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|Indiana Women's Caucus for the Arts||March 1 - April 28, 2017||Reception April 27, 2017|
|Bernal Collection||March 20 - May 22, 2017||Reception May 4, 2017|
Engaging networking opportunity to share a meal with world class artists visiting the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture (NDCAC).
|Crossroads Gallery||Gina Costa: Ways of Seeing||January - February 2017|
|Lower Level||INTRO||February 18 - March 10, 2017|
|Crossroads Gallery||Bernal Collection||March 20 - May 22 2017|
|Multiuse space||Indiana Women's Caucus for the Arts||March 1 - April 28 2017|
Arte Paño Contemporaneo: A Tradition Revived
March 5 - April 16
Arte Paño Contemporaneo: A Tradition Revived is a national art exhibit program curated by and resulted out from a short residency with the Instituto De Nuestra Cultura (INC.) founded by Chicago artist, Jesús Macarena-Ávila. INC. means “our institute of culture” affirms the idea that culture is best served when is passed as a tradition from one generation to another. Work inspired by "arte paño" on themes such as art as activism, gender, immigration, multiculturalism, and popular culture.
Reflections & Meditations: Retrospective of Photography by John Pinderhughes
March 1 - April 27
Reflections & Meditations, a selection of photographs by the successful African American photographer, John Pinderhughes, is composed of selections from four series that Pinderhughes continues to revisit regularly. Each provide visitors with Pinderhughes’ iconic style that embodies expansive landscapes and pictures that explore the relationship between people and their environment, traditions, and points of view. Images include: sweeping landscapes from Majestic Vistas; abstract natural moments from Quiet Scriptures and Wavelines; significant memories from insignificant objects from Burnt Offerings.
Un-Titled an Animated Video Projection by Artists Adriana Corral & Alma Leiva
October 9 - December 13
Outsider at the Vatican: Fredrick Franck's Drawings of the Second Vatican Council
August 1 - September 28
Outsider at the Vatican: Frederick Franck's Drawings from the Second Vatican Council is an exhibit sponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture featuring works on paper from Pacem in Terris: The Frederick Franck Museum and the Catholic Documentation Center, Radboud University Nijmegen.
A Festival of African Marriage Traditions
June 14 - June 26
All are welcome to the NDCAC's Festival of African Marriage Traditions. The event was free & open to the public. This festival held authentic food & music from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Rwanda. The exhibition displayed ceremonial gifts, cloth, and more from each of these countries at the Crossroads Gallery. Representatives from each country gave a presentation of marriage traditions including dowry ceremonies and games.
Derek Lardelli -- Whatu: An Insight into the Maori World
April 16 - June 9
Lardelli is an internationally renowned artist whose works include the graphics used for corporate Air New Zealand's rebranding, the composition of the All Blacks rugby team haka, Ta moko (traditional Māori tattooing), sculpture, and more. During his time in South Bend, Lardelli gave a public lecture at the Snite Museum of Art. This lecture was a precursor to the exhibition opening of Lardelli's works at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art, titled “Whatu: An Insight into the Māori World.”
Potraits of the Past: The Potawatomi as Painted by Van Sanden
Febuary 11 - April 3
Portraits of the Past: The Potawatomi as Painted by Van Sanden opened February 11th at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. The exhibition ran through April 3, 2015. Featuring artworks by Van Sanden, a nineteenth century Dutch itinerant painter, Portraits of the Past features nine portraits created circa 1835. The contemporary viewer sees the nineteenth century as crafted by Van Sanden; the portraits represent the subjects as he had them sit.
Maceo Montoya - Cielo Rojo
Febuary 2 - March 31
The Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture presents Cielo Rojo, paintings by Maceo Montoya, with the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Notre Dame Creative Writing Program. Featuring paintings by Maceo Montoya, Cielo Rojo partners portraits and landscapes, inviting the viewer to generate relationships between, and narratives for, the images. This was a fitting invitation, considering Montoya’s background as an acclaimed writer and poet as well as a visual artist.
Federico Cuatlacuatl - Entre- Existente (Between Existence)
December 10, 2014 - Febuary 6, 2015
Entre-Existente|Between-Existence ran from December 10, 2014 - February 6, 2015. Digital artist Federico Cuatlacuatl, MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, creates works that have an “emphasis in visually and theoretically representing sociopolitical issues [which] also recognizes the gap between theory and praxis, and therefore, bridges both approaches by bringing social engagement” into his pieces.
