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Snite Museum exhibit focuses on African experience

first_imgThe Snite Museum of Art’s new fall exhibit stretches through numerous rooms with large paintings, sculptures and even electric metal signs. Biographies of the many artists adorn the walls alongside their respective artwork, giving more of a story to each piece. Each work of art tells some kind of rich and brilliant story, typically etched into the history of the black experience.This exhibit, entitled “Solidary and Solitary: the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection,” was brought to the Snite Museum by curators Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel. It celebrates black artists and will be up for viewing in the museum until December 15.According to a press release from the Snite Museum, this is a historical exhibition that offers a new perspective on issues people of African descent have faced throughout history.“This will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a vital lineage of visionary black artists,” the press release said. “This exhibition offers a new perspective on the critical contribution black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s through the present day.”Gina Costa, marketing and public relations manager for the Snite Museum, said this exhibition has been on display around the country and the former director of the Snite, Charles Loving, worked with the Baltimore Museum of Art to get “Solidary and Solitary” to Notre Dame. However, because of space limitations, the Snite Museum can only show part of the exhibit.“It was a great opportunity for the museum to display an exhibition that offers a new perspective of the critical contribution of black artists,” Costa said. “These works reveal how African artists have used abstraction as a visual vocabulary to talk about the issue of being black, social struggles and the international African diaspora.”The exhibit displays works from a wide variety of artists using several different mediums. Some include oil canvas paintings, re-draped canvas, sculptures, found fabric and more.Costa said the most notable artists are Sam Gilliam, Norman Lewis and Kevin Beasley.Quoting the Snite press release, Costa said “the entire collection is really of an unparalleled level and shows the power of abstract art as a profound political choice rather than just a stylistic preference for generations of artists.”According to the press release, “[the exhibit] will reveal a rich and complex history woven from the threads of artistic debates about how to embody blackness, social struggle and change.”Museum visitors will have the opportunity to meet the curators, Bedford and Siegel, during a free public reception with refreshments on the evening of Oct. 26.Costa also said she wanted to emphasize the accessibility of the Snite Museum to Notre Dame students.“Students often don’t know that the museum is free and open to the public. It’s their museum.”Editor‘s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the role of Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel in the Snite Museum’s new exhibition. Bedford and Siegel are the curators of the exhibition. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: Snite Museum, Snite Museum of Art, Solidary and Solitarylast_img read more

Iowa sees 14 more COVID-19 deaths, highest one-day total so far — new cases confirmed in our area

first_img32 22 31 2 11 Floyd 1412 Wright21 1 12 Worth Hancock 1 91 21 DES MOINES — Governor Reynolds announced 302 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state for a total now of 7145 cases. 89% of the new cases in today’s report are from the 22 counties where restrictions will remain in place until May 15th.14 more deaths were reported, the highest one-day total reported so far, with the Iowa death toll increasing to 162. Today’s report shows 269 confirmed cases have recovered for a total now of 2697.Locally, there were two new cases in today’s report. Butler County has a new case in an 18-40 year old, while Kossuth County has a new case in a person aged 41-60. Today’s report shows a removal of a case from Wright County, while the case reported by Floyd County health officials on Wednesday does not show up in today’s report.Including the first Floyd County case, the number of total cases in our immediate listening area is now up to 39. 14 of the cases are from Cerro Gordo County; nine from Butler; three each from Hancock and Wright; two each from Franklin, Kossuth, Mitchell and Winnebago; and single cases in Floyd and Worth. Of those 39 cases in our listening area, 23 have fully recovered. Mitchell 21 1 Butler342 Confirmed CasesChildAdult (18-40)Middle (40-60)Older (60-80)Elderly (81+)TotalDeathsRecovered Winnebago11 Franklin11 Kossuth11 22 Cerro Gordo266 Area Total0101811039023last_img read more

Tennessee needs to forget about Jon Gruden

first_imgLeBron stopped his regular season coasting to teach the Knicks a lessonThe Cavs and LeBron have been sleep walking to start the NBA season, but last night James got fired up after a tag team assault by Enes Kanter and Frank Ntilikina, and provided a reminder that he’s still the best player in the game by angrily leading a 23-point comeback and a 43-point fourth quarter.The performance reminded Colin of a vintage Jordan game, because LeBron manufactured a the trash talk with Kanter as a reason to engage. He proved that he’s trolling the NBA on a nightly basis during the regular season, because he’ saving his energy for the playoffs. HeHe doesn’t flash his A game often when the games don’t matter, but he’s still got it when he needs it. The Knicks found that out last night.Guests:Rob Parker– FS1 analyst is in-studio talking LiAngelo Ball returning from getting arrested in China; and why Lonzo Ball has been a bust.Andrew Whitworth – Rams tackle is in-studio to discuss his decision to sign with the Rams; why Sean McVay is so special; and how Jared Goff has improved.Eric Dickerson – FS1 NFL analyst is in-studio talking college football; dirty recruiting tactics; and how his mom threatened to kill him if he transferred. Tennessee needs to forget about Jon GrudenButch Jones is out at Tennessee and immediately following the announcement, rumors began swirling that Jon Gruden was a serious candidate for the job. Gruden’s name seems to surface every time there’s a major college opening, but Colin thinks that even though his name gets fans excited, it’s not gonna happen.Gruden hasn’t coached in 9 years, and isn’t making much less as an analyst than he would taking a coaching gig. He also doesn’t have to deal with needy boosters and recruits 365 days a year. He’s even said publicly that he would be a walking recruiting violation if he did take over a program because of his inexperience with college compliance rules. It isn’t happening.The obvious choice for Tennessee should be Dan Mullen, who has built Mississppi State, in the middle of nowhere, into a perennial SEC winner. If Mullen was given the resources of Tennessee he would have them back in contention for the next decade. Mullen isn’t the sexy choice, but he’s the right one. Forget about Gruden.last_img read more