How can we thrive as part of a new global society? Artists welcome us into their studios to explore identity and the strength to be found in our interdependence.
Join us as we learn how art is leading our recovery from a global pandemic and healing our communities by encouraging empathy and creativity.
Moderators, Tricia Laughlin Bloom, NMOA Curator of American Art, and Deborah Willis, Chair, Tisch School of the Arts Dept. of Photography & Imaging and Director, Center for Black Visual Culture, NYU, will be joined in conversation by artists:
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Meet the Artists
Marela Zacarías has a labor- and research-intensive process that merges sculpture with painting. Her technique involves molding window screen and plaster into undulating 3D forms that she then paints, making them alive with movement and expression. Zacarías has created site-specific commissions throughout Mexico and the U.S., and her work has been exhibited at leading institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Galería Alterna in Mexico City, El Museum del Barrio and Sapar Contemporary gallery in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and the British Society of American Art in Brooklyn.
Victoria-Idongesit Udondian creates interdisciplinary installations and large-scale sculptural projects that draw from her experiences growing up in Nigeria. She engages with textiles and repurposed materials to investigate how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of his or her identity, and ultimately a nation’s psyche. Udondian has exhibited internationally at Fondazione di Venezia, Bag Factory Studios in Johannesburg, MASS MOCA, Fisher Landau Center for the Arts in Long Island City, NY, Nigerian National Museum in Lagos, and Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil, among others.
Nadia Liz Estela references the invisible layers of migration and memory that form identity. She creates a visual language where contradictions exist in the same plane. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and a resident of Montclair, NJ, Estela explores the journeys people make, collectively and individually. Her work combines paper and print, paint and canvas, installation, and performance. She has exhibited internationally at institutions including the Luo Zhongli Art Museum and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China, Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ, American Medium Gallery in New York, Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ. Estela has been selected as the Inaugural Artist in Residence at Hayama International Artist Residency in Hayama, Japan.
Kenseth Armstead is a multimedia conceptual artist whose work has been included in pivotal moments in the exploration of history, American culture, and ethnicity at museums and alternative spaces around the world, including The Whitney Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, and the MIT List Visual Art Center in Cambridge, MA. His work is also in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, and The Newark Museum of Art. His most recent public artwork is Boulevard of African Monarchs, presented by the New York City DOT Art Program and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance in Harlem, celebrating the legacy of African excellence in America.
A Unique Gift for our Supporters and Sponsors
Join our event as a Museum Supporter or Sponsor and receive a handmade floral arrangement inspired by artwork from our collection.
Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany Furnaces, Vase with Internal Decoration of Poppies, 1906-1912
Glass, 6 ½ x 6 in. (16.5 x 15.2 cm)
Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Ethan D. Alyea, 1966 66.473
Unrecorded artist, Dressing Gown with Floral Motifs, before 1929, Late Meiji or Taisho Period
Silk with discharge printing and stencil printing, 59 in. x 51 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (149.9 x 130.2 x 66.7 cm)
Purchase 1929 29.3A,B
Florine Stettheimer, Flower Piece, ca. 1921
Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm)
Anonymous gift, 1944 44.176
George Cochran Lambdin, Still Life of Roses, 1878
Oil on panel, 24 1/4 × 11 7/8 in. (61.6 × 30.2 cm)
Purchase 2005 The Mr. and Mrs. William V. Griffin Fund 2005.15