The Powers Art Center outside of Carbondale offers deep dives into the work of just a few artists. The museum is celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer with new collections.
One exhibit is a selection of limited edition prints from abstract artist Jasper Johns, a mainstay at the art center. Another features work from Roy Lichtenstein, best known for his comic-book pop-art style. Japanese artist Takashi Nakazato’s ceramics are also on display.
Director Melissa English says that while larger museums might feature more artists, the Powers Art Center is meant to help people see how a small handful of artists progressed throughout their career.
"You can immerse yourself in one artist and really come away with an understanding of their whole body of work," she said.
The exhibits remain on display through this fall.