Exhibition Dates:

January 23 through July 7, 2024
Grand Gallery

Arc of Life features oil paintings by MacArthur Fellow Walter Hood. The artist recalls growing up in a then-segregated Charlotte, North Carolina before living abroad and pursuing his education and career in an integrated world. Inspired by the Henry Dumas short story of the same name, the site-specific installation Ark of Bones represents ancestral connections to Black Americans.

About the artist

Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally.

He is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, and the 2021 recipient of the Architectural League’s President’s Medal award.

A person with dreadlocks tied back, looks directly at the camera, holding their chin in their hand.

The Auburn Forum for Southern Art and Culture

Hood joins exhibiting artists and scholars for The Auburn Forum for Southern Art and Culture on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

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