Dive into the expanse of Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water. Experience art that ripples out from the museum galleries to the edges of our world, as artists across centuries and continents explore how art helps us understand the significance of water. In response to one of Earth’s most vital natural resources, artworks created in 618 AD are presented alongside contemporary works so new, they were finished in preparation for this exhibition. The more than 80 paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, and textiles on view are drawn from SAM’s collections and loans from local collectors.
The Henry is excited to welcome Paul Mpagi Sepuya as this year’s Monsen Photography Lecture speaker. This annual lecture brings key makers and thinkers in photographic practice to the Henry. Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at the University of California, San Diego.
Born in Vancouver and now based in Berlin, Jeremy Shaw explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that attempt to capture transcendental experience. The artist draws on and often combines the strategies of documentary filmmaking, music video, conceptual art, and scientific research to create a space of ambiguity in which disparate belief systems and histories are thrown into interpretive limbo.