Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 6:30p -
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Art, History, Innovation, Virtual & Streaming
Robert Cozzolino, Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will present on Zoom about his groundbreaking exhibition Supernatural America that opens in 2021. Featuring artists from James McNeil Whistler and Kerry James Marshall to artists/mediums who made images with spirits during séances, this exhibition covers more than two hundred years of the supernatural in American art.
This event is organized in connection with deCordova’s exhibition Visionary New England.
About Supernatural America:
America is haunted. Ghosts from its violent history—the genocide of Indigenous Peoples, slavery, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and traumatic wars—are an inescapable and unsettled part of the nation’s heritage. Not merely the realm of metaphor but present and tangible, urgently calling for contact, these otherworldly visitors have been central to our national identity. Through times of mourning and trauma, artists have been integral to visualizing ghosts, whether national or personal, and in doing so have embraced the uncanny and the inexplicable. Supernatural America is the first major exhibition to assess the spectral in American art and explores the numerous ways American artists have made sense of their own experiences of the paranormal and the supernatural, developing a rich visual culture of the intangible.
This event is offered via zoom. Participants will receive the link to join via email.