While MOA originally assisted with its acquisition and installation, this artwork is not formally owned by the museum. However, the museum believes in passing on the knowledge and history it has about this artwork in Greenwood Plaza for the education and enlightenment of all.
Artist: Joseph Raffael
Dates: b. 1933, Brooklyn, NY
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 5′ 3″ x 8′ 3″
Passage portrays a visual metamorphosis of the work and life of Raffael. The observer’s eye is led from the white ground realism of his earlier work to the noble full-view mask of spirituality representative of his contemporary subject and style.