Pairs and Partners: The Road Less Traveled

Journeys Through Art

January 2 through March 20, 2022

On view in the Wilson Gallery

Overview

The Road Less Traveled: Journeys Through Art is the third installment in our Pairs and Partners series of exhibitions.  This series invites people not usually involved in shaping exhibitions—MMFA staff and members of the community—to serve as guest curators, selecting permanent collections pairings and writing about them in accord with an assigned theme.

This Pairs and Partners theme is travel, which can be as simple as physically moving from Point A to Point B or as complex as a personal or spiritual journey leading to greater self-awareness.  These are subjects that have long fascinated many artists, but it is through each viewer’s encounter with the images that the stories come to life. In The Road Less Traveled, each guest curator picked two works that address some sort of journey and provided their own interpretation, as seen through the lens of their personal experiences.

Selections by Katherine Floyd, Ph.D. (above, from left to right): Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937), Columbus, Sunset, 2001, color etching on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 2001.7.2, Lynn Saville (American, born 1950), The Green Hand, Portland, Maine, negative 2012; printed 2016, digital inkjet print on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 2016.15.1

Guest Curators

Laura Bocquin, Community Arts and Engagement Coordinator, MMFA

Kathryn M. Floyd, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University

Sarah Graves, Ph.D., Collections Information Specialist, MMFA

Stephen Hayes, Director of Communications, MMFA

Chintia Kirana, Artist

Laura Whatley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University at Montgomery

It is through each viewer’s encounter with the images that the stories come to life.

Organizer

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Sponsor

Support for this exhibition was provided by sponsors Mr. Will Hill Tankersley and Dr. Kristin Tankersley with additional support from co-sponsors AmeriFirst Bank; Balch & Bingham, LLP; and Valley Bank.

Exhibitions in the Series

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