Current Exhibitions

MOG_Photo1Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
October 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Marks of Genius showcases the superb drawing collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, featuring 100 outstanding drawings, watercolors, and pastels spanning more than 500 years—many of them rarely exhibited. The exhibition highlights the immediacy of drawing and explores its multiple roles as a means of study, observation, problem solving, a record of the artist’s imagination, and a medium for creating finished works of art. Both European and American artists are featured, including such celebrated masters as Tiepolo, Watteau, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Delacroix, Degas, Homer, Kollwitz, Schiele, Nolde, Matisse, Mondrian, Lichtenstein, Ruscha, and Warhol.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Exhibition Sponsors:

Cate and Sid Jansma, Jr.
The Brooks Family – Holland
Burr & Company


Drawings from GRAM’s Collection
October 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder
October 23, 2014 – January 2, 2015


Jessica Joy London, American, b. Guyana, 1983. Detail, Float, 2014. 4’ x 8’. Ink on Yupo paper.

Jessica Joy London creates paintings that are artifacts of chance, conscious decision-making, and the fixed laws of natural phenomena. For inspiration, London closely observes the ordinary in the everyday and often integrates simple materials into her art. She incorporates water from her fish tank, garlic and onion skins, grapefruit, leaves, and grasses. She combines these with colored inks spilled in a systematic and methodical way onto the synthetic paper. Her bright, abstracted images look both biologically organic and mysteriously imagined.

“I imagined if it rained color, the landscape would look like my paintings. Shades of blue would flow from leaf to fallen leaf picking them up and repositioning them on bright green blades of grass and grey concrete in harmonious compositions”. —Jessica Joy London

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30
Cash bar opens at 6 pm.
Artist talk at 7 pm in Cook Auditorium.
Free admission.

You’re invited to the opening reception and preview
of the exhibition Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder. Explore the works on view and enjoy a lecture led by the artist.

Exhibition Sponsors:
Porter Foundation Frey Foundation
The Jury Foundation
Media Sponsor:
Michigan Radio – 104.1 FM

Also on view:

Intersections by Anila Quayuum Agha