Double Vision: Art from Jesuit University Collections
Double Vision is a first-of-its-kind exhibition that highlights the diversity, depth, and quality of the collections of MOCRA, the Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University), and Loyola University Museum of Art (Loyola University Chicago). Works range from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries, by artists including Keith Haring, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol and May Wilson.
Double Vision speaks to the unique role of art in Jesuit teaching as an instrument for finding meaning in life through imagination, feelings and reflection. The exhibition is inspired by the Stations of the Cross, but in place of the traditional Passion narrative, fourteen themes expressive of the human condition—such as Justice, Solidarity, Mercy, Wisdom and Compassion—are each paired with two works of art as a means for providing multiple points of entry for exploring the themes. The act of moving through the exhibition, the narrative arc suggested by the themes, and the sometimes-surprising juxtapositions of art are intended (like the traditional stations) to encourage an imaginative, contemplative space for personal reflection.
Double Vision is on display through May 22. MOCRA's hours are Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun, 11 am to 4pm, and Thurs 11 am to 7 pm. More info at https://www.slu.edu/mocra/exhibitions/double-vision.php