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Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Sunday, March 14, 2021


Smart Museum of Art



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Smart Museum of Art


What does it mean to care for something, someone, or ourselves?

Take Care seeks to unpack matters of care from the personal to the collective. Drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection, the more than 50 artworks on view range from portrayals of familial relations and societal obligations to gestures of hospitality and ritual; from strategies of bearing witness and evoking empathy to explorations of networks of care and the results of their absences. Acknowledging the ways care can be specific and personal, central to the exhibition is a rotating presentation that invites members of the Smart Museum’s communities to nominate artworks from the collection to be temporarily added to the exhibition.

Artists include: Sonja Alhäuser, Bethany Collins, Käthe Kollwitz, Deana Lawson, June Leaf, Kerry James Marshall, Gladys Nilsson, Suellen Rocca, Erika Rothenberg, Lorna Simpson, Sylvia Sleigh, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Suzanne Valadon, Cathy Wilkes, and Yeesookyung, among others.

Curators: Jennifer Carty, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives.