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Pope.L: Small Cup

October 7, 2023 – February 4, 2024

POPE.L Still of Small Cup (detail), 2008 Video with color and sound RT: 12:52 minutes Museum purchase, Lynne Drexler Acquisition Fund, 2023.8 © Pope.L Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Exhibition Dates

October 7, 2023 – February 4, 2024

Exhibitions are free with admission.

From 1992 to 2010, performance and visual artist Pope.L (born 1955) was a Professor of Theater and Rhetoric at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Small Cup–created in 2008 in an abandoned textile mill–echoes his broader interest in using food products to address social and political issues. In it, a group of hens and goats gradually demolish an architectural model of a neoclassical building reminiscent of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Now part of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s collection, Small Cup remains a thought-provoking, gluttonous work 15 years later.