Alum curates Colescott retrospective
Alum Matthew Weseley (MA 2013) will be co-curating an exhibition on the artist Robert Colescott entitled “Robert Colescott: Art and Race Matters.” This show, the first comprehensive retrospective of the compelling and controversial artist, will display 85 works from 53 years of Robert Colescott’s (1925-2009) career, highlighting an extensive body of work that confronted diversity and racial stereotypes. Matthew’s co-curator is Lowry Stokes Sims, retired Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, and specialist in African, Latino, Native and Asian American contemporary arts.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue highlighting Colescott’s extensive career published by Rizzoli Electa. After exhibiting at Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (September, 20, 2019 – January 12, 2020), “Robert Colescott: Art and Race Matters” will tour the Portland Art Museum (February 15 – May 17, 2020), Chicago Cultural Center (June 20 – September 27, 2020) and Akron Art Museum (October 25, 2020 – January 31, 2021).
Matthew Weseley earned his BA in art history from Stanford University and a MA in education from Smith College, as well as his MA in art history from the University of California, Davis. He is currently at work on a monograph on the art of Robert Colescott.