Exhibition: Speaking Figuratively

Speaking Figuratively: Narrative, Emotion, & The Body offers diverse representations of the figure in art globally, thematically, and in various media. With work by 26 artists spanning the 17th – 21st centuries, Speaking Figuratively explores the ways artists utilize the human form—narratively to tell stories or comment on current political and social issues and emotionally to conjure feelings of bliss, desire, pain, or pleasure.

Speaking Figuratively is on view in the Schneider Hall Galleries through February 9, 2023. The Galleries are open Mon-Fri 9am-4:30 pm and Saturday 11-4.

Speaking Figuratively features 32 artworks from the UofL Hite Institute of Art and Design Permanent Collection. Represented artists include: Pansy Phillips, William Henry, Alberto Giacometti, Mauricio Lasansky, Willy Habl, Henry Gotleib, Flavio Do Carvahlo, Alexander Brook, Robert Carter, William T. Wiley,  Mark Priest, Jane Miller, Harold Gregor Jr. Edward Melcarth, Gerhard Marcks, Adriaen Van Ostade, Anders Zorn, Albert Edward Sterner, Rufino Tamayo, David Bumbeck, Mary Cassatt, Edwin Finch, Thomas Hart Benton, Utagawa Toyokuni, Morikawa Chikashige, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Schneider Hall, Gallery
2300 S. First Street Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

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Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute



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