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The University Museum will be undergoing extensive renovation this summer. North Hall will be closed down but will reopen for the Fall Semester. Several of the improvements will be highly visible: a new Continuum Gallery for educational programming and exhibitions and a new front door for South Hall. Other renovations will be less visible but will address important conservation needs. The University Museum is closed between the end of the Spring Semester and the the beginning of the Summer Semester.

SUMMER 2014 EXHIBITS

DARREN SCHROEDER, MFA THESIS EXHIBITION, COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA ARTS, "LANDSCAPES FROM THE ROAD"

Culver ImageExhibit: through September 19
Reception: September 12, 4 – 7 p.m.

"Landscapes from the Road" is an exploration of boundary areas in which the division of nature and culture become blurred, and where nature is no longer to be understood as a pure or separate other. These are photographs about where we live and work, and about the locations we pass in route to other destinations. "Landscapes from the Road" is a series of photographs about stopping, about examining underrepresented locations of the everyday world, locations that are commonly passed with no more than a speeding glance from the window of a car. - Darren Schroeder's Artist's Statement.


JESSICA ALLEE, M.A. ART HISTORY THESIS EXHIBITION, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, NEW DEAL ART NOW: A REFRAMING OF THE ARTIFACTS OF DIVERSITY

woman combing hairExhibit: through November 1
Reception: September 12, 4 – 7 p.m.

Jessica Allee comments, The curatorial impetus for this exhibition is based on the rich collection of Works Progress Administration holdings in the University Museum, and the legacy of faculty scholarship on the subject. In addition to the University Museum's collection, Allee has borrowed significant works from other museums in order to examine the diversity of arists who were a part of this program.