When the cabin fever sets in over the holiday weekend, there’s only one thing you need to do: Go see some art! We are here with a list of the best shows on view in our Charlotte museums right now, and we hope you use it as a guide to feed your soul after you feed your belly.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
On View: Paul Strand in Mexico shows the portfolio of photographs taken by the American photographer between 1932-1935 while he lived in Mexico on assignment. This exhibition is part of In focus/Enfoque, the Bank of America-led initiative to showcase contemporary Mexican photography.
On view: North Carolina native William Ivey Long’s recent costume designs are on view alongside preparatory drawings and materials in William Ivey Long: Costume Designs 2007-2016. You have another chance to experience Bank of America’s In focus/Enfoque through the exhibition Develar y Detonar (Reveal and Detonate), which highlights 40 of Mexico’s leading photographers.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art + Culture
On View: Sloane Siobhan’s paintings are on view in Archetypes of the Subconscious, an investigation into the artist’s raw emotions after experiencing the recent death of her mother. The slightly abstract, powerful works show her thoughts manifested as animals in conflict.
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
On View: Leah Rosenberg’s Color for the People is in the first floor gallery space, with the walls colored brightly to reflect her selections of the colors of Charlotte. The second floor hosts Stimulus, which is a window into the films, videos, books, and music that have influenced or inspired (or stimulated) their creative practices. The third floor exhibition is Rodrigo Valenzuela’s New Land, which is a multi-media look at desert landscapes and immigration.