Outer Harmonies presents thirteen groups of work from Rockford Art Museum’s acclaimed Permanent Collection. These themed groupings show similar explorations of subject matter representing the museum’s five focus areas. The themes and subject matter examined in this exhibition are: Americana, home, eroticism, apocalypse, the psychological nature of cartoons, horses, oddities, pairs, portraits, politics, scale, meta, and the evolution of the human figure in art.
On view in this exhibition, you will find works by Z.B. Armstrong, Roger Brown, Elbridge Ayer Burbank, Warrington Colescott, Walker Evans, Howard Finster, Audrey Flack, Alex Katz, Angela Kelly, Mike Lash, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, Kerry James Marshall, Reginald Marsh, Jacqueline Moses, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, George J. Robertson, Edward Ruscha, Fritz Scholder, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Carrie Mae Weems, and Betsy Youngquist among many others.
Outer Harmonies is organized by Rockford Art Museum Chief Curator, Carrie Johnson and Collections Curator, Frances Downey. The exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Women’s Art Board and partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members.