Donald Judd was a major figure in the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s when he and others sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own. Judd’s use of color in three print series dating from 1988 to 1993 are on view along with a recent acquisition, Untitled (1993). Judd’s prints are compared and contrasted with prints by his peer, Sol LeWitt.
This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve purposes both religious and political. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. A fully-illustrated catalogue by leading expert Constantine Pedridis accompanies the exhibition.
Join us for Member Morning at the de Young, when we open an hour early just for members at the Family level and above. You’ll have private gallery time in Contemporary Muslim Fashions, the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex, diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide.
Visit the de Young Museum Store to shop the trunk show with 12 Small Things, a company that sources fair trade products supporting artisans around the world. They will be featuring muslim textiles and fashions in celebration of the opening of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.
Members receive a 10% discount.
Members at the Contributor, Enthusiast, and Partner levels and higher are invited to an Opening Night of the special exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.
Enjoy light refreshments, music, and special programming including opening remarks from exhibition curators at 6:30 pm in Koret Auditorium. Seating is first come, first served.