The Beautiful Project, Stephen Hayes, and Hồng-Ân Trương
Stephen Hayes explores historical depictions of African Americans as they relate to social justice. Hồng-Ân Trương connects to issues of communication (and misunderstanding) between disparate cultures. The Beautiful Project grapples with ideas of memory and ritual. Each of these concepts exists in conversation with the NCMA and its holdings. By linking the Museum to local contemporary artists, the exhibition helps visitors understand the NCMA’s contemporary art collection in new ways as well as gain a deeper understanding of the artists’ relationships to these works.
East Building, Level B, Video Gallery, Photography Gallery 1 (Julian T. Baker Jr. Gallery) And 2 (Allen G. Thomas Jr. Gallery)