Walters Art Museum brings together contemporary art and the Italian Renaissance in new exhibit

Mar 29, 2022 236

BY: Laura Stewart

On April 14, the Walters Art Museum will open “Activating the Renaissance,” an exhibit that brings together paintings, sculptures, and photography by contemporary artists with works from the Italian Renaissance. A majority of the six contemporary artists – Jessica Bastidas, Tawny Chatmon, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Murjoni Merriweather, Stephen Towns, and Ventiko – are from the Baltimore area.

“There are so many surprising juxtapositions in this exhibition, which I think create space to see both works differently and to really focus on the connections between them,” said one of the artists, Jessica Bastidas, in a news release.

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