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visual arts @ miami spring 2016 Editor: Sherri Krazl Contributors: Art Museum Staff Seth Boda Cynthia Collins Tracy Featherstone Steve Gordon Jeanne Harmeyer Morgan Murray Murali Paranandi Raechel Root Belinda Rutherford Jason Shaiman Pepper Stetler Laura Stewart Ann Taulbee Robert S. Wicks

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Inside this issue

Directions 3 Collections News 4 Upcoming Exhibitions 5 McGuffey Moments 6 Staff Editorial 7 Art Museum Exhibitions / Programs 8-11 Chocolate Meltdown 12 Docent Program 13 Museums & Society 14 Black History & the Diaspora 16 Hiestand Happenings 18-19 Contemporary Artist Forum 20-21 Events & Exhibitions @ a Glance 23-24

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is a publication of the Miami University Art Museum (MUAM) showcasing visual arts at Miami University for members and the Art Museum community.

Distributed in the Oxford Press prior to the Fall and Spring semesters, visual arts @ miami also serves as a unified resource for visual arts and culture within the College of Creative Arts at Miami University. MUAM, Cage Gallery, Hiestand Galleries and McGuffey Museum are FREE and OPEN to all. Check the back cover for a map detail, contact information, a complete list of current exhibitions and hours.

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Awarded Reaccreditation BY DR. ROBERT S. WICKS


he Miami University Art Museum (MUAM) has achieved re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The museum has been accredited since 1984, indicating that the highest level of professional standards has been achieved in the care and presentation of its collections and in the development of its public programs. MUAM is one of only two AAM accredited university art museums in the state of Ohio, and the first to have received this distinction.

Accreditation is a rigorous process that examines all aspects of a museum’s operations. To earn accreditation, a museum first must conduct a year-long self-study, then undergo a site visit by a team of peer reviewers. AAM’s Accreditation Commission, a panel of seven museum professionals, considers the self-study and visiting committee report to determine whether a museum should receive accreditation. As museum professionals, we measure our performance against the AAM Core Standards (Characteristics of Excellence). Accreditation means that we adhere to and maintain those professional standards. While time-consuming and demanding, the self-study process has helped us to see where our strengths are and how we can improve an already excellent organization, benefitting us individually and as a team.

The museum, completed in 1978, was designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, and is situated on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds. Featuring five galleries of changing exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of world art, the museum is free and open to all.

The Miami University Art Museum is, first and foremost, a teaching museum with an encyclopedic collection of nearly 17,000 artworks from prehistory to the present. Guided learning through exposure to original works of art is a primary objective of nearly all that we do, in our galleries and in the classroom. Increased access to the collections is being provided through an ongoing digitization effort and an enhanced web presence. The museum is a destination for class assignments, public lectures and for pleasure. The museum also works collaboratively with faculty and students, as well as the larger arts community, to provide engaging experiences around the works on display through exhibitions and associated programming. If you haven’t been here in a while, this is the perfect time to become re-acquainted with an old friend. I’ll see you in the galleries!

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collections HIGHLIGHTS

Two New Reasons to Visit the Art Museum By Collections Manager/Registrar, Laura Stewart


ver wonder what the highest auction price paid for a work of art might be? As of May, 2015, the amount was $179.4 million, including fees to Christie’s, for a painting by Pablo Picasso, Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O”), 1955. Did you know that Miami University Art Museum’s collection contains several prints by Picasso? And, MUAM also occasionally acquires work for the collection from auction houses. However, and as you can probably surmise, the price tag for art purchases made during 2014-15 was far, far less than the Christie’s high mark cited above.

Last year, upon consulting with its Collections Development Committee, MUAM bid for and obtained via live auction by Swann, several key works on paper for the collection, including a drawing by Paul Cadmus, a drypoint by Mary Cassatt, a lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton, a portfolio of lithographs by Ben Shahn, and twenty-five broadsides by the Mexican artist, José Guadalupe Posada.

Several of these new additions will be featured in an upcoming exhibition of recent acquisition highlights, slated for Fall of 2016, but perhaps the two most recognizable artists in the group, Cassatt (1844-1926) and Benton (1889-1975), are both originally from the Midwest. Cassatt was born in Allegheny City (now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and Benton in Neosho, Missouri. Other similarities between these two American artists include the fact that they both studied in Paris, although Cassatt spent much of her career there while Benton spent much of his in New York City. Cassatt is perhaps best known for her intimate images depicting mothers and their children. For many years, she was associated with the French Impressionist group, counting among her closest friends the likes of Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. The drypoint purchased by MUAM is titled Denise Holding Her Child, circa 1905, and is reflective of Cassatt’s preferred subject matter.

Benton, one of the leaders of the Regionalist art movement in the United States, often depicted scenes of the Midwest in his paintings, murals and prints, and the MUAM lithograph recently acquired, Loading Corn, speaks to the agriculture of this region. Make plans to visit the Art Museum soon where you just might see works by famous artists such as Benton, Cassatt, and Picasso, among others.


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Upcoming Exhibitions Summer 2016 may 27 - june 25 High School Art Exhibition: Talawanda High School This annual exhibition highlights a different local high school’s art program in the Douglass Gallery. Students have the opportunity to showcase their works in a museum setting, while presenting to the public the state of the visual arts in public schools. Artworks included in the exhibition range from drawings and paintings to photography, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry.

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Winter in Jeju-Do

Fall 2016

In the winter of 2012, photographer Caroline Philippone traveled to the southernmost point of South Korea, to an island called Jeju. Intrigued by the culture and the landscape she had heard about, Philippone set out to document the island’s mountainous region, coastal towns and temples in winter time over a two week period.

Welcome to America Created from wedding gowns, dresses, waist skirts, various undergarments and adorned with stories told to artist Carol Hamoy by women émigrés (and their descendants). Welcome to America documents the long, arduous journeys of many courageous women. The narratives (dating from the nineteenth century through 1992) bear similarity to experiences shared by all despite economic status, ethnicity or even gender.

Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions Each year the Miami University Art Museum adds to its growing permanent collection through gifts and bequests from alumni and other donors who support the arts. This exhibition highlights a selection of works acquired in 2014 5 and 2015.

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Mustache cups: a response to a Victorian gentleman’s drinking dilemma

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f there is one thing that distinguished the Victorians, it was their ability to blend form, function and design. Everyday household items such as boot jacks, stoves, and chamber pots incorporated aesthetics into practical design. No matter how mundane or ordinary, almost any object could become a decorative household accessory. Such is the case with the mustache cup. Reputedly invented by British potter Harvey Adams ca. 1830, the mustache cup was a practical solution to an annoying problem – how to keep mustache wax from melting into a cup of tea or coffee. Adams figured a bridge formed below the inside lip of the cup would allow the hot liquid to pass through without touching the mustache. The cleverly designed cup accommodated a man’s waxed mustache concerns without upsetting proper Victorians. Attractive surface designs included hand painted seasonal scenes, flora and fauna, animals and roses, a Victorian standard. McGuffey Museum has two mustache cups in its collection. One mustache cup and saucer made by Limoges & Co. features a beetle on the inside bottom

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of the cup while the back of the saucer features the cursive greeting, “Merry Christmas, from Lou 1884.” So what about the beetle on the inside bottom of the cup? It so happened in the late 19th century, insects were commonly associated with certain traits, such as industry (bee) and pleasure (butterfly). According to one tea-leaf authority, having a beetle at the bottom a teacup indicates the user is lingering too long in making a decision. Another McGuffey collection mustache cup and saucer were made ca. 1882-1924 by the Rockford Silver Plate Company. Plated silver became widely popular during the mid-19th century and it allowed silversmiths to add intricate designs to the surfaces. The Rockford cup carries the personalized message, “Dr. Bradley, From Charley” flanked by a floral arrangement. Although arcane today, mustache cups reflect genderinfluenced design from the Victorian era, a time when table manners and dining were reflections of good breeding and proper decorum. For today’s clean-shaven modern males, the mustache holder might serve as a convenient place to set a tea bag after steeping.

Above: Mustache cup from the McGuffey collection. Left: the parlor at the McGuffey Museum set with three of the many vintage pieces in the collection. Photos by Dane McGregor

Art Museum editorial from the desk of sherri krazl

Originally from New Carlisle then Wilmington, Ohio, Sherri and her husband of seventeen years, David, live in rural Butler County with their two children, Makayla (9) and Zackary (4), and their two dogs, Tessa and Hazel. She enjoys singing, photography, going places and just being with her family. Photo by Scott Kissell.

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aving recently celebrated four fabulous years working at the Miami University Art Museum, I’ve been reflecting on my time here. I have been blessed for the opportunity to transition from corporate communications to higher education. Nearly 13 years at ABX Air, in Wilmington Ohio, an exciting and fast-paced environment—the branding of an airline and its fleet—provided me with perhaps the best, well-rounded foundation a communications professional could hope for.

Much of what I learned during college and my years at ABX is readily applicable to my role as Coordinator of Marking and Communications at the Miami University Art Museum—working with multiple audiences with varied needs and interests. While our favorite saying is that the Art Museum is FREE and OPEN to ALL in our community, both on and off campus, much of our focus is on our primary target audience—the Miami student.

Through the incredible effort and support of the entire museum team, great faculty partners and many students, we are constantly expanding our reach­—proudly engaging more and more students in the daily, monthly and semester-long efforts of our museum and exhibitions. Interns, student workers, classes, capstone participants, artists, living learning communities and student organizations and events are key to reaching this audience.

I’m also encouraged by the level of support given by our docent volunteers, members and donors, all focused on the common goal of “art for all,” where they constantly show up to explore, visit and teach, as life-long learners in the arts.

Working at Miami, I feel energized and inspired. How can you not be when surrounded by people passionate about teaching and learning? The highlights of my time here so far have been the people - new friends and colleagues as well as the many terrific, talented and motivated students, many of whom I have worked with as interns. I am also excited to be involved in some new activities that will expand the reach of the arts at Miami, especially serving as advisor for the newly formed student organization The Arts at Miami (TA@M), and co-facilitating the launch of a new student-run Arts blog-azine Studio M. The coolest part of my job­—is getting to spread the word across campus and throughout the region about this great resource available for learning and experiencing arts and culture located at the edge of Miami’s breathtaking Oxford campus—Miami University’s own nationally accredited art museum. If you don’t come at least twice per year as our exhibitions change - you are missing out!

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art ~ DOUGLASS gallery artmuseum museumSPRING SPRINGexhibition exhibition~ •january january26 26––may may1414, 2016 • DOUGLASS gallery

A Student Response Exhibition

By Curator of Exhibitions, Jason E. Shaiman


n this third annual juried Student Response Exhibition, Miami University students have the opportunity to display new and original works of art that present unique and diverse commentaries on our ever-evolving world. The topic of this juried exhibition is in response to MU President David Hodge’s proclamation that the 20152016 academic period will be the “Year of Creativity & Innovation.” By definition, “Innovation” means something new, dynamic, inventive, original, effective, transformative and revolutionary. In usage, innovation is more often considered in the context of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based culture and less often in relation to creativity. Today, arts professionals are eagerly changing the acronym to STEAM. The insertion of “A”rt purposefully states the importance of creativity in nearly everything we see, touch, taste, hear and smell. Artistic sensibilities continually transform what may have originated as something purely functional into something stylish and thought-provoking.

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Artists continue to push the limits of the imagination, materials and art making. Today’s students are embarking on innovative approaches to art making that blend traditional methods with modern technology. For example, printmaking processes are aided by computer software and laser-cutting machines to carve designs into woodblocks. Digital photography has largely supplanted film, while technological advancements in printing are now turning computer generated images into three-dimensional objects. Interest in this ever expanding exhibition concept continues to grow. Eighty-eight works were submitted by 70 students; only 26 of which were juried into the exhibition. Ann Taulbee, Director of Hiestand Galleries at Miami University and Jason E. Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions at MUAM, served as the jurors. The selection process was exciting, and provided a great opportunity for the jurors, and now our visitors, to appreciate the artistic diversity of Miami University students.

