Hello sweet spirits. The incredible Brad Johnson joins the mayhem! He is the Exhibition Designer at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Brad has been involved with exhibition design and installation in the Triangle for nearly 40 years. He's taught me a tremendous amount about installation and museum work. Both Warren and I are lucky enough to know many of the people who work hard to bring beautiful exhibitions to our area. Here's a chance to meet one of them!
Installing El Greco's "Opening of the Fifth Seal"
L to R: Brad Johnson, Jeff Bell, Shelby (sp) something, Mark Brown, and Warren Hicks
from the El Greco to Velazquez: Art during the Reign of Phillip III exhibition, 2008
Installing the Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy exhibition, 2012.
L toR: David Beaudin, Harvey Craig, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Bell.
On view September 1, 2016 - January 8, 2017
"Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is an extensive exploration of southern identity through contemporary art,” said Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, and co-curator of the exhibition. “The exhibition has been four years in the making, but the timing of Southern Accent is especially meaningful now – in the wake of Charleston, Orlando, Baton Rouge and countless other tragedies, and given the tense social and racial climate during this presidential election year. We’re an art museum, so exhibitions are our platform for starting conversations. I hope Southern Accent can create a space to reimagine the South in new ways and re-frame the way we think about the South in contemporary art. At its best, art can help give shape to cultural and social change, promote needed discourse and even help build community.”