Current Exhibitions

Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art will be the first comprehensive traveling exhibition of objects from Duke’s remarkable Hawaiian home, Shangri La. Situated amidst five acres of interlocking terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head, Shangri La powerfully reflects Duke’s life-long aesthetic passions.... more »

through August 31, 2014


  • Nolan Preece
    Contemporary Gallery

    Chemigrams: Nolan Preece

    through August 10, 2014 Nolan Preece, a photographer for over forty years, has devoted his work to understanding and mastering the challenging techniques of early photography and conceiving of new photo-based processes at the same time. In the late 1970s and early 80s, his fondness for experimental photography led him to originate a photographic abstraction process that employed chemical masking techniques and... more »
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez
    Hawkins Gallery

    Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez

    through August 17, 2014 Picturing Mexico: Alfredo Ramos Martínez marks the first comprehensive examination of the artist’s work produced from 1929 to 1946. An artist of great significance, Ramos Martínez (1871–1946) developed his own distinctive contribution to modernism. This exhibition explores Ramos Martínez’s work through four sections—Many Women, Religious Piety, Los Angeles Stories, and... more »
  • Brainscape
    Media Gallery

    Helga Griffiths: Brainscape

    through September 28, 2014 German artist Helga Griffiths is interested in the physiology and psychology of perception, and her body and sense organs are often the point of departure for her work. Brainscape is a video taking viewers on an animated journey of the artist’s own brain, based on computer tomographic images created at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. The dream-like flight simulation... more »
  • Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh
    CA+E Gallery

    VENUE: Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh

    through November 30, 2014 In 2012, Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, two of the Internet’s most critically acclaimed bloggers, embarked on a multi-state tour of the United States “to document often overlooked yet fascinating sites through the eyes of the innovators, trendsetters, entrepreneurs, and designers at the forefront of ideas today.” Their 16 month long journey, inspired by nineteenth-century survey... more »
  • Elizabeth Farnsworth and  Terry Evans
    CA+E Research Library

    North Dakota Oil Boom: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Terry Evans

    through November 30, 2014 The Williston Basin is a 300,000-square-mile depression that includes parts of North and South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Two miles beneath the surface of the basin lies a shale deposit called the Bakken Formation, where hydraulic fracturing has unlocked vast amounts of petroleum. Fracturing, also known as “fracking,” pumps water, sand, and chemicals underground at high... more »
  • Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia
    Feature Gallery North

    The Paruku Project: Art & Science in Aboriginal Australia

    through December 7, 2014 Paruku is the region in Australia’s Western Desert that surrounds the inland body of water known to settlers as Lake Gregory. Named after the English-born explorer Sir August Gregory, this terminal desert lake has long been a resource for the Walmajarri-speaking Aboriginal people. The ancient shoreline of Lake Gregory contains what may be the oldest sites of continuous human cultural... more »
  • What is Missing?
    Casazza Gallery

    Maya Lin: What is Missing?

    through January 4, 2015 Maya Lin is inevitably cast as an architectonic artist, but over the past decade she has engaged the vocabulary of a cartographer, making artworks that help viewers to visualize complex natural and cultural systems operating in the world. This exhibition unites sculptural objects alongside what Lin considers to be her final memorial project, What is Missing? An interactive mapping... more »