Currents 39: LaToya M. Hobbs, Carving Out Time


LaToya M. Hobbs (American, b. 1983), The Studio, from the series Carving Out Time, 2020–21.

Woodcut. Purchase, with funds from the Lucia K. Stern Trust, Kevin Fahey and Ray Grzebielski Fund, Cory and Michelle Nettles, the African American Art Alliance, Brewers Community Foundation, Angela and Virgis Colbert, Print Forum, and Gregory and Lisa Wesley M2023.282.5a-c. Image courtesy of LaToya M. Hobbs, Artist and Ariston Jacks, Photographer


  • Sep 6, 2024–Jan 5, 2025

  • Bradley Family Gallery

  • Free for Members

  • Included with admission

Unparalleled in its scale and ambitious technique, LaToya M. Hobbs’s series of five monumental woodcuts Carving Out Time offers insight into the life of an artist and mother who is balancing her practice and family commitments. The cycle is both immediately relatable and complex, dealing with questions related to artistic production, identity and representation, labor and work, legacy, motherhood and parenthood, and time.

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  • Ellen and James Flesch

  • Katharine and Sandy Mallin

  • Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society

  • Milwaukee Art Museum’s Print Forum

The Milwaukee Art Museum extends its sincere thanks to the Visionaries.

  • Mark and Debbie Attanasio

  • Donna and Donald Baumgartner

  • Murph Burke

  • Joel and Caran Quadracci

  • Sue and Bud Selig

  • Jeff and Gail Yabuki and the Yabuki Family Foundation