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July 30, 2022 – February 19, 2023

Overview

WHERE: Henry Street Gallery (Lower Level)

Home, a multi-media exhibition, creates conversations around concepts often tied to the sense of home—memory, comfort, loss, displacement, and reclamation. Sometimes described as a state of mind, home occupies both a physical and emotional space. Each artist examines how the concept of home can alternate based on an individual’s perception, simultaneously serving as a site of renewal or rejection, longing or resistance. Whether stemming from self-selected removal or forced exile, the featured artists grapple with the impact of displacement and utilize their work to provide a space of meditation on the experience.

Artists

  • Lida Abdul
  • Marc Chagall
  • Mona Hatoum
  • Pao Houa Her
  • Bessie Scottie Iquginnaaq
  • Tom Jones
  • Mohammed Omar Khalil
  • Louise Nevelson
  • Milton Resnick
  • Ben Shahn
  • Warsan Shire

Artwork

older person wearing a floral print button-up shirt, resting their arm against a surface, in a leafy, vegetal, floral setting
Pao Houa Her, untitled (Portrait) from the series After the Fall of Hmong Teb Chaw, 2017. Archival pigment prints, 52.5 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Bockley Gallery.
photograph of a Ho-Chunk girl in traditional clothing surrounded by floral beadwork and embroidery and embroidered two birds flying above her head
Tom Jones, Cameryn Collins, 2021. Archival inkjet photograph with glass beads, shells, and rhinestones, 32 x 29 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.
still from a video showing a person standing on a tall pile of rubble, wearing a dress, holding a wide paintbrush and brushing the surface of a collapsed concrete wall
Lida Abdul, White House, 2005. 16mm film transferred to video (color, silent), 4:58. Courtesy of the Artist and Giorgio Persano Gallery.
abstract painting
Milton Resnick, Untitled, 1967. Oil on paper, 30 ¼ x 21 ¾ inches. Gift of Julian Harris Estate, Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

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MMoCA presents Home: An Exhibition that explores the tenuous and elusive concept of home– Art Daily

monochrome intaglio print that looks like a collage of stamps, torn pieces of paper, barcodes, gum wrappers, and more
Mohammed Omar Khalil, Cinnamon, 1979. Intaglio, 7 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Gift of Warrington Colescott and Frances Myers, Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

PRESS RELEASE

Home Press Release

ACCESSIBILITY

Exhibition labels are available in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Large-print labels are available within the galleries.

Artwork from the Permanent Collection

Chrysanthemums. Artist: Marc Chagall. Date: 1949. Medium: gouache, ink, and pastel on paper.

Chrysanthemums

1949

Marc Chagall

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Human Fish in Our Camp. Artist: Bessie Scottie Iquginnaaq. Date: 1985. Medium: stonecut and stencil.

Human Fish in Our Camp

1985

Bessie Scottie Iquginnaaq

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Cinnamon. Artist: Mohammed Omar Khalil. Date: 1979. Medium: intaglio.

Cinnamon

1979

Mohammed Omar Khalil

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End of Day XXVIII. Artist: Louise Nevelson. Date: 1972. Medium: painted wood.

End of Day XXVIII

1972

Louise Nevelson

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many cities. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

many cities

1968

Ben Shahn

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many men. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

many men

1968

Ben Shahn

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to roads in unknown regions. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

to roads in unknown regions

1968

Ben Shahn

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to days of childhood. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

to days of childhood

1968

Ben Shahn

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mornings by the sea. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

mornings by the sea

1968

Ben Shahn

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nights of travel that flew with the stars. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

nights of travel that flew with the stars

1968

Ben Shahn

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beside the dead. Artist: Ben Shahn. Date: 1968. Medium: lithograph.

beside the dead

1968

Ben Shahn

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older person wearing a floral print button-up shirt, resting their arm against a surface, in a leafy, vegetal, floral setting
Pao Houa Her, untitled (Portrait) from the series After the Fall of Hmong Teb Chaw, 2017. Archival pigment print, 52.5 x 42 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Bockley Gallery.

Exhibition Support

Exhibitions in the Henry Street Gallery are generously funded through an endowment established by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.