Excavations: the Prints of Julie Mehretu

Excavations: the Prints of Julie Mehretu will be on display at the McDonough Museum of Art from August 23-October 26. An opening reception will take place on Friday, August 23 from 5-7pm. Mehretu's prints mix elements of urban landscape with personal, energetic iconography. She sees her work as an investigation of identity and its links to community, power, and place, and combines found imagery with free gesture to place current and historical events in a new, unfamiliar context. Mehretu has participated in numerous international exhibitions and biennials including most recently the Sharjah Biennial 12: the past, the present, the possible, UAE (2015) and Documenta (13), Kassel, Germany (2012). She has received international recognition for her work, including the American Art Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Award. Mehretu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and currently lives and works in New York. Excavations; the Prints of Julie Mehretu is organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis.


Free and open to the public


Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue Deck for a nominal fee