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SAM | [create]ures: animals in contemporary art

11.21.2019 - 2.9.2020

Calendar: Exhibit
Categories: Visual Art
Age Groups: All

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) presents

[create]ures: animals in contemporary art


an exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to and inspired by the animal kingdom.

November 21 2019 - February 9 2020 | Tues-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm 

Animals have stirred and fueled the human imagination since we began making art over forty thousand years ago. Perhaps it is our reliance on them for our survival, or perhaps it is our deep reverence of their strength and beauty, or perhaps it is the knowledge that our ecological habits have caused species to go extinct. Regardless the motivation, our fascination hasn’t waned. The work in this exhibition represents our continued affection for animals, both real and imagined.

For more information, contact our Associate Curator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at or call 864.582.7616 x 254.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by The Arkwright Foundation, Bagwell Fence, Santo Lubes, the Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, Kerin Hannah, Susu + George Dean Johnson Jr, Margaret + George Nixon, Bob's Car Wash, Wakefield Automotive Group, and Barnet Development.

opening reception 11.21.2019 | 5-8PM

artist talks @ 6:30pm 

FREE and open to the public




IMAGE: "Untitled (Groundhog)" by Evan Kafka (2018)



Dengke Chen

Jillian Dickson

Evan Kafka

Tasha Lewis

Maria Lux

PJ Mills

Hanna Vogel

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