The Open Museum

February 17–March 26, 2023 || To celebrate the gallery’s long-awaited reopening, we welcome the St. John’s College Polity, long-standing friends, artists, supporters, and neighbors to unite in an unstructured, four-week-long happening that will transform the gallery space into a dynamic and immersive, community-realized installation. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to write and draw directly onto a museum’s walls. Grassroots and nonprofit groups will be able to use the venue free of charge for conversations, performances, readings, screenings, etc.


Love by Looking: Selections from the Collection of Alitash Kebede

April 8–June 5, 2023 || This exhibition showcases the notable collection of Los Angeles-based art dealer and film-producer Alitash Kebede. But it is also about how Kebede, an Ethiopian immigrant, helped create the market for the art of Black artists in the United States. The show includes work by Mark Bradford, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Al Loving, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, and many others.

The Prints of Rockwell Kent: Selections from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection

April 8–June 5, 2023 || This exhibition of 50 works is the largest assemblage of prints, worldwide, by American artist Rockwell Kent. A prolific artist and writer, Kent was also a renowned sailor and adventurer. He pictured the austere landscapes of Alaska and Greenland. He also illustrated editions of Candide, The Canterbury Tales, the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, and Moby Dick.