Hunter Museum of American Art / 10 BLUFF VIEW , CHATTANOOGA, TN March 29 - June 1st

Every year the Hunter acquires artworks that represent our growing and changing nation. As these significant works come into the collection, we re-envision our galleries to reflect new juxtapositions and to tell the American story in timely, relevant ways.

VIVID offers a fresh look at lost or overlooked histories and stories. Each artist whose work is featured in the gallery interrupts established narratives by provoking reflection about history and perspective. Although each speaks to personal issues, the works communicate on a global stage, one that interweaves American happenings with those worldwide. Whether through their larger-than-life scale, bold colors or dramatic personas and events they summon, these pieces demand our attention, pulling us in for deeper exploration and understanding.

Image: Kehinde Wiley (b.1977), Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Charles-Henri, Duc d’Orleans, 2014, oil on canvas, Museum purchase with additional funds contributed by Kitty and Hacker Caldwell, Sally and Gary Chazen, Andrea Crouch, Katherine and Sam Currin, Ashley and Ward Davenport, Susan and Joe Davenport, Terri and R. Craig Holley, Candy Kruesi, Kathy and John Marek, Pam and Rick McKenney, James H. McKissic, Butch and Olan Mills, Paul Neely and Susan Street, Virginia Anne and Hugh Sharber, and Anonymous. © Kehinde Wiley.