Nixon Gallery: Selections from the Works on Paper Collection

Through April 23, 2017



The Nixon Gallery spotlights thematic works on paper from our permanent collection. One side of the gallery features works on the subject of Incarceration which coincides with the project The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. This project, supported by the 2016–2017 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Massachusetts, explores the ways in which state violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization have transformed the U.S. economy, culture, and society. 

On a different note, the other side of the gallery  shows the many ways dogs have been represented in art, from early Renaissance prints to modern photography.  






Image Top: Danny Lyon, American, born 1942. Schizophrenic inmate, imprisoned twenty years, from Conversations with the Dead,1968 (printed 2011). Gelatin silver print. Gift of Nicole Moretti Ungar, class of 1982, and Jon Ungar. Image Bottom: Willis, John, American, born 1958.Vern Sitting Bear and His Nieces Pet Wolf, Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, 2004. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press