Elmhurst Art Museum to Debut New Diversity-Themed Exhibit The Human Touch
The traveling show that celebrates people and the spectrum of contemporary human experience offers selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection
Roland Fischer, Untitled - L.A. Portrait (1994-2000), C-Print and acrylic on fiberboard (photo courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum).
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Elmhurst Art Museum will present the Chicagoland debut of The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collections, a national touring exhibition on display at the museum from May 16 – August 27, 2017. The Human Touch celebrates people, diversity and the spectrum of contemporary human experience through works by renowned national and international contemporary artists including Chuck Close, Nan Goldin, Roy Lichtenstein, Kerry James Marshall, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley. The 40+ paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs represented in the exhibition were selected from the more than 400 works in the Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management’s collection.
The RBC Collection focuses on an exploration of the human figure. RBC Wealth Management began collecting contemporary art in the early 1990s as a way to connect with and to reflect the society in which it lives and works. Though works range in size and media, from serious to whimsical, and from realistic to abstract, each artist centers on the body as subject. From portraits to telling stories through pictures to more experimental means and angles, the artists evoke themes and ideas that are common to the human condition. The collection began touring the U.S. in 2014.
Located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst, Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs have an opportunity to learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time.
For more information about the exhibition call 630.834.0202 or visit elmhurstartmuseum.org.