend. As part of the closing, a public tour will be given at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, the last day of the exhibit.
- 1960s: A Survey of the Decade: This exhibit highlights the art and social issues that emerged during the turbulent 1960s. Work by Philip Pearlstein, Raymond Parker, Robert Rauchsenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and many more are featured in a variety of media and styles. Closes Feb. 17, 2019
- Andy Warhol: Prints, Polaroids, and Photographs from the Collection: Andy Warhol explored in art the relationship between pop culture, celebrity and artistic expression that came to the national consciousness in the 60s. On display at the Weatherspoon is a variety of his iconic celebrity Polaroids, candid black-and-white photographs and four colorful screenprints that highlight how Warhol brought meaning to banal images. Closes Feb. 3, 2019
All exhibits are, as always, free. The museum will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
Compiled by Avery Campbell