Nancy Graves was an American artist who worked across various media, including sculpture, painting, printing, and filmmaking. Nancy Graves: A Survey 1969/1980 was the first retrospective of the artist's work to be presented in an American museum. It included all aspects of Graves' oeuvre during the preceding 11 years; paintings and drawings from the camouflage series, the map series, and the untitled series based upon satellite-relayed weather photographs were juxtaposed against her large camel and skeletal sculptures.
This exhibition traveled to the Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This exhibition was organized by Linda L. Cathcart, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston and former Albright-Knox Curator, and was coordinated by Albright-Knox Chief Curator Douglas G. Schultz.