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Spurlock Museum has these new contemporary pieces on display

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures in Urbana has announced they have a few pieces on display in their collection, which you can view now for the next few months. We’re all looking for activities these days, and this is a good one to help fill your week with a bit of art and culture. One of the pieces is Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure’s Seeds of Justice, which you can read about from one of our Arts features a while back.

From the press release:

Urbana, Ill., Mar 18, 2021 — Three new pieces of contemporary art are now on view at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at the University of Ilinois Urbana-Champaign. The Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad’s multimedia piece, A World Through Windows (2020), which the Spurlock Museum commissioned, is on display in the front gallery. It is now a permanent part of the Museum’s collection. Kinsey Fitzgerald’s sculpture Mother and Child and Ja Nelle Pleasure’s mixed-media painting Seeds of Injustice were both included in last year’s Great ARTdoors program and located in area parks. The works have since moved to a temporary location at the Museum and will be on display until May 16, 2021.

Check out the rest of the press release and find your way to Spurlock while this exhibition is still on display.

Top image is a portion of: A World Through Windows, Kevork Mourad, 2020. Acrylic on cotton fabric, 3-layer cutout, 23 x 32”. Collection of the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, Urbana, Ill.

Editor’s Note: An original version of this SPlog noted that the pieces were “added” to the collection, when in fact the pieces are currently “on display”. All changes have been made to the SPlog. We apologize for this error. 

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