Go Figure: Selections From The Hunter Museum’s Permanent Collection Now On Exhibit

Monday, December 16, 2013
Tony Scherman, (b. 1950), II Mostro, 1998 encaustic on canvas, 84 x 96 inches, Collection of Hunter Museum of American Art, In honor of Julius L. Chazen.  A gift of the Unus Foundation, Nanci and Steve Chazen and Jack Saks-Chazen, 1999.7
Tony Scherman, (b. 1950), II Mostro, 1998 encaustic on canvas, 84 x 96 inches, Collection of Hunter Museum of American Art, In honor of Julius L. Chazen. A gift of the Unus Foundation, Nanci and Steve Chazen and Jack Saks-Chazen, 1999.7

The Hunter Museum of American Art presents “Go Figure: Selections from the Hunter Museum’s Permanent Collection,” an exhibition of figurative American works of art from the late 20th and early 21st century. The exhibition is currently open to the public and will be on view through Jan. 26. 

The figure has occupied artists since the beginning of time. Go Figure, drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, focuses on the many ways American artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries have explored the human form. This selection of nearly 40 works includes American artists like Tony Scherman, Leon Golub, Philip Pearlstein, Bo Bartlett, Alan Siegal, Duane Hanson, and Catharine Newell. A variety of mediums, themes and approaches are explored through the works in the exhibit.

“What makes the Go Figure exhibit unique is that these particular pieces have rarely been featured together before which provides visitors the opportunity to see previous museum favorites in a new context," said Chief Curator, Nandini Makrandi.  "Several of the pieces have not been on view since the Museum was renovated in 2004.” 

In connection with the Go Figure exhibit, the Hunter Museum is also partnering with Townsend Atelier to present Go Figure Live, a live figure drawing demo presented by guest artist Caleb Goggans on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m.  The program is open to all, with free admission for Hunter Museum members and $9.95 admission for non-members, or free for those registered for the Townsend Atelier workshop.  To learn more about Townsend Atelier or the workshop, please visit http://townsendatelier.com/


Lesley Dill (b. 1950), White Threaded Poem Girl, 1996, photo silkscreen, oil paint, and thread on tea-stained silk, 156 x 40 inches, Museum purchased with contributions from Spectrum 2006, 2006.5.
Lesley Dill (b. 1950), White Threaded Poem Girl, 1996, photo silkscreen, oil paint, and thread on tea-stained silk, 156 x 40 inches, Museum purchased with contributions from Spectrum 2006, 2006.5.

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