PROGRAMS Thursday, March 3, 7:30-10 P.M.

A Night @ The Museum: Make It & Take It

Miami student are invited to spend a fun-filled evening with the artists featured in Creativity and Innovation: A Student Response Exhibition. Spark your individual creativity by creating two dimensional works. Refreshments and pizza from 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 8-10 p.m.

DiscoKnitting & MORE

Come and witness the marriage of art and music. Miami students are invited to experience performance artist Sam Dorgan in conjunction with Creativity and Innovation: A Student Response Exhibition. Dorgan and her Discoknitters will transform the art of knitting into a melody. All knitters are welcome to join in the performance. Local musicians will perform throughout the evening as well.

art museum SPRING exhibition • january 26 – June 25, 2016 • McKie gallery (detail) Vito Acconci (American, b. 1940); from Three Adaptation Studies, Blindfolded, Catching, 1970. Gift of James H. and Frances R. Allen

by Jason E. Shaiman, Pepper Stetler and the Capstone class



nder the guidance of Professor Pepper Stetler (Art History) and Art Museum staff, senior Art & Architecture History Capstone students spent the Fall 2015 semester curating an exhibition of photographs from the Art Museum’s permanent collection. The Capstone exhibition program provides students with an opportunity to select works, contextualize relationships, and develop an in-depth analysis of a specific theme that complements the professor’s area of specialization. Students also experience a crash-course in museology that includes instruction in curatorial, collections, education and marketing practices by the Art Museum staff. Subjective Objectivity explores the complex history of documentary photography and its claims to represent an “authentic” experience. The exhibition investigates the very definition of “authenticity” Wednesday, February 3 • Reception 6 p.m. • Lecture/ Gallery talk 7 p.m.

Art History Capstone Exhibition Reflections: What is it like to work on a museum show? Hear seven senior Art History

majors discuss favorite works and experiences from their capstone exhibition.

in documentary photography shown throughout its history, from 19th century beginnings to contemporary conceptual work, and how those definitions shift and collide with one another. By utilizing the organizing themes of Identity, Event and (Con)text, the exhibition focuses on how photographers’ compositional choices shape our belief in photography’s truthful and accurate nature. This exhibition asks the audience to question how they think about documentary photography’s role in authentic representation, and more broadly, what authenticity means to them in the construction of an experience. A public opening reception will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m., where the capstone students will present their research, followed by a reception and presentation of the exhibition.

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 5-7 p.m.

Pepper Stetler, Assistant Professor, Art and Architecture History This talk will explore the history of photography’s complex status as art. Photography’s role as document has made it a fascinating subject for artists, yet this role has also complicated its status as a medium worthy of the label “art.”

Come hear Miami students share their outstanding research and writing from recent courses in Art and Architecture History.

Photography between Art & Document

Art History Student Symposium

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art museum Spring exhibition • January 26 – June 25, 2016 • Farmer Gallery

by Raechel Root (Curatorial Intern)



ll museums have collections that are rarely on view. The average museum shows 2 percent of its holdings at any given time. This is not because the other 98 percent of collections are not important, educational or entertaining, but often occurs because of a lack of display space, as well as conservation and preservation practices. There are also works of art so unique that it is difficult to show them alongside other pieces with any unifying contextualization. Therefore, like many

museums around the world, the majority of MUAM’s objects are seldom seen. Fun and Quirky is the first in a series of exhibitions intended to highlight some of these rarely viewed objects. This iteration showcases works that are highly original, even to the extent of being strange and bizarre. This notion is not intended to trivialize the works. In fact, the uniqueness of these pieces heightens the viewing experience by calling into question what each work means and why the artist created such

Thursday, March 31, 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Trying To Make Sense And Non: The work and career of Artist James Grashow

James Grashow, Artist, West Redding, Connecticut Grashow will show and talk about his work and wild, multifaceted career. His work ranges from intense compulsive miniatures, to giant corrugated installations, to his woodcuts that have appeared for decades in magazines and periodicals. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Seldom Seen: Fun and Quirky. Co-sponsored with the Contemporary Art Forum

curious works. Bright colors, mixed media compositions and striking scale of the works are fused with questions of myth, history, identity, belief and perception. The whimsical, even surreal surfaces of these works converge with deeper underlying implications about the human experience. Join us on March 31 for a guest talk by featured artist James Grashow, creator of The Cocktailer. Grashow’s talk is co-sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Forum and the Department of Art.

Sunday, April 3, 1 - 4 p.m.

Family Fun Day: Performance @ 3 p.m. ~ Frosted! The Acoustic Sing-a-long Storytime

Come spend an exciting afternoon at the Art Museum exploring works in the exhibition, Seldom Seen: Fun and Quirky. There will be hands-on activities for children ages 5-10. Enjoy taking photos with the twelve-foot plus sculpture titled, The Cocktailer. Sponsored by the Art Museum Student Organization (AMSO)

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by seth boda (curatorial intern)


lobal Perspectives is ready for its grand reopening on January 26, 2016, following the first major facelift to the exhibition in more than five years. Visitors will take a journey through the ages beginning with objects made by early peoples of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, on to the civilizations of the Greeks and Romans, pre-Colombian Latin America, and conclude with modern peoples of the Americas, Pacific islands, Africa, and Asia. Part of a larger initiative to reinvent the permanent installations, Global Perspectives is revamped in order to present the intellectual, visual and educational qualities of the museum’s holdings. The exhibition was originally created in 2006 to serve Miami University art history and anthropology classes, but has now come to be a resource for the larger Miami University community, and the general public. Global Perspectives offers visitors a new and broader look at the development, interaction and continuation of global civilizations through an exploration and appreciation

of art and material culture. The Orpha Webster Gallery, which houses Global Perspectives, is the most recent update to the the permanent exhibitions. The number of represented cultures has nearly doubled (from 9 to 17), and as a result, the exhibition now features a much larger selection of objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history. Objects include Egyptian burial masks, Greek pottery, Roman coins, Pre-Columbian jade reliefs, Native American ceramics, African textiles, Islamic manuscripts, Chinese porcelain, gilded Thai Buddhas, and Japanese prints. Global Perspectives was organized through a collaboration between museum staff and Curatorial Interns, including Naren Gao (Art History), Claudia Tomassi (Studio Art & Art History), and Seth Boda (Anthropology). Renewal efforts began in late January 2015 and took a year to complete. The exhibition is a semi-permanent installation, with a rotation of select objects every few years that will offer visitors a renewed experience.

