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Past Exhibitions : 2000

Transforming Images: The Art of Silver Horn and His Successors

April 14 – June 11, 2000

This groundbreaking exhibition of Native American art featured ledger book drawings, an illustrated diary and calendar, and hide and muslin paintings made by Kiowa artist Silver Horn (1860–1940). 

Ecologies: Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Dan Peterman

July 6 – August 27, 2000

Projects from Mark Dion (born 1961), Peter Fend (born 1950), and Dan Peterman (born 1960)

Bernard Meadows: Drawings from the Lazarof Collection

December 16, 2000 – April 1, 2001

This intimate exhibition highlighted the 1999 gift of over a dozen drawings and related sculptures by the modern British artist Bernard Meadows (born 1915) from the collection of Janice and Henri Lazarof. 

Ages of Bronze: European Sculpture 1500-1900

September 26 – December 17, 2000

This exhibition investigated the uses of bronze and bronze casting in Europe across four centuries. 

“Canceled”: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China

November 19, 2000 – January 7, 2001

"Canceled" was an unconventional exhibition. Its subject was not an artist or a group of art works, but another exhibition that was never realized: It's Me (Beijing, 1998), a group show curated by Leng Lin that was canceled by Chinese officials the day before its scheduled opening.

Early Modernist German Drawings and Watercolors

September 12 – December 10, 2000

This intimate exhibition presented master drawings and watercolors by some of the leading German modernists of the first three decades of the twentieth century, including Lovis Corinth, George Groxz, Erich Heckel, Kähe Kollwitz, and Emil Nolde, among others.

Martin Kippenberger: Hotel Drawings and The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “America”

September 10 – November 5, 2000

In a special collaboration, the Smart Museum of Art and the Renaissance Society presented two distinct facets of his work: a series of drawings on hotel stationery and a huge, complex sculptural installation. The Smart Museum gathered approximately 200 of Kippenberger's "hotel drawings" from private collections in Europe and the United States. This series of drawings on hotel stationery includes doodle-like drawings on hotel stationery, highly finished compositions, and sketches that relate to his paintings, sculptures, and installations.

The Theatrical Baroque

January 9 – April 22, 2001

The Theatrical Baroque investigated the incorporation of theatrical devices into visual representation, the role of the baroque audience, and the dynamics of social performance as presented in imagery. Like Pious Journeys: Christian Devotional Art and Practice in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance, this exhibition was one of a series of special projects developed in collaboration among University faculty, students, and the Museum.