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First Friday Exhibition Opening: Time & Place: Water, Sky, Land

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 109th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Time & Place: Water, Sky, Land  presents four American artists who document and reveal the planet’s endangered ecosystems.

Mark Klett revisits desert landscapes first documented by 19th century American surveyors and uses a method called “rephotography” to make new works that question the nature of time and history. James Balog’s time-lapse photography, including receding glaciers, giant sequoia trees and rising seawaters, confront climate change and human modification of nature. Terry Evans photomontages of American prairies invite the viewer to commune with and contemplate the fragility of pristine grasslands. In her newest work, transdisciplinary artist Erika Blumenfeld documented in gestural form one year’s worth of meteor activity.

Time & Place: Water, Sky, Land is curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67.  This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of Mary Gray Shockey, ’69.

Also on view: Yarning for Unity, an outdoor “craft-bombing” installation that shares messages of hope, love and unity with color and texture, and Saints and Sin: Selections from the Permanent Collection by Black Artists, featuring Kehinde Wiley’s St. Francis of Adelaide, 2006.

Image: James Balog, Vanessa and Trey With Rising Seas, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, 2016, pigment print on poly fabric


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures will be in place:

  • Visitors (age five or older) are required to wear face coverings at all times while inside the Maier.
  • Temperature checks are required at the entrance to the Museum. The staff will use a touchless thermometer.
  • Visitors must maintain 6-feet distance from others not in their party. Staff will also maintain 6-feet distance from visitors.
  • No more than 22 visitors will be admitted into the Museum at one time.  The number of visitors in each gallery will also be restricted. Staff will monitor occupancy.  You may be asked to wait to enter the Museum or a gallery.
  • Visitors will be required to follow directional arrows to maintain one-way flow through the Museum.
  • As per Randolph College procedures, visitors will be asked to sign a guest book to assist contact tracing, should it be needed.
  • No food or drinks will be available.


December 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm