Sky Hopinka: Dislocation Blues
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) makes work that “centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the play between the accessibility of the known and the unknowable.” His short film, Dislocation Blues, presents an alternative—what the artist calls “an incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections”—to mainstream media representations of communities and conditions at Standing Rock, the Indian reservation in North Dakota where the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, #NODAPL, coalesced during the summer of 2016.
Hopinka received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Portland State University and his MFA in film, video, animation, and new genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In Portland, he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His work has played at various festivals, including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images Festival, Courtisane Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, FLEXfest, and the LA Film Festival. Hopinka is a 2018–2019 Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow. Curated by Lisa Fischman, the Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis Museum.
Generously supported by the Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund.
Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, Chicago
Sep 20–Dec 16A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of James Gillray prints, examining both the complexity of Gillray’s printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)
Nov 13, 4–5 PM
Dec 1–Dec 16, 11 AM–5 PMThird Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale
An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving.Event Date:Repeats every day until Sun Dec 16 2018.Saturday, December 1, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 3, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 4, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 5, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 6, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 10, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 11, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 12, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 13, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 14, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pm
Sep 22–Dec 8, 2 PMDrop-in Public Tours
The Davis Museum offers guided tours to public groups during open hours. Specially-trained Student Guides engage visitors with the Davis’s distinctive permanent collections and special temporary exhibitions.Event Date:Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 08 2018 except Sat Oct 06 2018, Sat Nov 24 2018.Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 3, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 10, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm