Large-format portraits by Dutch-born artist Hans Neleman depict contemporary Maori men and women whose facial or body tattoos express individual, family, and tribal identity. The traditional art of Maori tattooing, once suppressed under colonial rule, has undergone a resurgence as New Zealand’s Maori reassert their cultural traditions.
Image Caption: Hans Neleman (Dutch, b. 1960). Parangi Hillman (Iwi: Ngai Tuhoe) “This ta moko represents my Maori identiy and my Christian faith,” 1999. Digital print, satin finish K-3 on aluminum. Gift of Hans Neleman, 2017.
Join Aldrich Educators for a special gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Participate in discussions, discover new artists and ideas, and dive into contemporary art during this Sunday afternoon tour.
Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley for a gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Participate in discussions, discover new artists and ideas, and dive into contemporary art during this Saturday afternoon tour.
We are opening up the Museum for the day with food, activities, and three special performances, including two artists in the exhibition Weather Report.
Colin McMullan will activate his social project, Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing, containing a wood-fired maple syrup evaporator funneling maple-scented steam into a spa experience. We invite participants to bring a towel and enjoy sitting in the steam of the native forest, including locally tapped maple trees.
Sean Salstrom will perform Indefinity Box, a performative sculptural work that reflects on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
Ravish Momin and Val Jeanty will perform as the duo, Turning Jewels Into Water, which takes its namesake from the notion that water itself will become a precious commodity due to the effects of climate change. The duo transforms ancient rhythms into the digital realms, turns dance into ritual, and also absorbs and adapts different folkloric traditions into their musical vision.
Join Aldrich Educators for a gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Weather permitting, we will focus on the outdoor Sculpture Garden installations, the last chance to see the works of Tom Friedman, Radcliffe Bailey, and Tony Tasset during their final weekend.
In The Studio: Stella’s Stars with Alissa Siegel
10 am to 12 noon; 1 to 3 pm
You’re invited to explore the newest additions to our Sculpture Garden, created by world-renowned artist Frank Stella, in this hands-on art making activity lead by artist and educator Alissa Siegal. Transform familiar and unusual materials alike to create your very own hanging star sculpture.
3 to 4 pm
An Aldrich Education will lead a tour of Weather Report. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, investigate key works of art, and invite conversations and observations.