Mural Study for Cancer (detail), 1948. Clarence Van Duzer. Tempera on panel; 13 in x 29-1/4 in.
The Casting by Omer Fast is contemporary video art that features narratives about love and war while grappling with questions of memory and recollection. In this dialogue, Paola Morsiani, curator of contemporary art, shares her thoughts about this artwork which is currently on view at the museum. The Casting was acquired by the museum in 2008.
300ewliza_image_b-w_tiff1.jpgWhile her classmates toyed with new media or tried to reinvent painting in the late 1980s, Liza Lou walked into a bead store, found her medium, and kept right on walking away from mainstream artmaking.