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European Galleries The Miseries of Human Life and Other Amusements
Through November 26
Thomas Rowlandson’s wickedly humorous Miseries of Human Life, like the popular book that inspired it, catalogued the “petty outrages, minor humiliations, and tiny discomforts that make up everyday human existence.” This installation includes not only examples from the published books, but a rare selection of unpublished drawings that relate to the series and serves as a complement to our current exhibition ofGreat British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum.
Museum Travel Program Travel to Honolulu this Winter
This winter, take a deep dive into Oahu’s vibrant art scene and gain an insider’s view of the island’s art, history, architecture, gardens, and culture with Museum curator Zoe Kwok. Destinations include the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Bishop Museum as well as special visits to private collections, artists’ studios, and breathtaking Hawaiian gardens. Learn more today!
In the Classroom
Seeing to Remember
This past spring, Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor in the departments of Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, introduced a new course that drew on a growing corpus of art from the Museum’s collections that documents slavery and interprets historical narratives. Read more about the course, “Seeing to Remember: Representing Slavery across the Black Atlantic.”
Contemporary Galleries The Language of Portraiture
Through September 17
Explore the translation of gestures and poses of bodies into conversations about cultural, social, and political topics in this themed installation of contemporary art. Highlighting artists such as Troyin Ojih Odutola and Bill Viola, both of whom capture the contrasting expressions within the same person, the installation offers a variety of perspectives through portraiture from Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and Mexico.
Weekend Programming Highlights Tours Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Discover the Art Museum’s globe-spanning collections by taking a Highlights Tour, offered free of charge every weekend afternoon. Tours meet at the Museum entrance.