Painting in the World: Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation 2014

Painting in the World: Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation 2014

“Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence,
and Reconciliation”
NAU Art Museum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
September 16 – November 22
Reception: 
5 – 7 p.m., September 18, 2014

In September 2014, the Northern Arizona University Art Museum
will produce a juried exhibition of paintings created around
inter-woven themes of politics, violence, and reconciliation. The
NAU Art Museum believes that the global community faces a
turning point today in which economic, environmental, and ethnic
pressures threaten the integrity of whole societies. The Arab
Spring, wars arising from religious extremism and, conversely, the
efforts of many nations to maintain stable, consensual societies
are among the themes we hope to address in this exhibition.
Artworks included in “Painting in the World: Reflections on
Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation” have been selected from
the submissions by Dr. George V. Speer, Director of the NAU
Art Museum.

Juror:
George V. Speer is the director of the Northern Arizona
University Art Museum and Associate Professor of Art History.
He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis
and his Master of Arts in Art History from Southern Methodist
University. Prior to his appointment at Northern Arizona
University, Dr. Speer was Curator of the Luce Foundation Center
for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in
Washington, D.C. His research interests focus on twentieth-
century American art and culture and the political origins
and consequences of representation.

 

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