Events by Region
January 31 - May 10, 2015
A retrospective exhibition of renowned American sculptor and pioneering figure in African-American art, Melvin Edwards, who has redefined the modernist tradition of welded sculpture with his defiant artistic explorations of social, political, and personal issues. The show includes a range of works created since the 1960s, including never-before-seen pieces.
January 23 - April 19, 2015
Assemblages, sculptures, objects, and audio installations by New York-based artist Tom Sachs take over the museum's Jones Center, Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, and Art School locations. The show–his first in Texas–includes his classic foam core Hello Kitty sculptures, an immersive bodega installation, and newly created, working ceramic boomboxes.
January 24 - April 24, 2015
Houston-based artist Dixie Friend-Gay is best-known for her large-scale public installations. Proposal boards, preliminary drawings, and original paintings from several of her past and current projects provide an in-depth look at the process of creating public works for airports, metro stations, and public parks.
February 22 - June 14, 2015
Mexico City artist Yoshua Okón’s video piece Pulpo (Octopus) offers an alternative presentation of the Guatemalan Civil War–enacted in a Los Angeles Home Depot parking lot by people who actually fought in the war and are now day laborers in the US.
January 17 - April 12, 2015
An exhibition showcasing the extraordinary work of artist and retired TSU professor Harvey Johnson, including more than 30 paintings and works on paper. A native of Port Arthur, Johnson renders poetic imagery of his upbringing, African American culture, Negro spirituals, folklore, and religious symbolism.
February 19 - June 7, 2015
Work by blind artist Gerardo Nigenda (1968-2010), who lost his sight at age 25 and began taking photographs at 32 with a camera given to him by documentarian Mary Ellen Mark. He described his photos as reflections of “what I smell, touch, and listen to,…the feeling I had when I took it.”