Join the Museum of Art on Saturday, July 27, at 2:30pm for a presentation on the work of artist McArthur Binion. Following the presentation will be an arts and crafts activity with all materials provided by the museum.
McArthur Binion was born in Macon, Mississippi, in 1946 and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He attended school in Michigan where he earned his BFA from Wayne State University in 1971 and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. After spending nearly 20 years in New York City, he moved to Chicago in 1991 and accepted a position as Professor of Art at Columbia College in 1993 where he taught until 2015.
Binion blends the use of crayons, oils, and inks to create minimalist and abstract works that often feature geometric grid designs. Many of his art pieces have more than one meaning in relation to the physical and metaphorical realms. Examining his art up-close reveals subtle details that are difficult to see at a distance and in the essence of telling a story, he “draws you in” to the art.
You can view Binion’s work in the Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press exhibition at the Museum of Art, on display until July 20, 2019.
The museum is located at 491 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The museum is accessible by RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36.
For additional information, visit http://www.las-cruces.org/1523/Museum-System or call 575-541-2137.