Uncaged: Animals in the Collection

February 8, 2020 - August 8, 2021

Drawing from Montclair Art Museum’s extensive American and Native American collections, this exhibition will explore the variety of ways artists engage with animal imagery in their work. John James Audubon’s prints give viewers an encyclopedic look at the richness of America’s wildlife. Jumping fish, lovingly beaded on a Northwest Coast baby carrier, offer visual prayers for the child held inside. Brightly colored tigers serve as totemic stand-ins for the artist Thornton Dial, Sr.

The exhibition will coincide with Federico Uribe: Animalia and bring the galleries roaring to life.

 

For more information about this exhibition, contact communications@montclairartmuseum.org