Exhibitions at SBMA

In addition to a selection of works from its critically acclaimed permanent collection, SBMA also presents temporary loan exhibitions of art from the past and the present.
For information on archived exhibitions please visit the Archives.

February 4 – June 9, 2024
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) is often described as one of the greatest colorists in the history of art. And yet, the monochromatic media of prints and drawings preoccupied him throughout his long career.
February 11 – June 2, 2024

Janna Ireland’s photographic practice is primarily concerned with the themes of family, home, and the expression of Black identity in American culture. In 2016, she began photographing structures designed by legendary Black architect Paul R. Williams.

March 3, 2024 – July 21, 2024

The distinction between the digital and hand-made seems clear cut, but this exhibition examines artworks that blur this distinction. Yassi Mazandi’s torus-shaped sculpture Nine began its life as a hand thrown shape made on a potter’s wheel. It was then scanned, digitally manipulated, and printed.

July 7, 2024 – October 20, 2024

This ambitious loan exhibition presents an overview of the artists championed by the famed critic and art historian, Michael Fried, over the course of the last 50 years.

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