20/20 Vision

February 13 – April 12, 2020

Recent acquisitions from Flaten Art Museum’s permanent collection 

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 13: 5–7 p.m. | Curator’s Remarks 5:30 p.m.
This is a shared opening with UPRISING, curated by Amanda Rose ‘21 and Bridget Asamoah-Baffour ‘21, on view in the nearby Groot Gallery.

What is a museum? Why do they collect objects? Who chooses what is collected, and how do they decide? Entitled 20/20 Vision, a term used to express the clarity of vision, this exhibition strives to reveal the collecting practices, processes, and occasional predicaments that have shaped Flaten Art Museum’s collection. Bringing together works by both locally and internationally recognized artists, this exhibition spotlights acquisitions from the last five years. These exceptional examples of art have been acquired through the generous donations of several individuals who have dedicated funds for acquisitions and shared their personal collections with us and future generations.

This exhibition is curated by Jane Becker Nelson with Mona Weselmann and contributions from Madi Duran ’20 and Megan Vikla ’21.

Image: Chizuko Yoshida, Scenery, 1975, wood block on paper, 2017.12.2, Gift of Eugene ’52 and Margaret ’53 Skibbe