October 2023 – May 2024
China Blues: The World of Blue and White
For nearly a millennium, China has produced blue-and-white porcelains coveted far and wide—from the sultans of the Ottoman Empire to European royalty. These porcelain wares were distributed across the world through the Maritime Silk Road and inspired potters globally to emulate this style. China Blues focuses on the fashion for blue and white ware, synonymous with exquisite quality and royal patronage, and explores the cross-cultural exchange between Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The exhibition is curated by Joy Beckman, Professor and George S. Parker II Chair in Art History, and Director of the Wright Museum of Art, Wisconsin
Artist + Curator
The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack
Listen to a soundtrack of Memphis music that exemplifies Black Love, Power, and Joy. The 901 Black American Portraits Soundtrack celebrates the vibrant legacy and future of Black musicians in the city of Memphis. This playlist was curated by Jared “Jay B” Boyd, a Memphis-based multimedia artist, journalist, DJ, and on-air personality.
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Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
The American art theorist Linda Nochlin (1931-2017) posed this question as the title of a pioneering article in 1971. This essay was considered one of the first major works of Feminist art history, it has become a set text for those who study art internationally, and it is influential in many other fields.