Sam Nhlengethwa exhibition: 'Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things'
Sam Nhlengethwa, "Miriam Makeba Live in New York," mixed media on canvas, 2005. Private collection.

Sam Nhlengethwa exhibition: 'Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things'

"Life, Jazz and Lots of Other Things" is Sam Nhlengethwa’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Based in Johannesburg, Nhlengethwa is revered as one of South Africa’s leading contemporary artists.

Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell, SCAD executive director of exhibitions, the exhibition features a broad cross-section of the artist’s practice and themes. The show opens with a juxtaposition of works by Nhlengethwa and Romare Bearden orienting viewers to a significant creative voice for the artist.

The exhibition also features vibrant jazz scenes, images of daily life and nation building, along with iconic works that touch on deep social issues. Paintings, installation, works on paper and tapestries provide insight into Nhlengethwa’s worldview through the eclectic array of life, jazz and lots of other things.

Presented as part of the 2014 deFINE ART program, Feb. 18-21

Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Museum hours:

  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

All deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.