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Collage and acrylic on canvas with men talking, in football outfits, military outfits etc.

Ralph Arnold
Above This Earth, Games Games, 1968
Collage and acrylic on canvas
45 x 45 inches

Ralph Arnold
August 29 - December 9, 2022
Peeler Art Center, University Gallery 
(lower gallery)

DePauw University is excited to host The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold, curated by Greg Foster-Rice and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. This exhibition highlights the work of Ralph Arnold, a Chicago-based artist, who explored the intersectional identities of being Black, gay, a Veteran, and an artist during the Civil Rights era. Combining found imagery from publications of the day and hard-edge abstraction, Arnold pushed the boundaries of the Black Art movement. The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold opens August 29 and will be on view until December 9, 2022.

The exhibition also features a curatorial talk by Greg Foster-Rice, Associate Professor at Columbia College on September 26, 4:15 pm in the lower gallery.

These songs are examples of music that influenced Ralph Arnold. The album covers for these songs are included in this exhibition.

Sweet Merri Dee

This exhibition was made possible with generous support from:

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 Museum of Contemporary Photography and Columbia College Chicago black and white logo

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