Last year the Weatherspoon celebrated its 75th anniversary and showcased many outright and promised gifts to the collection as part of the festivities. Not all recent additions to the collection, however, could be included. This exhibition focuses on those that the museum purchased through established art acquisition endowments or using donated funds. These purchases, along with four gifts of art, allow us to acknowledge that the museum’s broad collection and steady growth and innovation result in part from many kinds of civic generosity. Artwork by Ai Weiwei, Mickalene Thomas, Tony Oursler, and Rozeal are but a few new additions highlighted.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website