Nigeria, Yoruba, Adenla (king’s crown), ca. 1930s.

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Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 1-5 p.m. Oxford Community Arts Center 10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH A creatively delicious fundraiser and friend-raiser to help support the Oxford Community Arts Center and the Miami University Art Museum. Children’s Activities | Chocolate Tastings & Sales | Bake Contest | Art Exhibit Educational Information | Raffle Baskets | Live Auction at 3:15 p.m. FUN FOR ALL AGES!

TASTINGS FROM Bake Me Home Chocolates Latour Diane’s Artisian Chocolates Fairfield Foodies Katie’s Classic Cookies Kilwins Kofenya Coffee

Kroger Maverick Chocolate Company MOON Co-op Silver Spoon Catering The Cake Ladies ... and more

TICKETS: $7 in advance | $10 at door

(Ticket includes admission plus 5 coupons for sample tastings.)

Children 12 & under are admitted free

(Coupons for sample tastings are required for children 12 & under.)

Buy tickets online, at the Oxford Community Arts Center (513-524-8506), or the Miami University Art Museum.


Docents Core to Museum’s Mission By Curator of education, Cynthia Collins


he Miami University Art Museum Docent Program has been in existence for more than 35 years. The docents are critical to sustaining educational programs designed for school and community groups. Docents lead interactive tours of gallery exhibitions and help a wide range of constituencies explore and appreciate the connections between art and their own lives. Docents also participate in the museum’s Adventures in Art program. Docents conduct hands-on activities in classrooms grades 2-5. These activities reinforce classroom learning and fulfill current state educational standards.

No experience or previous training is required. We ask that volunteers have a genuine interest in art of all kinds and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers are required to become members of the Art Museum and must make a commitment to complete seminars that introduce learning theories and outline methods of how to engage with and look at art.


We will begin a new training class for docents in Fall 2016. For additional information, please contact Cynthia Collins, Curator of Education, at or call (513) 529-2243. Ms. Collins will be pleased to meet with you and review the requirements of the program and assess your interest in the program.

Photo by Scott Kissell The Docents and some additional Art Museum VIPs enjoyed an end of the year Holiday celebration at The Knolls in early December. Pictured l to r, back row: Jeanne Harmeyer, Laura Stewart, Gail Williamson, Bonnie Mason, Ann Dunlevy, Mark DeGennaro, Sue Momeyer, Lee Hamill, Sherri Krazl, Jason Shaiman, Elaine Rauckhorst, and Bob Wicks; front row: Maria Vazquez, Barbara Serraino, Debbie Caudill, Cynthia Collins, Ruth Overly and Pris Berry.

Docents 2015-16 Priscilla Berry Marjorie Bowers (President) Ann M. Dunlevy Lee Hamill Sue Jones Carol Kane (Secretary) Sarah Michael (Field Trip Coordinator) Susan Momeyer (Vice President) Ruth Overly Elaine Rauckhorst (ILR Liasion) Wendy M. Richardson Barbara Serraino (Assistant Secretary) Marilyn E. Sherman Maria S. Vazquez Linda Williams Gail Williamson

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Museums & Society By DR. ROBERT S. WICKS


fter several years of planning and discussion, the Museums and Society minor is now official! The minor fulfills a university initiative to utilize the unique collections at Miami University, including the Miami University Art Museum, the William Holmes McGuffey Museum, the Hefner Museum of Natural History, and the Karl E. Limper Geology Museum. Open to all majors, this minor provides a critical understanding of museums as collections-based institutions. It is especially appropriate for students planning a professional career in Museums, Education, Libraries, Anthropology, Art and Architecture History, History and associated fields. The minor has an 18-hour credit requirement, including three core courses: CCA222 Museums and Collections: Beyond the Curio Cabinet (3) CCA232 Museums Today: Content, Practices and Audiences (3) IMS203 Introduction to Digital Humanities (3)

Students take six additional hours in one of ten tracks: Material Culture; Visual Culture; Art History; Heritage Management; Natural History; Technology and Design; Communications; Non-profit Management; Museum Education; Conservation. The final three hours consists of an approved practicum, internship, capstone or other experiential learning opportunity.

Upon completion of the minor, students will know and use the vocabulary, descriptive terminology and basic methods of the museum field and have conducted competent and creative research on objects, collections and collecting institutions. They will be in a position to understand the value and meaning of collections and objects historically, in contemporary societies and into the future.

Domenico Remps, Cabinet of Curiosities, 1690s.

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The first course in the sequence, Museums and Collections: Beyond the Curio Cabinet, was offered this past semester by Art Museum director Robert Wicks, who also serves as the advisor for the minor. The second course, Museums Today: Content, Practices and Audiences is offered this Spring by Art Museum Collections Manager and Registrar, Laura Stewart.

COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY & INNOVATION Celebrate the creative spirit this year: Be daring, bold, inspiring, and imaginative. Come play with us! STREET SCENE

Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Langston Hughes, Book by Elmer Rice

7:30 p.m., April 7–9, Gates-Abegglen Theatre CIRQUE MECHANICS 7:30 p.m., Wed, April 13, Millett CONTEMPORARY ARTS FORUM

Dale Schierholt, “Revealing the Artist”

6:00 p.m., Thurs, April 14, 100 Art Bldg. MIAMI UNIVERSITY STEEL BAND 7:30 p.m., Fri, April 15, Hall Auditorium 10TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW


Miami University Club of Fashion Design

7:30 p.m., Sat, April 16, Millett OXFORD KINETICS FESTIVAL Sun, April 17, Millett CREATIVITY & INNOVATION: A STUDENT RESPONSE EXHIBITION Miami University Art Museum

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From the Collection Black History in the Diaspora Lectures Wednesday, February 17, 6 – 7 p.m. Miami University Art Museum Auditorium

The Mystique of the Everyday in Afro-Cuban Art Juan Carlos L. Albarran, Lecturer, Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies, Global and Intercultural Studies Department, College of Arts & Sciences This talk will focus on the role of Afro-Cuban art at different historical moments in Cuban society, where Afro-Cuban contributions has played a major role in Cuba, at the same time, the Afro-Cuban population has remained marginalized from major economic, social, and political changes taking place in the island.

