Morris Graves (American, 1910-2001)
Hold Fast to What You Already Have and I Will Give You the Morning Star, 1943
Gouache, watercolor, and pastel on paper, 30 ½ x 20 ½ inches
Gift of the Autzen Foundation; 1965:24

Morris Graves: Visions of Metamorphosis

August 05, 2014 to December 07, 2014

For Pacific Northwest artist Morris Graves, metamorphosis was a spiritually rich symbol of growth and renewal. Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition highlights two aspects of this concept: regeneration and enlightenment. Visions of Metamorphosis was organized by curatorial assistant Lindsay Keast, a 2014 M.A. graduate from the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, under the guidance of McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp.