Howardena Pindell: A New Language

About Howardena Pindell

Howardena Pindell (b.1943, Philadelphia, PA) works across painting and film. She is an activist, critic and teacher who spent over a decade working at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as one of the institution’s first Black curators. Largely known for her monumentally scaled abstract canvases, Pindell has expanded the definition of what abstract painting can be through her inclusion of glitter, paper circles made from punched holes, and the layering of mixed media and scent.

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt Exhibition Introduction

Join us in the galleries for an introduction to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt with Kettle’s Yard Director Andrew Nairne.

The introductions will begin at 2pm and 3pm.

FREE, come along

About the exhibition

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt  explores truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and current geopolitical crises.

Wild plant pop up: discover which wild plants are used in products we all use and how we can make sure they are harvested sustainably?

Around 3,000 medicinal and aromatic plants are traded internationally, with the majority (60-90%) harvested directly from the wild. Most wild plants are harvested and traded with little consideration for sustainability or whether local harvesters are fairly paid or treated with dignity and respect for the products they produce.

Two Islands: Changing landscapes throughout time

This exhibition presents artist John Kelly’s field explorations on two very contrasting islands, beginning in the young lava fields of Surtsey, Iceland, and ending among the time-worn rocks and erosional surfaces of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

On display are field sketches and objects collected from both islands, complemented by journal entries John made during his trips.

Butterflies Through Time

Using wildlife of the past to guide conservation of the future

This exhibition will use UK butterfly specimens from our collections to showcase the natural world and environmental change. It highlights the research that conservationists today are undertaking to reverse long-term declines, including people based here in the Museum.