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Architecture + Interior Design

<< From the Collection

(left) An abstract painter and sculptor, José Bedia (Cuban, b. 1959), often addresses the theme of confrontation between the natural and the synthetic in his art. In addition to being part of a group of Cuban-American artists who migrated to the U.S. during the 1980s, Bedia spent part of that decade studying the Dakota Sioux culture on the Rosebud Reservation. His works reflect his interest in indigenous art forms as well as Afro-Cuban spirituality. Bedia regularly explores identity and how the self transitions between past, present and future. José Bedia (Cuban, b. 1959) Nfumbi Mpangui, 2002 Two-color lithograph on black Arches Cover Gift of Rebecca Schnelker 2004.26

A+ID LECTURE SERIES February 29 – Lecture: Michelangelo Sabatino, Ph.D. ~ Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program in Architecture, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology. W HARMONY: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields (Alumni 1) 4 p.m. March 11 – Lecture: Elisa Serra, Berlin. Emanuale Braga, Italy ~ Serra & Braga will lecture and work with upper division studio in connection with the Food Studies Institute (FSI). Landscape Choreography (Alumni 1) 4 p.m. March 14 – Lecture: Nikki Martinkovic ~ Designer and Owner at NIKKI MARTINKOVIC PRINTS. Design and Business (Alumni 1) 4 p.m. April 4 – Lecture: Carolyn Davis ~ Black Diaspora Women Architects (Wilks Theatre) 6 p.m. April 18 – Lecture: Mahesh Daas ~ Dean, College of Architecture, University of Kansas. Leading With Aesthetics (Alumni 1) 6 p.m.

Monday. April 4 , 6 p.m. Wilks Theatre, Armstrong Student Center

Art of Architecture: 21st Century Black Diaspora Architects Carolyn Armenta Davis, Hon. AIA explores the ‘art of architecture’ from today’s Black Diaspora Architects, men and women, of the USA, the Americas, Europe and Africa. Considered are the very diverse cultures, geo-politics, and socio-economics of the African Diaspora’s 1.3 billion people that inform their designs. Discussed are innovative and award-winning designs of over 25 studios on four continents. Davis is an international architectural historian, lecturer, writer, and curator focusing on contemporary African American, Afro-European and African architects. She is a native of Gary, Indiana and graduate of Indiana University.

CAGE GALLERY Department of Architecture + Interior Design 101 Alumni Hall, Oxford (513) 529-7210 ~ Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit the A+ID web page for updates and details of these and all programs, exhibitions and information.

Hiestand Galleries Showcasing work by students and visiting artists College of Creative Arts, Miami University

North Gallery

January 12 – February 12

2016 Miami University Young Painters Competition

for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award Juror: Gracie Mansion, gallerist and curator, New York, New York Friday, January 29, 2016: Reception: 4:30 – 6 p.m., Award Ceremony: 5:30 p.m.

This national competition for artists 25-35, celebrates the current trends in contemporary painting. The winner of the competition receives the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award. The 2015 finalists, chosen by juror Gracie Mansion are: Andrea Barone, North Kingston, Rhode Island; Annie Ewaskio, Brooklyn, New York; Rebecca Watson Horn, Brooklyn, New York; Anna Kell, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Melinda Laszczynski, Houston, Texas; K. Mixon, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Jinie Park, Baltimore, Maryland; Nicole Shaver, Iowa City, Iowa; Yambe Tam, Baltimore, Maryland; and Anne Vieux, Brooklyn, New York.

March 3 – 15

B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition

Reception: Thursday, March 10, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Department of Art senior studio majors participating in the semester long Capstone course feature their latest visual investigations. March 28 – April 1

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions

Efforts of Epoch & Play ~ Jaclyn Stephens, Printmaking

My work explores how the physical relationship between environment and body is cultivated through perception and association. Informed by my interest in space as physical object, I think of perception as a historically informed, fluid process - a means to understand. Through combining paper castings, prints, projected film stills and soundscape compositions, I complicate the viewing space with hierarchies of both formal/chromatic play and documentary abstraction. Therefore, the experience for the viewer is negotiated by his/her physical path through the space, which quietly asks for a perceivable, conscious awareness of bodily presence. [] April 4 – 8

Joe Paushel, Ceramics

My current research manifests itself in a series of ceramic sculptures that explore the distinctions between high and low art while I exploit both contemporary and dated symbols of vanity and gender. I do this through combining decorative objects with fragments of the human figure. By taking this accumulated material culture, seen in lowbrow decorative objects, ideas of what these objects once were are placed in a new context for the viewer to question. Hopefully, class and category are considered through this merging of elements. [] April 11 – 15

Traveling Masks ~ Greg Loring, Sculpture

How one integrates his or her past, present and future selves holistically into a productive whole is a driving force and cognitive challenge, as set forth in a world of rapid change. This installation combines transformed objects, transposed audio and video that transcribe the daily traversing of life as well as draws creative inspiration from ontological thoughts on metaphysical meaning from artistic, literary, historical and philosophical sources across time. It is my hope that you will take the seat beside me, fasten your seatbelt, and enjoy the journey, as we travel together to the next stop, or onward to new horizons. May 5 – 13

B.F.A. Graphic Design Exhibition

Reception for the Artists: Friday, May 13, 4 - 6 p.m. This annual exhibition includes recent works by Senior Graphic Design majors from the Department of Art. Package, identity, web and logo design are included in this exhibition.