Sandra Fernandez - Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead; Remembering the Undocumented Across the Rio Grande
October 30 - December 5
Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art & Partners Presents: Remembering the Undocumented Across the Rio Grande featuring guest artist, Sandra Fernández
September 24 - November 24
Examples of Bernardi’s works were on display throughout the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture (NDCAC) from September 24 – October 24, 2014. The works on display showcase works spanning Bernardi’s rich career. Among them are pieces that were created with the Segura Arts Studio, which is housed at the NDCAC.
Art in Motion: Guayasamin's Ecuador Unframed
September 3 - October 28
Art in Motion / Guayasamín’s Ecuador Unframed opened September 3rd at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. The exhibition ran through October 28, 2014. The exhibit is a collaboration between a faculty research group headed by Carlos Jáuregui and a teaching group headed by Tatiana Botero with professors Parroquin, Mangione-Lora and Topash-Rios at the University of Notre Dame that combines art and technology, and explores questions of race, identity, and politics. It was designed for both the Notre Dame and South Bend/Mishawaka communities, and it encourages a conversation between the two. Outreach is a major emphasis of this project, growing out of the pedagogy of community engagement that is fostered by the Center for Social Concerns. Art in Motion / Guayasamín’s Ecuador Unframed bridges cultural theory, mathematical analysis, media visualization, and computer programming in an innovative installation of the mural Ecuador(1952), a major art work by Oswaldo Guayasamín, one of the most prominent Latin American artists of the twentieth century.
April 28 - July 1
Indefinite Spaces opened April 28th at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. The exhibition ran through July 1, 2014. The exhibition showcases works by printmakers from Notre Dame to Kiev. This rich collection of prints according to Justin Barfield “investigates the ever-changing physical and psychological environment in which we inhabit.”
March 3 - April 25
INMigration: Beyond Borders, a Visual Journey opened March 3rd at the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. The exhibition ran through April 25, 2014. Featuring artworks by various artists, INMigration centers on the themes of immigration, migration, and faith. The exhibition aims to present the viewer with the impact of the action and results of emigrating to the United States, drawing on perspectives from both sides of the Mexican border. The title of the exhibition itself is a play on the word immigration and the phrase “in migration.”
Figures in Print
December 4, 2013 - Febuary 27
The Figure, In Print, 1987-2007 presents 12 figurative works revealing the range of the print medium—lithography, intaglio, wood cut, aquatint, monotype and photolithograph. The featured artists are Claudia Bernardi, Elizabeth Catlett, Enrique Chagoya, Daniel Martin Diaz, Peter Drake, Lawrence Gipe, Luis Jimenez, Faith Ringgold, Andres Serrano and William Wegman.
Diogenes Ballester - Dia de los Muertes/ Day of the Dead
October 4 - November 15
A Community Collaborative Celebration - Altar of Freedom - In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Visit to South Bend. The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that gives honor, tribute, and celebration to the lives of deceased loved ones. In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr’s 50th anniversary of the march on Washington, D.C., as well as his visit to the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend; a collaboration to present several Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) events.
African Presence in Mexico
August 21 - October 24
The African Presence in Mexico art exhibit is the inaugural event for The Africana World: A Historical and Cultural Mosaic will be exhibited from August 20th through October 25th in the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art.
Martina Lopez - Between Reason
March 18 - June 21
The Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its Inaugural Exhibition: Between Reason by Martina Lopez. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. and the Grand Opening of the University of Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture. The exhibit opens on March 18 and closes on June 21, 2013. Poets search for a sensation and the words with which to voice it. Likewise, Martina Lopez seeks a vision in images of things more easily felt than seen: memories, origins, final days, and dreams. She creates a world of her own through the photographs that memories and origins are made of. Hers is a statement with a story of her personal journey and also of her medium. Although she grew up in Seattle, her parents were from Ysleta, Texas, and came to the Northwest via military assignments. She began exploring the theme of loss and change at the age of twenty-four following the death of her father in 1986. Photographs had been her substitutes for other missing parts within her family when she discovered pictures of her eldest brother, who was killed in Vietnam when she was only four. Other family pictures of vacations or road trips taken by her father became part of her search for her origins. They formed fill-in patches of a story, surrogates for memories she could not have experienced.
August 13-17, 2014
As a part of the Taller Fronterizo/Border Workshop collaboration, the NDCAC worked along with artists, print studios, and scholars in the US and Mexico on a new initiative, "El Gran México/Greater Mexico." This project aimed to address the multiple and complex ways that the border between Mexico and the United States has impacted and shaped culture in the borderlands and beyond.