As if in response to Rainey Knudson’s recent essay, “The Cult of Memory at Texas A&M,” the Forsyth Galleries at A&M opened an exhibition called A Second Look: Interpretations of Selected Works from the Permanent Collection. The Forsyth Galleries is known for its collection of 19th and 20th-century decorative arts and American paintings, but the exhibition description promises an update to the conservative collection:
This exhibition juxtaposes traditional paintings from the Forsyth Galleries’ collections with responses to those works by area artists. Working in various media, the artists invite viewers to see the “conventional” works in innovative ways, while introducing refreshed interpretations of medium, theme and subject.
(Of course, the show is not in response to Knudson’s essay—the show opened June 5 and the essay was posted on June 7. There will be an opening reception tomorrow evening from 5:30-7pm.)