This year-long, multi-gallery installation places the work of contemporary artist Shinique Smith (American, b. 1971) in direct dialogue with historic European art, a first in Smith’s career. Several of her large-scale sculptures, along with smaller works, will be displayed in the permanent collection galleries of the Museum of Art. Parade speaks to the European artistic tradition revealing the universality of human experience explored by artists throughout time while also foregrounding notions of Black femininity and the history of the circus.
Shinique Smith: Parade is generously supported by the Ellin Family Art of Our Time Endowment Fund and the Ringling Museum General Development Fund. It is paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues and by the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture.
Images courtesy Shinique Smith | SAS Studio