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Robert E. & Martha Hull Lee Gallery January 12 – February 12

Criticism In Times of Creation ~ Dorielle Caimi

Thursday, January 28, Artist Lecture: 5:30 p.m. (Art 100) Friday, January 29, Reception for the Artist: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Caimi is the 2015 winner of the $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award as part of the Miami University Young Painters Competition. In her exhibition, she seeks to illustrate an urgent state of mind. “My current paintings explore the relationship between grace and angst that both plague and glorify the private worlds of young women. I am learning how these truths affect both our public perception and self-identity in a modern world.” She received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, in 2010 and a Master Class in Painting at the Art Students League of Denver, Colorado. Her work was shown and featured internationally, and in publications such as PoetsArtists, American Art Collector, Hi-Fructose, Combustus, Juxtapoz and Printer’s Devil Review (cover art). She is represented by Gusford Gallery in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in Oakland, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico. [] March 28 – April 1

No Place Like Home ~ Danielle Mužina, Painting

By creating domestic worlds for my viewers that are both familiar and mysterious, I want to encourage an introspective dialogue about the changing and complicated relationship we all have with the idea of “home.” The things we surround ourselves with in our most intimate spaces are there because of a mixture of choice, tradition, and circumstance; they are an essential part of our sense of place. I struggle to negotiate a place for myself that keeps family history sacred but leaves room to breathe. April 4 – 8

I Am ~ Eric S. England, Sculpture

Everyone possesses a degree of potential. Elements that facilitate the nurture thereof exist, whether innately or serendipitously. Insidious elements - harpies - conspire against us. The world is a machine, we its cogs. How we manifest our latent faculties contributes to its elevation or disintegration, as well as to a sense of personal fulfillment and satisfaction. May 2 – 15

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibitions

April 11 – 15

Ann Taulbee, Director (513) 529-1883

Spilled Milk ~ Brandon Lowery, Ceramics

These forms enter into a conversation about the physical and emotional points of tension surrounding sexual activity. The arrangement of the forms refers to the physical act of pushing, pulling and stretching parts of the body during intimacy. Sex is typically a very personal, entangling experience; however, there is the potential for awkwardness and discomfort, especially during the first sexual encounter with a new partner. April 18 – 22

XD: Experience Design Highlights

An exhibition highlighting the thesis research by graduate students in the XD:MFA in Experience Design.

Visual Collective: recent works by B.F.A. Studio majors

Reception for the Artists: Friday, May 6, 4 - 5 p.m. This annual exhibition includes recent works of our B.F.A. studio majors chosen by the Department of Art Studio Faculty.

Hiestand Galleries

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Other hours available by appointment. Galleries closed: During exhibition installation and January 1 – 5, 8, 15, 18, 22; March 21 – 25; May 16 – 25; June 13 – August 30. All receptions are in the lobby of Hiestand Galleries in Hiestand Hall, 401 Maple Ave., Oxford, Ohio. All lectures are in ART 100, unless noted otherwise. For complete details, visit the Hiestand Galleries website: www.MiamiOh. edu/hiestand-galleries/

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Contemporary Artist Forum January 28, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Winner of the 2015 Young Painters Competition ~ Dorielle Caimi (see page 19 for details) (1) Dorielle Caimi is the 2015 winner of the $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award as part of the Miami University Young Painters Competition.

February 18, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Photography, Architecture and the Poetics of Place ~ Paul Burk Miami University graduate Paul Burk will discuss his work as an architectural photographer, touching on his influences as an image-maker, recent developments in the field, and the challenge of building a career in the arts.A noted architectural photographer, Paul Burk earned a B.F.A. degree from Miami University in 1994. In 1999, he travelled to Romania on a Fulbright Grant to photograph that country’s grim legacy of massive industrialization. Paul’s photographs of architecture, interiors and the built environment combine a vivid graphic sensibility with a unique sensitivity to the poetics of place. His images have appeared in numerous publications, including Architectural Record, Interior Design, and The Washington Post. [] February 25, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) The Secret Meaning of Life ~ Alan Pocaro (2)

“The Secret Meaning of Life” will be a discussion of Pocaro’s work and the interests that inform it. Expect several digressions into subjects as diverse and exciting as analytic aesthetics, orthodox Christianity, perceptually indistinguishable objects, willful self-deception, space, Platonic forms, and the value of discipline and hard work. Alan Pocaro is an artist, writer and educator based in Illinois. His work has appeared in numerous national and international shows including recent exhibitions at Semantics (Cincinnati, OH), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna (Gdansk, Poland). Associated with the New Aesthetics movement - an informal group of artists and writers who emphasize the physical and material nature of art - Pocaro regularly contributes art-criticism to Chicago’s New City magazine and his writing has appeared in Art Critical, Abstract Critical, City Beat and ART PAPERS. Pocaro is currently appointed Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Illinois University. []

March 3, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Wonder Object ~ Gary Schott Intrigued by the term utilitarian, Gary Schott finds himself drawn toward creating objects that balance between aesthetics and function; wearable and non-wearable. With a humorous undertone, the work allows for playful interactions. Gary Schott was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and recently moved to Houston after serving as the Chair of the Metals Department at the Southwest School of Art for seven years. He earned his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. []

March 10, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Isabel Farnsworth: Sculptural Investigations and Works on Paper Isabel Farnsworth received her M.F.A. from Stanford University and a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She has done a number of prominent Artistin-Residence Programs in the U.S. and abroad including Skowhegan School of Art and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Farnsworth is currently an Associate Professor at Kent State University, where she has taught Sculpture since 1997. Isabel Farnsworth will trace the history of her work as maker, delineating the themes and recurring content that cycle through her work (emotive and embodied “figuration” and more recently, “landscape” as it relates to memory, place and personal history), as well as talking about the range of materials and processes that she utilizes in her practice. []

March 31, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art Museum) Trying To Make Sense And Non: The work and career of Artist James Grashow (3) James Grashow will show and talk about his work and wild multifaceted career. His work ranges from intense compulsive miniatures to giant corrugated installations to his woodcuts that have appeared for decades in magazines and periodicals. James Grashow was born in Brooklyn in 1942. He has been creating works that address themes of man, nature and mortality since the 1960’s. The scale of his work ranges from large-scale installations to the delicate contained world of his Houseplants where homes and buildings replace flowers in intricately constructed gardens and bouquets. Grashow is also a well-known woodcut artist. His work has appeared regularly in the New York Times. He has done iconic album covers and his work has been shown in virtually every well-known publication and periodical.

