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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. 

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Saturday, June 01
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio – Lithography BYU Museum of Art Open studio is our art-making event for all ages, with new activities each month!
Tuesday, May 14
Front Entrance Closed The Front Doors of the MOA will be inaccessible this morning due to a University film shoot. Please use the Back Doors instead.
Saturday, June 22
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Music at the MOA: BYU Musicians' SummerFestival BYU Museum of Art Join young performers at the MOA for their concluding performance of the BYU Musicians's SummerFestival Workshop!
Friday, June 07
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Music at the MOA: University Chorale BYU Museum of Art Join University Chorale at the MOA for a evening of music!
Wednesday, May 01 - Sunday, May 05
Women's Conference Sale at the MOA Store BYU Museum of Art Take 20% off in person or online with coupon code WOMENSCONF20!

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.