photo of a child

Image credit: Andrea Wallace, Nico, 2013, inkjet print on aluminum, 30 x 40 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2018.07.06. © Andrea Wallace. Photo: Jeff Wells / CU Art Museum.

Japanese woodblock print

Image credit: Kikugawa Eizan, Japanese (1787 – 1867), Tamakazura, 1814 – 1817, from the series “Genji jūni kō” [Twelve Seasons of Genji], woodcut, 9 7/8 x 14 3/16 inches. Gift of Anna C. Hoyt, 57.217. Photo: Jeff Wells / CU Art Museum

Body Language: Picturing People
July 18, 2019 —June 2020

This exhibition considers how the pose, the gesture and the body in motion are used by artists to convey meaning. Figural artworks from the CU Art Museum’s collection are brought into conversation across cultural geographies and historical eras. Whether in presenting portraits of individuals or fictional personages, or in picturing religious icons, artistic depictions of the body speak volumes about personality, character and the values of a time or place.

Exhibition curated by Hope Saska.

This exhibition and programming is generously supported by CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees and CU Art Museum members.

View a gallery of exhibition installation photos here.