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Kara Maria - Precious and Precarious: Life on the Edge of Extinction

Painting featuring swirls and circles of various sizes in blues purples greys and red and detailed painting of a blue whale

Kara Maria, The Sea, the Sky, the You and I, (Blue Whale), 2021, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of Anglim/Trimble. Photo by John Wilson White.

Kara Maria's solo exhibition Precious and Precarious: Life on the Edge of Extinction presents a series of vibrant paintings and works on paper that feature extremely detailed renderings of animal species that are either endangered or extinct.



On View All Academic Year

Unexpected Perspectives

Unexpected Perspectives examines works of photography from the de Saisset's permanent collection that defy clarity and offer abstracted compositions and subjects.

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Rotating Images: Fletcher Benton, Going Around the Corner with X, 2008, painted steel, Gift of the artist, with assistance from Paula Kirkeby, in honor of William Rewak, S.J., 2013.4.1. Monica Lundy, Ladies of the Barbary Coast, 2014, 22 kt. gold, 16 kt. gold, 11 kt. gold, white gold, pulverized charcoal, mica flake, coffee, gouache, acrylic medium on Arches paper mounted on panel, 61 x 82 x 2 in., Courtesy of the Nancy Toomey Fine Arts. Class visit to the museum's collections storage vault with Professor Karen Fraser. Photo courtesy Chuck Barry.




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The museum is currently closed for installation. We will re-open on Friday, April 1, 2022.

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