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The Museum’s newest acquisition of contemporary art is Kehinde Wiley’s "Judith and Holofernes" (2012). Wiley is known for his monumental portraits of African Americans placed in historical poses and settings appropriated from Old Master paintings. Wiley is known for critiquing the racism of art history and this portrait references a 17th century painting by Giovanni Baglione, Judith and the Head of Holofernes (1608). Wiley’s painting can be interpreted as a comment on racial and gender identity and inequity, the representation of women throughout art history, and society’s ideals for beauty.
The challenge of presenting a borrowed exhibit from a new perspective is discussed by John Coffey. Coffey is the curator of the show Still Life: Masterpieces on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Coffey discusses why the exhibit was brought to Raleigh, how museum’s plan for the installation of an exhibit, the reason for the placement of certain of the artworks, and other details about the exhibit.