October 22, 2021 Back To News

Renée Stout at the Speed Art Museum

Renée Stout’s work Rootworker’s Worktable is featured in an exhibition entitled, “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art” at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY. The exhibition examines the artwork that has shaped our collective imagination of the supernatural and paranormal and asks why America is haunted. Ghosts of a violent US history, whether Native American genocide, slavery, or the Civil War, remain unsettled and periodically resurface to make the present face the past.

A broad range of artists have engaged this subject matter, which often grew out of their personal experience, religious practices, and scientific pursuits. Spanning a chronology of the early 19th century through the present, Supernatural America will include over 220 objects from artists as diverse as America itself, featuring paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, prints, photographs, furniture, clothing and textiles, video, scientific instruments, and mediumistic/occult paraphernalia.

The show is on view until January 2, 2022, please visit the Speed Art Museum’s website for more information.

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