Past Exhibitions

  • December 13, 2021 - February 13, 2022
    Video Gallery
    The work of avant-garde filmmaker and video artist Harun Farocki (1944–2014) examines the power of images and the politics of their use. Combining text, narration, and found and archival footage, Farocki’s...   more
  • September 10, 2021 - January 23, 2022
    Ebsworth and Garen Galleries
    The Outwin: American Portraiture Today, a major exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, features the finalists of the Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait...   more
  • August 30, 2021 - December 27, 2021
    Teaching Gallery
    Greek vases, marble sculptures, and other ancient works hint at how artists in antiquity visualized racial identity, often in ways quite different from our own. This Teaching Gallery exhibition presents a...   more
  • August 21, 2021 - November 28, 2021
    Video Gallery
    Andrea Fraser is a performance and video artist who is regarded as a pioneer of the conceptually driven artistic practice known as institutional critique. Since the 1980s she has questioned art’s institutional...   more
  • August 21, 2021 - September 5, 2021
    May Department Stores Foundation Foyer
    Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a global pop-up exhibition composed of thousands of handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who died in the Arizona desert between the mid-1990s and 2019. During this time...   more
  • May 7, 2021 - August 1, 2021
    Garen Gallery
    This exhibition features thesis projects by the MFA in Visual Art students in the 2021 graduating class of the Sam Fox School’s Graduate School of Art. Students present artworks in various media, exploring...   more
  • April 23, 2021 - August 1, 2021
    Teaching Gallery
    Women’s Work examines the depiction of feminized labor–historically defined as work undertaken by women, especially tasks of a domestic nature–within sociopolitical contexts that have affected women’s economic...   more
  • April 5, 2021 - July 25, 2021
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This exhibition features thesis projects by members of the MFA in Visual Art 2020 graduating class of the Sam Fox School’s Graduate School of Art. These recent alumni present artworks in various media,...   more
  • January 25, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    Video Gallery
    “Total fascination with a structure of endless change” is what first drew the contemporary painter Amy Sillman to the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses (8 CE), a mythic tale of transformation, desire, and power...   more
  • January 25, 2021 - January 31, 2022
    VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION >> The California-born, Berlin-based artist Christine Sun Kim (b. 1980) explores concepts of sound, its visual representations, and how it is valued in society from her...   more