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9/12/2020 - 2/13/2021
Organizing institution: Weatherspoon Art Museum

This Exhibition includes the following Venues:
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro 9/12/2020 - 2/14/2021

John Fawcett wrote a hymn on the theme in 1800. Bruce Springsteen took a different approach in an eponymous song popular in 1980. Whether entwined in fellowship with kindred spirits or stretched to the point of breaking, the ties that bind us to one another are often some of the most significant markers in our lives. Ties that Bind explores the various types of relationships that define, brighten, inspire, or perhaps even challenge us on a daily basis.

Drawn from the museum’s collection, these artworks explore familial relationships, be they between mother and child or self-identified families, and less fixed, but equally important ties—to objects, friends, lovers, etc. And, because life can be arduous at times, the tension, separateness, and alienation that result from unhealthy ties or from a lack of connection are also considered.

Exhibition Objects (32)

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