Forming the Maslow Collection: A Reflection on the New York City Art Scene in the 80’s and 90’s
February 6 – May 25, 2020
This exhibition examines an art collection formed primarily in New York City during the 1980s and 90s by Marilyn and Richard Maslow. In seeking to understand The Maslow Collection, one must attempt to understand the New York City art scene of this period. The creation of art during these two decades was influenced by changing technologies, globalization, industry, and pop culture, and cannot be defined by any single artistic approach or movement. This exhibit delves into six genres of art-making that eventually became represented in the Maslow Collection: Abstraction, Conceptualism, Documentary Photography, Minimalism, Neo-expressionism, and Pop Art. Marking fourteen years since The Maslow Collection has been exhibited at the Everhart Museum, this exhibition offers not only new insight into how the Collection was formed but also the number of ways these works and artists continue to impact the broader contemporary art world.
The exhibition is co-curated by Francesca Saldan, Curator, The Everhart Museum and Ryan Ward, Curator, The Maslow Collection.
Every Stitch Counts: Youth Activism through Textile Arts
June 11 – August 17, 2020
The tradition of textile art permeates across almost every culture and throughout time. This art form has continued to be a vehicle for artistic expression and has evolved into a form of activism. In collaboration with the Social Justice Sewing Academy, this exhibition showcases quilts created by students and young people across the country. Each quilt highlights social justice issues that have affected the lives of themselves, their family or their community. The powerful imagery and unique narratives of the exhibited quilts address issues of racism, sexism, gun violence, education, immigration, and poverty.
Eyes on America
September 3 – Dec 31, 2020
Drawing on the strengths of the Everhart’s permanent collection, Eyes on America will showcase traditional and unconventional symbols of America. The displayed artwork will seek to answer questions like: What does it mean to be American? How have Americans viewed themselves both historically and in present-day? Why have certain images or symbols become associated with American culture?