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Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser will open at the Art After Dark event at 7 PM on Friday, March 2.

Nina Katchadourian’s work reveals the creative potential that, in her words, “lurks within the mundane.” Her art underscores the remarkable freedom and productivity that can come from working within self-imposed limitations. Although the subjects she explores and the media she uses are wide-ranging, lines of connection—sometimes even literal ones made of red thread—recur throughout this exhibition.

Kathadourian’s expansive practice plays out largely beyond her Brooklyn studio. She has made art in libraries, on airplanes, in forests and parking lots. Enlisting help from both far afield and close to home, Katchadourian has collaborated with sportscasters, zookeepers, museum maintenance staff, United Nations translators, an accent elimination coach, various animals and insects, and her own parents. With ingenuity, insight, and humor, her art invigorates our ability to see our everyday surroundings as a site of possibility.

This exhibition is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art.

Generous support for the exhibition is provided by Suzanne Deal Booth; Eric Herschmann, Orly Genger, and family; and Jeanne and Michael Klein, with additional gifts from George and Nicole Jeffords, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Jenny and Trey Laird, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Christopher Loughlin, and Chris Mattsson and John McHale. Support also is provided by Lawrence Banka and Judith Gordon, Nick Debs, Deborah Green, Pamela and David Hornik, Martin Z. Margulies, Karen and Chip Oswalt, and the West Collection, Philadelphia. 

Date / Time Title Location Info
Thursday, December 01
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Gogh to Playdough December: Christmas Traditions
Monday, November 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MOA Store Thanksgiving Sale Get up to 20% off on your purchase the week of Thanksgiving!
Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dixon Speaker Series: Professor Lance Larsen BYU Museum of Art To celebrate the Maynard Dixon: Searching for a Home exhibition, we've invited a series of speakers to give their unique insights into the life and works of this iconic artist. This event features poet and scholar Lance Larsen.
Saturday, November 19
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio – Romare Bearden Join us in August for Open Studio at the MOA as we highlight a few pieces in our sculpture garden! We will look at how artists create movement and gesture in figurative and abstract sculpture. Then we will apply what we learned by making our own gestural sculptures!
Saturday, December 31 - Monday, January 02
New Year's Closure The Museum will be closed from December 31 - January 2. Happy New Year!

March 3 – August 11, 2018

Nina Katchadourian’s work reveals the creative potential that, in her words, “lurks within the mundane.” With ingenuity, insight, and humor, her art invigorates our ability to see our everyday surroundings as a site of possibility.