Monster Roster: Antecedents and Influences

February 11–June 12, 2016

Peruvian, Mochica Culture, Stirrup Vessel, 5th–6th century, Unglazed earthenware with slip-painted decoration. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Swartchild, Jr., 1974.24.

This intimate exhibition brings together the kinds of works of art, both ancient and modern, that Monster Roster artists studied and appreciated.

Drawn primarily from the Smart Museum’s collection, it includes classical and medieval sculpture; the traditional arts of Africa, Oceania, and Pre-Columbian Americas; and works of art in various media by the German Expressionists and the modern master Jean Dubuffet.