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December 12, 2018

Arts Roundup: Visit the Henry Art Gallery, see Clotilde Jiménez’s exhibition, and attend the last event of the year at the Burke

End 2018 artfully by visiting the Henry Art Gallery, seeing Clotilde Jiménez’s “Apple of My Eye” before it closes, and ringing in the new year and at the same time – saying goodbye – to the old Burke Museum!

martha friedmanVisit the Henry Art Gallery

The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Enjoy, learn, and be inspired through art. Now on exhibition:

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Clotilde Jiménez: Apple of My Eye

Clotilde Jiménez: Apple of My EyeExhibition on display through December 29 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

This exhibition shares work by UK-based artist Clotilde Jiménez. It features Jiménez’s recent collages and charcoal drawings that use fruit, a traditional symbol alluding to sexuality in Western art history, to explore the constraints of sexual identity in Western culture. Using everyday and texturally rich materials such as wallpaper, images cut from magazines, and plastic bags, the collages bring pointed humor and formal rigor to the representation of the Black, queer, masculine body.

As an artist, Jiménez was inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s use of form and color to tell stories, “Jacob Lawrence was one of the few artists who showed me that it was not only possible to depict my life as a Black person in my own way but that it was also important and needed. Jacob Lawrence’s forms and color palette gave me the courage to look to my own Black American Puerto Rican roots to channel some of that essence into my work while also candidly telling my own story in the time that I live.”

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last night at the burkeTake flight: Last night at the museum

December 31, 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM | Burke Museum

The space between two points is rich, deep and expansive.

Take flight into 2019 at the Burke Museum’s once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve party in collaboration with LoveCityLove. On this special night, past and present will collide in a kaleidoscope of light and color. Come experience eight rooms of movement and sound as DJs, live bands, dancers, artists and slam poets come together to celebrate as the Burke takes flight into a new year and a new building.

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