Two early works by Houston Conwill, renowned for his large-scale public art installations at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Community College of Philadelphia, and New York City’s African Burial Ground, among many other sites, are strong examples of California assemblage concerned with African American spiritualism and relationships between sculpture and performance.
David Park’s Standing Couple (1958) returns from a retrospective exhibition tour organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Conservation has also been completed on Philip Guston’s The Porch (1946–47).
One section of Art Since 1948 will be centered on photography and performance and includes works by Allan deSouza, Laurel Nakadate, Kenji Nakahashi, and Andy Warhol.
Art Since 1948 is curated by Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art