William L. Hawkins

On View February 16, 2018 – May 20, 2018

In conjunction with the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, CMA presents William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, the first major exhibition in more than a decade featuring the Columbus artist. From his exotic wild animals to dramatic depictions of Columbus landmarks, William Hawkins created works that are intense, playful, wondrous, quirky, and flamboyant. Organized by the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, An Imaginative Geography explores this fascinating, self-taught genius with more than 60 important works. The exhibition was curated by Susan M. Crawley, scholar and independent curator, formerly the curator of folk art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Drawn from important public and private collections from across the United States and Europe, the exhibition includes CMA’s newly acquired Ohio Stadium painting and both well-known and rarely seen works.

Member Preview Party
February 15, 2018, 
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Members are invited to preview two thought-provoking new exhibitions before they open to the public – William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography and Family Pictures. This member-only, exclusive evening includes gallery viewing, light hors d’oeuvres, and exhibition talks. Member Preview Parties are free and included as part of your CMA Member Benefits. Please RSVP here or by calling 614.629.0359.

Friends of William Hawkins
Loann Crane
Robert & Elizabeth Fox
Judy Garel
J. Ronald Green & Louisa Bertch Green
Keny Galleries
Lindsay Gallery
Patricia B. Morrison & Gary J. Tiesenga

[Image: William L. Hawkins, Red Dog Running #3, 1984, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of an anonymous donor. 1986.24. Courtesy Ricco/Maresca Gallery New York]

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