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Museum Exhibition

Beverly Buchanan, To ‘Prudence Lopp,’ n.d. Metal, plastic, and wood, 18 x 10 x 16 inches. Courtesy the Estate of Beverly Buchanan and Andrew Edlin Gallery.

Current Exhibition

"Beverly Buchanan — Ruins and Rituals"
Sept. 14 - Dec. 2, 2017

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents its fall exhibition “Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals,” an acclaimed retrospective of the late artist’s landmark bodies of work. The exhibition, on view from Sept. 14 through Dec. 2, will feature more than 150 objects, including cast concrete and mixed media sculptures, drawings and books, evocative paintings and photographs.

Buchanan’s art, informed by the resilience, tenacity and creativity that she observed in the rural South, explores themes of memory and historical injustice, monument and ruin, as well as the forms and histories of Southern vernacular architecture, as depicted in her sculptural shacks. “Ruins and Rituals” was organized by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by Jennifer Burris and Park McArthur. The presentation was adapted by the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, which will host an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. The reception will include a lecture by the exhibition curators, who will discuss Buchanan’s life and work.

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Museum Hours

Tuesdays - Fridays | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Saturdays | Noon - 4 p.m. 

CLOSED 
Sunday, Monday, holidays, summers, and official Spelman College breaks

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