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
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.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
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
Pairs and Partners: Chiaroscuro
February 25 through April 16, 2017
Pairs and Partners: Portals
June 1 through August 4, 2019
Pairs and Partners: The Road Less Traveled
January 2 through March 20, 2022