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Because I Say So Sculpture from The Scholl Collection
April 17, 2009 - September 6, 2009

Because I Say So is an exhibition that will provoke that answer to the question, “Is that Art?” The Museum will present sculpture and installations for which the artists have used materials ranging from the most ordinary (twigs, pins, scraps of fabric, etc.) to objects that refer to sculptural tradition, but subvert it in remarkable ways. This is an opportunity to create the environment for a dialogue about the very nature of sculpture itself to the university community and beyond. All of the works will require the viewer to engage, experience, and reflect on the world of art today. This show is drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, who have been in the forefront as collectors and supporters of emerging and established contemporary artists for many years. Their vision for the future of their artists has not only resulted in extraordinary recognition for work that was virtually unknown, but also in the compilation of a collection that is as unique as it is provocative and representative of the cutting-edge of art.

Genetic Portraits by Nela Ochoa
April 17, 2009 - August 23, 2009

Nela Ochoa is a multi-media artist working simultaneously in the realms of video art, sculpture and performance to explore the genetic codes of human bodies. Ochoa will create a site specific installation which investigates DNA in the body. Ochoa's work uses medical images such as X-rays to explore the complex relationships between DNA and body. She often uses her own DNA printed in latex as a starting point for her sculptural endeavors.

Nancy Friedemann - What Comes After
May 20, 2009- September 20, 2009

Nancy Friedemann Sanches lives and works in Bogota, Colombia and New York. In her paintings, she manipulates symbols that deal with ideas about femininity and the role of women in art history. Friedemann is inspired by Spanish colonial painting styles and Minimalism. When she paints, she presents typically feminine subject matter like flowers, lace and embroidery. In painting these delicate objects in a careful and detailed way, Friedemann monumentalizes them, giving them a heroic place and scale. By re-enacting the process of making lace through drawing and painting, she captures the essence in monumental works, each done with tiny strokes and an economy of materials. In What Comes After, explores the experience of identity and memory from a feminist perspective.

Creative2009 Cintas Finalist Fellowship Exhibition
May 20, 2009 – August 23, 2009

The Cintas Foundation offers an award to one artist of Cuban heritage selected by a panel of jurors. Every year, the Frost exhibits the five finalists. The only one of its kind in the nation, the program has honored some of the world’s most talented Cuban artists. Past visual arts fellow painters include Ernesto Oroza, Carlos Alfonzo, Teresita Fernández, Anthony Goicolea, Ernesto Oroza; photographers Andres Serrano and María Martínez-Caíñas; sculptor Maria Elena González, and filmmaker Mari Rodríguez-Ichaso. The Cintas Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who are currently residing outside of Cuba. Winners will be announced in May at the annual exhibition of work by the finalists in each category.

The Figure Past and Present: Selections from the Permanent Collection
November 29, 2008 - 2010
2nd Floor Galleries

The inaugural exhibition will focus on the diverse representations of the figure as a vision of humanity, whether earthly or divine, by placing it within an art historical context. This exhibition will include contemporary works, ritual artifacts of Pre-Columbian cultures, traditional African wood carvings and delicate visages of Asian deities.

The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery
The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery allows visitors to experience interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. This state-of-the-art Discovery Gallery consists of 13 stations including the computer-based display, Picture Yourself, where a camera takes an image of a person’s face and reproduces it on a touch screen. Participants can then trace the contours of the face with their fingers and print the finished product. The Kenan-Flagler Discovery Gallery is possible due to the support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust was established in 1965 from the estate of William Rand Kenan, Jr., who was born in Wilmington in 1872 and graduated from UNC in 1894. Kenan was a scientist, chemical and mechanical engineer, business executive, dairy farmer and philanthropist.


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