FREE & Open to the public, these lectures are part of a Miami University course led by Tracy Featherstone which brings artists in from around the country to discuss and showcase their contemporary works.

Spring 2016 Lecture Series April 7, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) The Hyphenated Actionist ~ Dan Devening (4) Seeing the entirety of one’s practice as the sum of many parts, Dan Devening is an artist, educator and curator living in Chicago. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and director of devening projects + editions, an eight-year old gallery featuring exhibitions and site-specific installations by emerging and established international artists. His paintings and works on paper have been featured in national exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and various international venues in cities that include Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam, among others. His curatorial projects have included exhibitions at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; dok25 in Dusseldorf, Germany; and most recently, a MacArthur Foundation funded project called Slow Frequency that resulted in shows in Vancouver, Berlin and Chicago.

April 21, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Sidereal Silence ~ Shinji Turner Yamamoto Shinji Turner Yamamoto will discuss his current project Sidereal Silence, through his solo exhibition at Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. It is a multi-level, multimedia installation encompassing the entire 3,500 square foot exhibition space, which incorporates the sound phenomena of cascading waterfalls TurnerYamamoto experienced during research trips to the United States Pacific Northwest and Switzerland’s glacial waterfalls. Envisioning the gallery space as a walking path, Turner-Yamamoto installs paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos within a continuously unfolding soundscape. Shinji Turner-Yamamoto is a Japanese born USbased artist. His work is about the discovery of the essential in nature and time. He works with identifiable imagery to encourage humanity to encounter aspects of nature in new and unexpected ways and is committed to using historic and natural elements in his work as meditations on the environment.

April 14, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) Revealing the Artist ~ Dale Schierholt Dale Schierholt is a documentary filmmaker known for his intimate, conversational portraits of visual artists. His subjects have included such renowned artists as Will Barnet, Robert Indiana and Tony DeLap. Over the course of a film’s production, Schierholt films the artist at work in their studios and sits with them too. There is no crew, just two artists together with a goal to present the viewer with an unfiltered insight into an artist’s work, allowing them to develop a personal connection with the artist and the work they produce. With a degree from Miami University’s fine arts program, Schierholt began his career as a print designer and photographer. He started making short advocacy films for clients in the 1990s before switching to full-time filmmaking. His films have screened in venues across the country and on PBS affiliates from New York to California.

April 28, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. (Art 100) In the Belly of a Whale ~ Michael Stillion Michael Stillion is an artist living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art and Design and M.F.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington. Stillion has been the recipient of full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and Roswell Artist-in-Residence and he was recently awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, Illinois and Angela Meleca Gallery in Columbus, Ohio.

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Art Across the Curriculum: Connecting the Classroom & the Collection


n excellent example of collaborative interdisciplinary activities occurred during this past F ​ all Semester’s offering of Stephanie Danker’s ART395 Art Across the Curriculum course. Danker worked with staff at the Art Museum to access and study a collection of prints by Miami professors from the Department of Art (past and present) known as the Miami Portfolio. The portfolio was created in 2010 as a fundraising effort for art student scholarships; 30 sets were printed — one of which was acquired by the Art Museum. Additionally, the class project was supported by an individual faculty grant from the Howe Writing Center.

Partner groups in ART395 each selected a work to study and research, met with the individual artists, and then developed a cross-curricular lesson connected to a theme related in some way to the work or the artist’s approach. Artists focused on during Fall 2015 included: Andrew Au, Larry Winston Collins, Susan Ewing, Jim Killy, Ellen Price and Roscoe Wilson. These lesson plans were created specifically for PK-12 educators that can be downloaded and used in classrooms across the globe. The lesson plans the students created ranged from elementary to high school as target audiences but most could be adapted for a variety of grade levels. Lesson plans developed by the students will be available on the Art Museum’s web site this Spring.

When asked about her thoughts behind the project, Danker said, “I wanted students to have the opportunity to create curriculum based on pieces in the Art Museum’s permanent collection from contemporary artists. They were able to research using the original artwork, interact with the artists, and then incorporate standards from art and another subject area into a thematic lesson. It was a special opportunity for students to get to know some professors as professional artists. Also significant, was learning more directly about roles within an an art museum. Students in the Fall 2016 section of ART395 will continue creating resources for other prints in the Miami Portfolio series when the course is next offered.” Photos top to bottom: ~ Students examine works from The Miami Portfolio; one set is located in CPA room 109. ~ Spending time in the Art Museum gallery studying works as a preparatory exercise. ~ In the Art Museum library with Collections Manager/Registrar Laura Stewart and Curator of Education Cynthia Collins. ~ In the classroom with a few of the artists featured in the Miami Portfolio, Jim Killy and Ellen Price.

Students in ART395: Art Across the Curriculum Fall 2015

Brandy Pfefferle, Brea Greer, Nebular Hou, Jaclyn Wood, Cassie Pence, Tara Hayes, Kaylee Baumbach, Lydia Church, Kenzie Due, Liza Torrence, Emma Adams, Kelly Kohring and Hailey Marosi.

events @ a glance

visual arts @ miami

January / February January 16 – Chocolate Meltdown [chocolatemeltdown. com] $10 (Oxford Community Art Center) 1 – 5 p.m. January 28 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Winner of the 2015 Young Painters Competition ~ Dorielle Caimi. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

February 18 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Photography, Architecture and the Poetics of Place ~ Paul Burk. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

February 23 – Racial Parity or Racial Purity? African Diaspora Experiences of the Holocaust in Hitler’s Germany AdrianTHE Gaskins, Assistant Professor, Black World Studies FEB. 23 LECTURE IS CANCELLED January 29 – Artist Reception: Dorielle Caimi, 2015 winner Program, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. of the $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award. (Hiestand Galleries) (Art Museum) 4:30-5:45 p.m. 4:30 – 6 p.m. February 25 – Art Explorers ~ age 3-5. (Art Museum) 10 a.m. – Noon February 3 – Reception & Lecture: Art History Capstone Exhibition: Subjective Objectivity: Documentary February 25 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Photography as Fragments of Experience. (Art Museum) The Secret Meaning of Life ~ Alan Pocaro. (Art 100) Reception 6 p.m.; Gallery Talk 7 p.m. 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. February 17 – Lecture: The Mystique of the Everyday in Afro-Cuban Art ~ Juan Carlos L. Albarran, Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts & Sciences (Art Museum) 6-7 p.m.

