Contemporary Gallery Reopens this Spring

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School of Beauty, School of Culture. Kerry James Marshall, 2012. Acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth (Bibby) Smith, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, Jane Comer, the Sankofa Society, and general acquisition funds, 2012.57. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of Kerry James Marshall and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
All Things
Bright and Beautiful, Amy Sherald, 2016, oil on canvas; Collection of Frances and Burton Reifler, Winston-Salem, N.C.,
T.2018.23, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

On April 27, the front section of the Pizitz gallery will reopen with a new installation of contemporary works curated by Hallie Ringle. Drawn largely from the BMA’s permanent collection, the group of works will explore the history of under-recognized labor and will feature pieces new to the collection, along with many that haven’t been on view in years.

Making a welcome return home after a tour across the country is Kerry James Marshall’s beloved painting School of Beauty, School of Culture. The gallery will also feature work by artists such as Amy Sherald, Titus Kaphar, and Lonnie Holley, among others.

Please note that some works, including Amy Sherald’s All Things Bright and Beautiful, will not be on view until early May.