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Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen


  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Cheek Theater 200 N Boulevard Richmond, VA (map)

The work of groundbreaking, multidisciplinary artist Howardena Pindell opens this August in VMFA’s Evans Court and 21st-Century Galleries. For nearly five decades, Howardena Pindell has explored the intersection of art and activism. This  exhibition looks at the arc of this artist’s career through the presentation of early and recent paintings, video art, as well as works on paper that celebrate her singular vision and its imprint on contemporary art since the 1960s.

This exhibition is the first major survey of the New York-based artist. It features early figurative paintings, her explorations into abstraction and conceptual practices, as well as personal and political art that emerged in the aftermath of a life-threatening car accident in 1979. Sub-themes in the exhibition—such as pre-1979, memoirist, traveler, activist, and scientist— help trace themes and visual experiments that run throughout Pindell’s work up to the present.

Earlier Event: August 24
An Evening with Howardena Pindell
Later Event: August 25
Young + Artful