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Latinx from the NEHMA Collection


Latinx works of art represent a growing part of the NEHMA collection and reflect a
significant influence in Western American art. New acquisitions by Yolanda Gonzalez, Leo Limón, Paul
Sierra and Eloy Torrez will be featured in Latinx from the Collection as well as a grouping of paños,
artworks created on handkerchiefs by artists incarcerated in Texas penitentiaries.
Latinx from the NEHMA Collection is co-curated by USU Art History Professor Alvaro Ibarra and NEHMA
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Bolton Colburn.

8/24 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright


Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western
influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential
poets.The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their
brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding
haiku.The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20 th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in
1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same
way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be
accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-
Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in
the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

8/24 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info

David Maisel: Proving Ground Exhibition Opening


Join us to celebrate the opening of David Maisel's "Proving Ground"; a new exhibition exploring the
military testing site Dugway Proving Ground through large scale photographs and video installation.
The reception will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
In a remote region of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, a classified military site called Dugway Proving
Ground remains largely hidden from public view, closed to civilians and rarely seen in the media.
Since its founding during World War II, Dugway Proving Ground has been a test site for chemical
and biological weapons.In 2014, after a decade of inquiry to the Pentagon, artist David Maisel was
granted access to Dugway Proving Ground.Through large-scaled photographs and video projection,
Proving Ground immerses the viewer in this surreal and alien realm –in Maisel’s words, a “hidden,
walled-off, and secret site that offers the opportunity to reflect on who and what we are collectively,
as a society.”

9/14 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art | More Info




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