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Several major exhibitions on view at Weatherspoon in December

Art is always on display on campus, even when we’re not. You can catch some unique exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum through Dec. 21.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, December’s Noon @ the ‘Spoon tour will feature the exhibition “Louise Fishman: A Retrospective.” The tour, which is 20 minutes long, will begin at noon. The Weatherspoon is the only Southern venue that will feature these works, which cover from 1967 to the present. Fishman uses Abstract Expressionism to create large-scale gestural paintings that share the physicality, dynamism and emotional power of that movement, without bravado. Her work is inspired by her profound dedication to feminism and aspects of her Jewish background. The exhibition will be available for viewing through Dec. 21.

The work of multimedia artist Sanford Biggers, Falk Visiting Artist, will be on view beginning Saturday, Dec. 16. By using antique Southern quilts covered in paint, he conveys themes of navigation often used as markers on the Underground Railroad, and star charts employed by astronomers. His work serves to intentionally complicate our understandings of history, culture and identity. It also poses the questions of our own paths in a complex world, and how history informs the present. (You’ll see more on this big exhibition in a future CW, and Biggers will give a talk on campus in March.)

Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

See the Weatherspoon Art Museum website for days and hours.

For more information or questions, contact Loring Mortensen at lamorten@uncg.edu.

By Ishan Davis