Sorry for this post being one day late, everyone! I’m currently recovering from a small ailment, not to mention I am still on spring break mode. Speaking of spring break, even though we had a week off of classes, I couldn’t go a week without art! Over the weeklong vacation, I accompanied a group of friends to Savannah, Georgia, where we enjoyed sunshine and a temporary shift away from Michigan’s below freezing temperatures. Savannah was a beautiful Southern getaway, where we admired architecture, did a ghost tour, and walked beneath curtains of Spanish moss. One thing we enjoyed among all the food and activities was art.
We visited the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art and saw an array of temporary exhibitions on views, such as “Morality Sucks,” by Carter Flachbarth (B.F.A., painting, 2020), a series of paintings showcasing a male figure with elongated limbs that reflect the anxieties of current events through various narratives. Another exhibition was a group exhibition called “Icons Only,” featuring icons of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Another exhibit was Barthélémy Toguo’s “Urban Requiem,” made from a a variety of mediums. A neat part of this exhibition was an interactive element, where visitors could write messages on postcards for the artist. This contributes to the themes of hope and activism conveyed through Toguo’s work, which seeks to address sociological and ecological dilemmas. There was also an emphasis on the Black Lives Matter movement and the global events like refugee crises.
There were many other neat exhibitions and works of art we saw. Visiting art museums is one of my favorite activities when visiting a new place, and I’m glad we were able to visit this one!