Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art
February 19, 2022 - May 15, 2022
General Admission $20; My Mia Member $16; Investor+ Free; Youth 17 and Under Free
America is haunted. Ghosts from our history are an inescapable and unsettled part of daily life. Not merely the realm of metaphor but present and tangible, urgently calling for contact, these otherworldly visitors have been central to our national identity. They populate our literature, our entertainment, and our art. Through times of mourning and trauma, artists have been integral to visualizing ghosts, whether national or personal, and in doing so have embraced the mysterious and the inexplicable. This exhibition explores the numerous ways that artists in the United States have made sense of their own experiences of the paranormal and the supernatural, developing a rich visual culture of the intangible.
June 12 – September 5, 2021: Toledo Museum of Art
October 7, 2021 – January 2, 2022: Speed Art Museum
February 19 – May 15, 2022: Minneapolis Institute of Art
Lead Sponsors: Thomson Reuters, Terra Foundation for American Art, National Endowment for the Humanities
Major Supporters: Art Bridges, National Endowment for the Arts
Generous Supporter: Wyeth Foundation
This exhibition is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.