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REMEMBERING BOB DEHOET

Bob with studentThe University Museum sadly notes the death of Bob DeHoet, our Education Program Director, on December 18. Bob joined the Museum in 1991 as an education assistant. He became the director of the education program in 2006.

Bob’s workshops have been enjoyed by several generations of area school children. He was also well known for coordinating the Museum’s annual Arts Education Festival, a program that brought close to 2,000 secondary students to campus for a full-day’s immersion into the arts.

Bob at children's workshopIn 2010, Bob received the Pubic & Community Service Award "for dedicated service to the arts in Illinois schools" from the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education. All who had the privilege of working with him will miss Bob.

Anyone wishing to remember Bob’s many talents and kindnesses with a contribution is welcome to make a donation to the Arts Education Festival fund (#106691) through the SIU Foundation, Colyer Hall, Mail Code 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901.


MAJOR WARHOL GIFT UNVEILED

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), “Gems,” screenprint, 1978.

The Spring Semester will showcase a recent donation of screenprints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  Curator of Exhibits Alison Erazmus has selected from our Warhol Collection, consisting of some 160 works, to present “Celebrities and Scintillations, Andy Warhol’s Party.”

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), “Gems,” screenprint, 1978.  Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

FEBRUARY 6 RECEPTION CELEBRATES NEW EXHIBITS!

From the cultural heritage of South East Asia to Southern Illinois, home of wood carver Fred Myers, this semester’s exhibits will send you to many locales and to many worlds.   We also celebrate the work of SIU students with thesis exhibits by students from the School of Art & Design and the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.

Click here for the complete Fall 2014 Exhibit Schedule (Spring 2015 Coming Soon).