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Detail from Ramirez’s Elevatious Transcendualistic Series No. 1
Paul Henry Ramirez: Elevatious Transcendualistic, November 11–January 2. The Tang’s atrium will be transformed by a brightly colored swirl of biomorphic lines and shapes: a mural of fourteen eight-foot-tall paintings by Paul Henry Ramirez. Ramirez approaches architectural space as if it were an empty canvas, pushing his abstract images into all parts of the space—raising, squeezing, and compressing solid blocks of color painted directly onto the museum’s walls. The exhibition is organized by Ian Berry, the Tang’s curator, in collabortion with the artist.
     Extra! On November 16–18, Ramirez’s dynamic visuals will come to life in a specially choreographed piece by Professor Debra Fernandez and Skidmore dancers, to be performed in the atrium.

Virginia’s Lynch Mob, by Kara Walker
     Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress, January 18–June 2. Known for her black-paper silhouettes, Kara Walker is an artist who has quickly become one of the most important voices of her generation. Her images depict Civil War–era stereotypes, sex, violence, and power relationships of all sorts. As antiracist parodies, Walker’s creations fit within the work of a group of African-American artists who deal with stereotypic black images in a confrontational way. This exhibition will show works from all phases of her career, including large wall installations, a narrative series of watercolor drawings, texts by the artist, and a new installation with projected images. The show is being organized in collaboration with the Williams College Museum of Art.
     Admission to the Tang is free. Museum hours are Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed major holidays. For information about curator’s tours, children’s programs, and other events, call 518-580-8080 or check www.skidmore.edu/tang.


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