The 2019–2020 season promises to be inspiring, with a series of exhibitions that consider craft, process, and labor; that engage with time, memory, and the recovery of history, and that encourage careful thinking about identity and community.

Upcoming Exhibitions

ALLEGIANCE BY DIEDRICK BRACKENS

The University Art Gallery will host Allegiance, by Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens, recent winner of the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize from the Studio Museum Harlem. Brackens weaves tapestries of cotton—powerful in his work for its association with the slave trade—that consider the complexities of queer black identity, and the complexities of engaging with a difficult and painful history.

THE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT HIGHLANDER LIBRARIES

The collaborative project Highlander Libraries, led by artists Greg Pond, Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, and Anna Craycroft, will activate the space of the University Art Gallery. The gallery will be transformed to recall the library of the Highlander Folk School as it existed near Monteagle from 1932 to 1961, and be opened for use by performers, classes, community members, and organizations.

SENIOR ART MAJORS SHOW

To close the 2019–2020 season, from April 17 to May 9, the UAG will celebrate the thesis work of the Class of 2020 graduating senior art majors: Heidi Hayne, Malik Hodge, Henry Ray, Anna Douglas Smith, and Harry Zhou. We will celebrate their work with an opening reception on April 17 at 5 p.m.