A series of exhibitions featuring selections of artwork donated in support of the Art for Life biennial art auction which raises funds for HIV/AIDS advocacy and services. Organized around themes of landscapes, portraits, abstraction, and still life, the preview exhibitions include over seventy works that run the gamut from large-scale abstract paintings to photographs, watercolors, and dramatic sculptural design by local and national artists. Art for Life 2016 will take place at the newly opened Margaret M. Walter Wing of the Columbus Museum of Art on September 24.
Presenting a solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzutis over the past twenty years. The works span the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. The drawings, sculpture, video and installation work reflect the artist’s sensitive investigations into how we respond to the diverse social and cultural challenges today. Like no one else, Buck offers a poetic and compassionate reflection on highly charged American experiences.
We are thrilled to present US IS THEM, a powerful exhibition of art by a group of international artists whose work reflects issues of current affairs and social justice from the US and around the globe. There exists a long history of artists as social critics from Goya to Manet and today’s artists are no different, as they confront politics, religion, and issues of race. Artists are in the unique position to create things of beauty that inspire reflection, elevate our consciousness and fuel a sense of responsibility.
A large-scale installation focusing on Dominguez’ investigation of Spanish horses once owned by Colombian drug lords. Chilean artist Patricia Dominguez is fascinated by the meanings invested in these animals as powerful possessions and remnants of a colonial past. Not only do the horses take on a quasi-mythical status thanks to their associations with a criminal culture, they are celebrated for their otherness as animals that differ due to their gait and style of presentation. The rich and compelling installation will be on the Third Floor.
A return to the radical and refined beauty of Cuba. The remarkable exhibition will feature approximately 70 works including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and video. The show will present new acquisitions from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti and a selection of works from the Mershad Family Collection, which includes examples from mid-20th century (and pre-revolutionary) Cuba.
*The Pizzuti Collection is open during the transition between Cuban Forever Revisited and our next exhibition, Visions from India. Sections of the building may be closed during your visit. Thank you for your patience. Visions from India officially opens to the public on March 10, 2017.