The World Reflected

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    Frank Moore (American, 1946-2013). 'Study for "Oz", 1999.' Gouache, watercolor and graphite on paper. Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and purchased with funds given by the REC Fund—Roberta Chin

July 27, 2017 - October 28, 2018
Spalding House


Exhibition Overview

A key function of art is to provide commentary and insight on the world around us.  It can be critical or affirmative, and focus on the sensational or the mundane.

Ultimately, art is a visual account of our history told by the artists who make it, giving the viewer access to multiple truths and perspectives that may be absent in mainstream discourses. 

The World Reflected features highlights from the museum’s contemporary art collection that touch upon current issues such as identity, ethnic inequality, colonialism, and the environment.

See works by Vito Acconci, Robert Arneson, Jennifer Bartlett, Geoff Chadsey, Lesley Dill, Edgar Heap of Birds, William Kentridge, Kara Walker and others.

Media sponsor: FLUX Hawaii