Online, via Zoom
Patron, Contemporaries, Contemporaries Patron, Circle, Fellow, and Sponsor members
Explore the exhibition Julie Mehretu during this online event with senior curatorial assistant Melinda Lang. The artist’s expansive mid-career survey, currently on view at the Museum, features more than seventy paintings, drawings, and prints. This presentation charts Mehretu’s trailblazing career from 1996 to the present and fills the Museum’s fifth-floor gallery, offering dramatic vistas of her often panoramic works.
Multi-layered and multi-referential, Mehretu’s work draws on abstraction, architecture, landscape, and contemporary geopolitics. In its resistance to simple interpretations, her art encourages a nuanced reckoning with the true complexity of our histories and identities. After we complete the virtual exhibition tour, there will be time for questions and discussion.