April 22, 2023 - September 10, 2023
Together is a celebration.
The grand opening welcomes the community back to the Museum with art, inaugurating the new galleries with an AMFA-curated exhibition that envisions togetherness. With meditations on family, friends, community, and our connection to the natural world, these themes overlap and playfully shift like a colorful kaleidoscope. Together reflects the diversity of AMFA’s community and affirms our institutional commitment to openness and inclusivity as we embark on a new chapter in our history.
Greeting visitors is a vibrant, larger-than-life portrait by Ryan RedCorn of Chantelle Keshaye Pahtayken and Shay Pahtayken, Plains Cree mother and daughter. A member of the Osage Nation, RedCorn creates photographs that place indigenous people squarely in the present.
Equally colorful is the monumental, collaged triptych by Oliver Lee Jackson that blends multiple arts and is one of three works in the exhibition on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Several works have been purchased for the exhibition, including Elias Sime’s Tightrope (2022), made from reclaimed electrical wires and computer keys. The work is a statement about how technology connects us globally, but also about the environmental impact of e-waste shipped to Africa from around the world.
Learn more about the art on view in this exhibition with the audio tours in AMFA's Mobile Guide.