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📍 Next time you’re in the museum, take in Mayhew’s works in “Approaching American Abstraction” on Floor 4 🔗Discover more about Mayhew + his poignant landscapes at the link: https://t.co/2mqPhUTcjz
Titled “With Resilience, Far Too Long” and “With Roots, Far Too Deep,” the lush twin canvases you see here build on the symbolism of David Hammons’s iconic “American Flag” (1990) + incorporate references of trees chopped down in Sesay’s Oakland neighborhood.
At the beginning of her design process, Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao takes time to identify less visible external factors that influence + shape architecture. This “outside-in” approach yields greater understanding + accommodation for contemporary lifestyles.
🖌️ Chat with our conservation team! Starting tomorrow, July 12, the "Pan American Unity" (1940) conservation team will host a brief Q&A with visitors on Mondays, Thursdays + Fridays. Join us at 1:30 p.m. PDT throughout July in the free Roberts Family Gallery.
"[Handkerchiefs] are artifacts of personal health + hygiene; intimate objects that have each been carried by someone... In another era the gesture of offering your handkerchief was a way of expressing compassion for someone else’s suffering." - artist Klea McKenna.
Spring is normally associated with birth and renewal, but artist Lieko Shiga's series "Human Spring" (2019) is haunted by the specter of death. Shiga created the images after a 2011 tsunami devastated the small town in northern Japan where she lived.
Susan O'Malley's works aim to shift mundane exchanges into heightened experiences to inspire hope + optimism. The Bay Area artist uses simple + recognizable tools to offer entry points into the understood + sometimes humorous, interactions of everyday life.