CONWAY, Ark. (January 24, 2022)
– The Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College (WMA) on Friday, February 4,
2022, will open its four winter exhibitions:
Martin:Conjure is a collection of
spiritual portraits of Black women as Martin imagines their essences filtering
in and out of the physical and spiritual realms. The exhibition includes ten
large-scale mono prints that draw from spiritual and oral storytelling to
cultivate a visual language that is unique to Martin.
- Walker Evans American Photographs comes to
the WMA from the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and recreates the landmark 1938
exhibition that was the first time a single photographer was exhibited at MOMA.
Considered the gold standard for everything else that followed in American
photography, the work of Walker Evans remains as captivating and challenging as
it was 83 years ago. Walker Evans American Photographs is based on an
exhibition originally organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Support
provided by Art Bridges.
- Make Me Feel Mighty Real is a
gallery-sized installation by artist-in-residence Anthony Sonnenberg. Power,
excess, decadence, and consumption permeate the installation and visitors will
be engaged to participate in the artwork.
Hayes will be on display in the Window
Gallery. Hayes, revered Arkansas glass artist and a 1988 graduate of Hendrix,
will be represented by his most recent large-scale glassworks. The Window
Gallery, visible from the exterior of the building, is available to visitors
day or night.
The exhibitions that open
February 4 will continue through March 18, and are free and open to the public,
as are related educational activities.
“We have over
20 public programs planned in conjunction with these exhibitions,” said Mary
Kennedy, director of the WMA. “Artist residencies, curator talks, film
screenings, panel discussions, and student-led tours will be announced soon through
the museum’s social media channels and our website.”
Follow the WMA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit www.windgatemuseum.org for the
latest information on exhibitions and activities.
Windgate Museum of Art
Located on the
campus of Hendrix College, the Windgate Museum of Art is an 8,000 square-foot, environmentally
controlled space that includes three exhibition galleries. With a vision to be
the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas, the WMA presents outstanding art
exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and invigorating social
activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Free and open
to all, the museum uses hands-on experiences to train students in all facets of
museum work, including curatorial research, collection management, educational
and social programming, marketing and communications, as well as all aspects of
exhibition research, planning, installation, and evaluation.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas,
Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading
liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change
Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its
academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a
fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.