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Contemporary Museum picks social themes for exhibitions

The Contemporary Museum brings art to the community that has a message. Over the years the museum has presented a number of collections that have dealt with the following themes:

Identity and Culture

  • "Photo Manifesto USSR ." (1991)
  • "Canton: The Baltimore Series" (1994)
  • "Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities" (1997)
  • "Visibility" (2001)

Architecture and the Spatial Environment

  • "Contemporary East European Ceramics" (1998)
  • "Home and the World" (1994)
  • "X-Site 97" (1997)
  • "Grandstand Sculpture" (1999)

Memory and History

  • "Mining the Museum" (1992-1993)
  • "Ignisfatuus" (1996)
  • "Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography" (1998)
  • "Making Sense" (2000)

Institutional Innovation

  • "Catfish Dreaming" (1993)
  • "Abroad the CyberClipper: A Transatlantic Technological Adventure" (1996)
  • "Video Art Series" (1999-2000)
  • "Artsail 99" (1999)

Tradition and Knowledge

  • "Going For Baroque" (1995-1996)
  • "Impact: Revealing Sources in Art" (1999)
  • "Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists"
  • "Moira Dryer: Painting 1989-1992" (2001)

Urban and Social

  • "Visual AIDS" (1990)

Sources: From Contemporary Museum Literature by former Executive Director Gary Sangster.

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