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Bob Thompson’s Life and Legacy: Adrienne Childs, Naudline Pierre and Diana Tuite
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The first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than twenty years, Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine traces his brief but prolific transatlantic career. Curated by Diana Tuite, the exhibition will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through January 2, 2022, before traveling to venues in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Adrienne L. Childs is an art historian and curator. She is an adjunct curator at The Phillips Collection and associate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She curated the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, 2020, at the Phillips Collection. Her current book project is Ornamental Blackness: The Black Figure in European Decorative Arts, forthcoming from Yale University Press.
Naudline Pierre (b. 1989) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her paintings draw from fantasy and iconography to conjure a mysterious alternate world full of characters that often interact in tender ways. Pierre received an M.F.A. from New York Academy of Art, and a B.F.A. from Andrews University. In 2021, her work will be featured in Prospect.5 New Orleans, and is the subject of a major solo exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Diana Tuite is the Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art, where has been instrumental in building an expansive collection and developing new interpretive strategies and curatorial models. In addition to Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine, recent curatorial projects include Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing and Torkwase Dyson: Nautical Dusk.
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