Youth Builds a Better World
June 6-August 5, 2017
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” - Dalai Lama
We often refer to our children as our future, and youth as a time of discovery and development. Drawn from the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore their options and develop their talents for building a better world. Developed in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World.”
This exhibition is organized to complement the Manhattan Public Library's summer 2017 programs.
Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama
August 15 – December 2, 2017Ōyama represents a contemporary generation with a distinctly global perspective. With an Italian father and a Japanese mother, Ōyama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, but also lived for extended periods in North Italy. In Tokyo, he immersed himself in an underground art scene infused with the popular and street cultures of both Tokyo and the United States. “Ubiquitous” surveys Ōyama’s development of what he calls Quick Turn Structure (QTS), a form of expression that manifests across several creative platforms like painting, digital media, sound, and fashion.