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Past Exhibitions : 1995

From the Ocean of Painting: India’s Popular Painting Traditions, 1589-present

January 19–March 12, 1995

The first American exhibition to comprehensively survey India's ethnic arts—as distinct from "high art" created through aristocratic patronage—the exhibition includes work from India's peasant villages, remote tribal settings and urban centers.

Points of View: Selected Works of Art Chosen by the Friends of the Smart Museum

March 1–June 1, 1995

Points of View, the second twentieth-anniversary exhibition, traced the growth of the permanent collection through the donations of the Museum's membership.

Post-War Chicago Works on Paper and Sculpture

March 14–June 1, 1995

The exhibition featured works by Chicago artists with an interest in outsider and folk art

Madness in America: Cultural and Medical Perceptions of Mental Illness Before 1914

April 13–June 11, 1995

This touring exhibition offered a survey of images and concepts of insanity in 18th- and 19th-century America.

Paul Coffey: My Days with Peter in the Weed Garden

June 27–September 3, 1995

An interior, walled, non-organic garden installation

20/20: Twenty Master Drawings for 20 Years

June 27–September 3, 1995

20 still lifes, landscapes, allegories, historical scenes, and life drawings from the collection

MFA 1995

July 13–August 27, 1995

Works by Louis Brandt, Anthony Elms, Marc Fischer, Erik S. Lieber, Morgan Santander, Duncan Webb, and Karen Louise Wilson.

Woman in the Eyes of Man: Images of Women in Japanese Art

September 12–December 3, 1995

Artistic depictions of women throughout Japanese history

The Studio Museum in Harlem: Twenty-Five Years of African-American Art

October 19–December 10, 1995

This exhibition marked the first national tour of art from the collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Sculptural Head as Image

December 12, 1995–March 10, 1996

The convention of the portrait head from antiquity to the present