Glenn Ligon, an American conceptual artist, explores race, language, identity, desire, and sexuality in his works, and is noted as one of the originators of the term Post-Blackness.
Ligon works in multiple media, including neon, painting, photography, video, and digital media. His work is influenced by his experiences as an African American and as a gay man living in the U.S.
Ligon fuses his complex personal history and formal art education to create emotionally-charged works that deliver challenging messages. Regardless of the mediums he employs, Ligon’s work varies between startling honesty and humor, reminding viewers that intolerance can’t be ignored.
Last night at the St. Louis Art Museum, members of the Beaux Arts Council were invited into a private showing of St. Louis Art Museum's newest exhibit entitled Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade.
Opening to the public this Sunday, February 12th, the exhibit displays 60 pieces by Edgar Degas (many never before displayed in the U.S.), along with many of the designer hats which inspired his work.
Be sure to visit the St. Louis Art Museum to see this fantastic exhibit, and visit their website to learn more.