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Refugee Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings by Connecticut-based artist Rick Shaefer. The works employ the visual language of Baroque painting to express, in a language both familiar and historical, the plight of contemporary refugees, and the persistence of this epic human tragedy across time. The series is comprised of three thematic scenes: Land Crossing addresses the hazardous journeys faced by refugees fleeing war, famine, drought; Water Crossing portrays the perilous journeys across open water; and Border Crossing addresses the conflicts and hostilities faced at borders.
This exhibition explores apocalyptic imagery in the v isual culture of England from approximately 1750-1850, a period that was fraught with political tumult and societal anxiety as dramatic shifts were occurring both domestically and internationally. The World Turned Upside Down brings together paintings, drawings, political prints, pamphlets, and illustrated books, demonstrating the widespread anxiety toward the progress of modernity, and the extent to which the uncertainty of the future could be revealed through prophetic vision.
This August, Chicago-based performance and video artist Kirsten Leenaars will reprise her collaboration with a group of twenty middle school students from two Near West Side schools—Highland Community School and the International Newcomer Center in the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language—to create a video, (Re)Housing the American Dream: A Message From The Future, which will screen at the Haggerty Museum of Art from October 6, 2017 – January 14, 2018.
This focused exhibition presents a selection of prints by James Rosenquist from the permanent collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art. The artist’s seminal F-111 (South, West, North, East) and several other socio-politically motivated prints will be on view.