February 29 – Lecture: Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD ~ Professor and Director of PhD Program in Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology. W HARMONY: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields. (Alumni 1) 4 p.m.

March March 3 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Wonder Object ~ Gary Schott. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. March 3 – Miami Student Night @ the Museum ~ Make it & Take it. (Art Museum) Pizza 7:30 p.m.; Event 8 – 10 p.m. March 7 – The Oxford Society of the Archeological Institute of America Presents John J. Dobbins, Professor, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (Art Museum) 7:30 p.m. March 10 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Isabel Farnsworth: Sculptural Investigations and Works on Paper. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

March 11 – Lecture: Elisa Serra, Berlin. Emanuale Braga, Italy ~ Institute for Food (IF). Landscape Choreography. (Alumni 1) 4 p.m. March 14 – Lecture: Nikki Martinkovic ~ Designer and Owner at NIKKI MARTINKOVIC PRINTS. Design and Business. (Alumni 1) 4 p.m. March 31 – Art Explorers ~ age 3-5. (Art Museum) 10 a.m. – Noon March 31 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Trying To Make Sense And Non: The work and career of Artist James Grashow. (Art Museum) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

April April 3 – Family Fun Day ~ FREE. (Art Museum) 1-4 p.m. April 4 – Lecture: Carolyn Davis ~ Black Diaspora Women Architects. (Wilks Theatre) 6 p.m. April 5 – Reception & Lecture: The John A. Michael and Betty J Michael Autobiographical Lecture Series ~ Renee Sandell, Ph.D., 2015 Distinguished Lecturer in Art Education. (Art Museum) Reception 6 p.m.; Lecture 7 p.m.

April 18 – Lecture: Mahesh Daas ~ Dean, College of Architecture, University of Kansas. Leading With Aesthetics. (Alumni 1) 6 p.m. April 20 – Symposium: Art History Capstone ~ Professor Pepper Stetler ~ Subjective Objectivity. (Art Museum) 5 – 7 p.m. April 21 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Sidereal Silence ~ Shinji Turner Yamamoto. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

April 7 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: The Hyphenated Actionist ~ Dan Devening. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

April 24 – Artist Reception: Danielle Mužina, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting. (Hiestand Galleries) 4:30 – 6 p.m.

April 13 – Lecture: Pepper Stetler, Assistant Professor, Art and Architecture History ~ Photography between Art and Document. (Art Museum) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

April 28 – Art Explorers ~ ages 3-5. (Art Museum) 10 a.m. – Noon

April 14 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: Revealing the Artist ~ Dale Schierholt. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. April 14 – Student Performance Art Event: DiscoKnitting & More. (Art Museum) 8 – 10 p.m.

April 28 – Contemporary Art Forum Lecture: In the Belly of a Whale ~ Michael Stillion. (Art 100) 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. May 6 – Artist Reception: Visual Collective: recent works by B.F.A. Studio majors in the Department of Art. (Hiestand Galleries) 4 – 5 p.m.

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exhibitions @ a glance January 12 – February 12 2016 Miami University Young Painters Competition (Hiestand Galleries) January 12 – February 12 Dorielle Caimi ~ Criticism In Time Of Creation (Hiestand Galleries) January 12 – February 12 Danielle Mužina, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Painting ~ No Place Like Home (Hiestand Galleries) January 26 – May 14 Creativity & Innovation: A Student Response Exhibition (Art Museum) January 26 – June 25 Subjective Objectivity: Documentary Photography as Fragments of Experience (Art Museum) January 26 – June 25 Seldom Seen: Fun & Quirky (Art Museum) January 26 – June 25 Ongoing Permanent Collections Exhibitions: Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection; Art History @ A Glance and Global Perspectives (Art Museum) March 3 – 15 B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition (Hiestand Galleries) March 28 – April 1 Jaclyn Stephens, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Printmaking ~ Efforts of Epoch and Play (Hiestand Galleries)

March 28 – April 1 Danielle Mužina, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Painting ~ No Place Like Home (Hiestand Galleries) April 4 – 8 Joe Paushel, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics (Hiestand Galleries) April 4 – 8 Eric S. England, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Sculpture ~ I Am (Hiestand Galleries) April 11 – 15 Greg Loring, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Sculpture ~ Traveling Masks (Hiestand Galleries) April 11 – 15 Brandon Lowery, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Ceramics ~ Spilled Milk (Hiestand Galleries) April 18 – 22 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition – XD (Hiestand Galleries) May 2 – May 15 Visual Collective: Recent Works by B.F.A. Studio majors in the Department of Art (Hiestand Galleries) May 5 – 13 B.F.A. Graphic Design Exhibition (Hiestand Galleries) May 27 – June 25 High School Art Exhibition: Talawanda High School (Art Museum)

visual arts @ miami

Miami University Art Museum 801 S. Patterson Ave. | Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 529-2232 Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: Noon-5 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday Galleries closed: During exhibition installation and March 19 and 26; May 28 and June 27 – Aug 29. Hiestand Galleries 124 Art Building | Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 529-1883 Gallery hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cage Gallery 101 Alumni Hall | Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 529-7210 Gallery hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. McGuffey Museum 401 E. Spring St. | Oxford, OH 45056 (513) 529-8380 Museum hours: Thursday-Saturday: 1-5 p.m.