The Hilliard Art Museum will be kicking off their fall season of Creative Conversations Wednesday, at 6 p.m., with a conversation between Curator of Exhibitions Ben Hickey, and artist Philip Gould, according to a press release.
This is a virtual event and will only be available online: guests can tune in on the museum’s Facebook page, Instagram page and website.
This fall, the museum will be transitioning to virtual events to keep art lovers everywhere safe and healthy.
Once a month, the museum will be offering a live, online event to compliment the other digital programming available on the thier website.
Fall Season of Exhibitions
“Malaika Favorite: The Alchemist”
Feb. 7 to Sept. 19
“Malaika Favorite’s found object paintings seem to burst with an energy that conveys a sense of a life lived so well it verges on the mythical or magical,” the statement read. “ Somehow, seeing her work gathered en masse
strengthens this impression, as does her merging of contemporary art and folk art practices.” Favorite’s synthesis of folk and contemporary is akin to alchemy; the medieval pseudo-science that strove to transform base metals into gold.
Her approach is born of expressive utility that defies categorization, making it difficult to identify her work with a particular genre or media.
“Signal/Form: Video Art by Woody and Steina Vasulka”
July 1 to Oct. 17
“The playful and exploratory studio practices of Woody and Steina Vasulka bring to light the material qualities of video,” according to the prepard statement. “Breaking from the narrative traditions of film-making and television, the Vasulkas engage in a collaboration with machines to create videos that escape the bounds of the artist.”
“Bridging the Mississippi: Spans Across the Father of Waters”
Aug 4 to April 3, 2021
Philip Gould’s Bridging the Mississippi: Spans across the Father of Waters is an expansive account of America’s greatest waterway.
The impetus for this project, bridges, frequently do not receive their due as architectural wonders although they speak to American ingenuity and can-do attitude as few other structures do.
The resulting push and pull between grand narrative and singularly lived experience in these images hints at the complexity of creating a series that represents, as much as possible, the entirety of the Mississippi River.
Presenting sponsor for this exhibition is The Haynie Family Foundation. Additional support comes from Wright, Moore, DeHart, Dupuis and Hutchinson LLC Certified Public Accountants.
“Acadian Brown Cotton: The Fabric of Acadiana”
September 11, to June 30, 2021
This landmark exhibition is the most comprehensive project to date dedicated to the cultural traditions associated with the farming and weaving of brown cotton in Acadiana. Acadian Brown Cotton:
The exhibition tells several stories that, taken as a whole, represent an ambitious synthesis of folklore, anthropology, economics, and art history.
Support for this exhibition comes from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.