Upcoming Exhibitions

September 21, 2019–January 5, 2020

Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus

Pierre Leguillon’s artwork-as-exhibition Arbus Bonus calls attention to the major role famed twentieth-century photographer Diane Arbus’s work has played in defining the image of American postwar popular culture. Bringing together every published magazine spread that features her photography, Leguillon’s project considers the ways in which cultural histories are assembled and disseminated, and proposes more inclusive counter-narratives.

September 21, 2019–August 23, 2020

Unsettling Femininity: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection

Bringing together varied depictions of women from the Frye Art Museum’s collection, Unsettling Femininity examines historical conventions of representation during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the deeply entrenched beliefs and power structures they reflect.

September 21, 2019–January 5, 2020

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Dress Codes brings together the work of two contemporary artists who perform acts of translation in relation to clothing’s form and ornamentation. Pressing images of historical garments—and the values encoded within them—through the interpretive interface of the grid, Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson connect the everyday language of dress to wide-ranging cultural and political histories.

October 12, 2019–January 26, 2020

Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be

For four decades, choreographer Donald Byrd has created innovative and startling productions that explore the capacities of dancers’ bodies, the complexities of Africanist aesthetics, and the ways theatrical dance can open audiences to social change. Presenting selected works from across his career, the exhibition reflects Americans’ ongoing struggles to care for our complex diversity.

May 9–August 2, 2020

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

With works in all media by nearly eighty artists, Black Refractions celebrates The Studio Museum in Harlem’s role as a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. Organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem, this landmark exhibition proposes a plurality of narratives of black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding the Studio Museum’s powerful collection.