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Past Exhibitions


The Nomadic Labyrinth: May 16 – June 1, 2014

THE NOMADIC LABYRINTH Paz de la Calzada May 16th – June 1st Located in the MAH Atrium The Nomadic Labyrinth is an interactive public art project that consists of a large scale labyrinth sculpture of precisely cut carpet. This mobile ongoing project not only explores the integration of drawing and architecture, but serve as a […]


The Cradle Project: February 7-March 23

3rd Floor Art Forum What do a local museum and an international health organization have in common? They inspire action. This exhibition was inspired by the work of Naomi Natale, an artist and activist who was moved to action when she visited Kenya in 2002. There, Natale witnessed that the far-reaching effects of AIDS that […]

Nikki McClure, Conspire (2003)

Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path 1996-2013: February 28-May 25, 2014

2nd Floor Solari Gallery What can you make with an exacto knife and black paper? Nikki McClure transforms these humble materials into extraordinary graphic stories of daily life. Transcending everyday experiences like knitting, pond swimming and star-gazing, McClure creates striking depictions of otherwise missed moments. It all began with a calendar illustrating foraged foods printed […]

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Toy Trains 2013

Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of […]


Rydell Visual Arts Fellows: December 20, 2013 – February 23, 2014

This winter, our main Solari Gallery features the work of the four recipients of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship in 2012 and 2013: Ian Everard, Isabelle Jenniches, Rocky Lewycky, and Encyclopedia Pictura (Sean Hellfritsch, Daren Rabinovitch, and Isaiah Saxon). These four artists are all trailblazers, exploring new formats and content in their artwork. This exhibition […]