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Best Art of 2019, The New York Times

In 2019, museums trained a spotlight on important but little-known artists in retrospectives of work by Alvin Baltrop at the Bronx Museum; Harmony Hammond at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn; Mrinalini Mukherjee at the Met Breuer; and Zilia Sánchez at the Phillips Collection in Washington (and now at El Museo del Barrio in New York). For me, the most stirring survey of all was an informal one. On a visit to Medellín, Colombia, I was taken into the storage area of the city’s Museum of Modern Art, where the director, Emiliano Valdés, pulled out rack after rack of paintings by the great Colombian political artist Débora Arango (1907-2005).

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March 3, 2019 to September 15, 2019 | Lobby, Screening Room, Ramp, Project Space

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art

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In the artist’s first US survey at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, abstract paintings and sculptures evoke women’s bodies in pleasure and pain.

Top image: Harmony Hammond, Material Witness: Five Decades of Art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, March 3 to September 15, 2019 (installation view, left clockwise, Floorpiece V; IV; II; III; VI, all 1973) Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York © 2018 Harmony Hammond / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo: Jason Mandella