Saturday, June 30, 2018 — Ongoing
Amy Galpin, Ph.D. | Chief Curator
Through five thematic sections, Connectivity: Selections from the Frost Art Museum Collection examines how art objects, created across cultures and during different time periods, relate to one another and to myriad publics. Abstract Languages comprises the first section and offers an opportunity to analyze works that implement color, line, and form in dynamic ways. Whether it is a longing for home or the memory of a cherished street corner, Geographic Spaces, the second section, examines how the notion of place serves as a creative catalyst. In the third section, the notion of Individuality emanates through an examination of portraiture and different representations of the figure. This section explores shifting notions of dress and comparative elements such as gesture and pose. The fourth section considers Belief Systems, emphasizes myths and organized religions. The final section, Citizens During Turbulent Times, reflects on this particular moment and evokes the effects of war, climate change, and collective anxiety.
Connectivity shares recent gifts, celebrates the Frost Art Museum’s treasures, and includes rarely seen objects from the vaults collected over the past 40 years since the museum’s inception in 1977. Select objects featured in the installation will be rotated periodically.
Image caption: Cecilia P. Arboleda, Untitled (Solar Shields), 1994, Gelatin silver print-toned, 16 x 20 inches, Gift of the Artist’s collection, FIU 2009.19.1