Mary Ann Unger

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS Williams College Museum of Art Unger’s intertwined roles as mother, activist, and curator, as well as artist, foreshadowed those of today’s cultural workers, who often juggle organizing, administration, and educational work in addition to art-making.

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Kim Morgan

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA Dalhousie Art Gallery The body evoked in Morgan’s work is porous and ephemeral, dispersed and unbounded. It’s a way of seeing ourselves that was impossible for most of human history, needing a specific set of scientific and technological lenses.

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Rashaad Newsome

NEW YORK Park Avenue Armory Questioning Modernism as a Eurocentric appropriation of African culture, Newsome presents an alternative formation in which the expressive dynamic of ballroom vogue and Black femme/trans performance serves as both a model and critique.

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Cathy Lu

SAN FRANCISCO Chinese Culture Center The poetic and powerful stories conveyed in each of these spaces bring us face to face with the disjunction between the American Dream and the experience, both physical and psychological, of immigration to a land where one is forever regarded as “other.”

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Marc Swanson

CATSKILL, NEW YORK, AND NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS Thomas Cole National Historic Site and MASS MoCA Marc Swanson’s “A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco” offers a queer elegy for our collective climate futures. The two-venue exhibition tackles a huge set of parameters, including climate change, the AIDS crisis and the friends he’s lost to it, the Industrial Revolution, the Hudson River School, sublime forests, and backyard gardens.

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Eva LeWitt

NEW YORK Luhring Augustine Though LeWitt’s use of commercial materials and repetitive shapes would seem to emphasize the minimal and quotidian, the cumulative effect resulted in a constantly changing field of immersive wonder.

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