The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will unveil “Lux et Veritas” on April 2. The exhibition’s title is Yale’s motto, which translates to “Light and Truth,” and focuses on artists who attended Yale School of Art for graduate study from 2000 to 2010. This cohort of artists created systems of support across the various departments of painting, graphic design, sculpture, photography, and art history.
As people of color within a predominantly white institution, these art students formed groups that evolved into communities that networked and collaborated with one another. Their supportive efforts often transcended beyond graduate study.
Renowned art curator and industry veteran Bonnie Clearwater organized this exhibition by working with an advisory committee of Yale graduates who were active at the school during and after graduation (Mike Cloud, MFA 2003; William Cordova, MFA 2004; Leslie Hewitt, MFA 2004; and Irene V. Small, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art & Criticism, Princeton University, Yale Ph.D. 2008), conducting in-depth artist interviews and working with each artist on the selection and installation of their post-graduate work to reflect the dynamic connections they forged during their studies at Yale and after.
Visitors will tour the works of artists, including: Mike Cloud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Quevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley.
The exhibition brings together primarily post-graduate work as well as archival photographs and videos that document these artists’ student experiences showcasing how their works were influenced by their time at Yale.
Learn more about the exhibitions themes and how to visit here.