Home, as a concept or location, occupies a prominent place in everyone’s lives. It is the place we were raised, the rooms we occupy, and the memories formed there.

These interpretations are explored in the exhibition No Place Like Home, open now in the 1 West Gallery at the Museum of Art. Themes of migration and mobility are explored in Yinka Shonibare’s “Doll House,” which views the impact of colonialism, and Ann Messner’s “Mobile Home,” a sculpture alluding to living out of a car.

Jerome Witkin narrates an unhappy childhood memory of the dissolution of a family through his three-part painting “Division Street.” In Shaunté Gates’ “There’s No Place Like Home” the artist portrays mythological figures in the setting of Washington, D.C., his childhood home, in a mixed media collage of photographs, American history textbook paper and charcoal.

Image 1: There's No Place Like Home, 2021
Mixed media
Shaunté Gates 
American (born 1979)
Museum purchase, 2022.5
Image 2: Mobile Home, 1989-90
Ann Messner
American (born 1952)
Gift of the artist, 2008.7.1-4
Image 2: Division Street (What a Boy Saw), 1984-85
Oil on canvas
Jerome Witkin
American, born 1939
Museum purchase, in part by the William 
and Catherine Palmer
Fund, 96.14.a-c
No Place Like Home
Museum of Art
Monday, January 30, 2023 - Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:00 am
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