In the Main Gallery
Patterned Perspectives: Contemporary Nigerian Art from the Ezenma Collection
Main Gallery | June 12 - September 18
Like Nigeria itself, collectors Kingsley and Cassia Ezenma represent multiple cultures, languages, and perspectives. Art from Kingsley’s native Nigeria make up the bulk of the Ezenma collection, ranging from work by internationally recognized artists to emerging young visionaries fresh from the country’s acclaimed art schools.
The Ezenmas were inspired to start collecting after the birth of their son Ajay Chimaobi Ezenma. This milestone made it more important than ever to stay connected to Kingsley’s Nigerian roots, and surround Ajay with visual representations of the cultural diversity and richness of the country. Connecting with Nigerian artists and creating opportunities to showcase their great talents, the Ezenmas hope to one day have an art gallery of their own to pass on to future generations.
In the Historic Carnegie Galleries
Same Game Different Smokers
Studio Gallery | July 7 - August 28
Same Game Different Smokers is an exploration of the troubling relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black Community over the last 400+ years. A collection of archival ads and images are brought together to answer some extremely important questions. We interrogate the complex connection between increased demand for commercialized tobacco, the transatlantic slave trade, racialized advertising, targeted ad placement and the fact that 45000 African Americans die every year from tobacco-related illness.
A special curriculum program has been created to help educators teach lessons from this exhibition in the classroom.
Jeungsan Park Seungsoo
Studio Gallery | July 7 - August 28
A collection of original calligraphy and paintings by local artist Jeungsang Park Seungsoo.
The exhibition, installed in February for digital presentation only, features 30 works of acrylic on canvas. Paintings are in the realist tradition and are inspired by important places and objects and the people who made them. Irfan Murtaza is an Anaheim-based artist.
Calligraphy of Korean Poetry: Artist Conversation in Brush and Wood by Tae Sun Hwang
Digital Exhibition | November 23, 2020 - January 10, 2020
Korean-born master calligrapher Tae Sun Hwang is a practitioner of healing art in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She finds her rest in brush and ink in her leisure time. This exhibition is a collection of the last forty years of her calligraphy in Korean and Chines brush work.
Costumes of the Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker
Muzeo is thrilled to participate in Anaheim Ballet's celebration of the annual holiday tradition, the Nutcracker. This digital exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of Nutcracker costumes, adding wonderful context to the timeless story, bringing us closer to its characters, and opening our eyes to the creative and multi-layered artistic process of Anaheim Ballet's Founding Directors and production team. Thanks to Anaheim Ballet's Directors Larry Rosenberg and Sarma Lapeneiks Rosenberg and Company Administrator, Ashley Duree. Special thank to Anaheim Ballet Board Member and former Anaheim Ballet dancer Rayell Segerstrom.
"I Matter Because ..." - Work by AESD Students from the Reflections Contest
The National PTA's Reflections program has been inspiring student artists for over 50 years. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year was I Matter Because.... Students were encouraged to reflect on the theme by exploring their own thoughts, feelings and ideas. Each entry is accompanied by an artist statement, in which the student explains his/her feelings or thoughts about the art. Students were invited to submit art in the following categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Photography. Muzeo is proud to feature art works from students in grades Kindergarten to 6 in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, and Photography.