Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine is the first museum exhibition devoted to artist Bob Thompson (1937–1966) in over twenty years. It traces Thompson’s brief but prolific career, examining his inventiveness while also inviting viewers to reflect on what it means to bear witness, explore questions of justice, and consider the relationship between individual and collective pursuits and struggles. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson earned critical acclaim in the late 1950s for his figuratively complex and colorful paintings.
Bringing together paintings and works on paper from more than fifty public and private collections across the United States, This House Is Mine centers Bob Thompson’s work within expansive art historical narratives and ongoing dialogues about the politics of representation, charting his enduring influence.
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