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spring 2014

 

Cast in Carbondale: Sculptures & Drawings by Visiting Artists from the Thomas Walsh Donation

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - May 9
Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

The GeneralThomas Walsh taught sculpture at SIU for over 30 years, beginning in 1966.  He brought many distinguished artists to campus to work with students and to use the SIU Foundry.  This exhibit features works by some of those artists who worked with Mr. Walsh.  (Left: "General Dictatorial Prototype,” cast aluminum sculpture byEd Paschke)

Hoyeon Chung: Mixed Media

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - March 7
Public Reception:February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

ChungA Korean artist living in Southern Illinois, Hoyeon Chung brings abstraction and dimension to fiber art.  She notes, “My recent works are like crocuses.  I draw my day and capture the part that I want to remember.  Some of my daily drawings are made into objects.” (Left: Wall Piece, mixed media, 2012)

Sustain 2, National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Art and Design for Eco Living, curated by Nate Steinbrink

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - March 7
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

SustainFor the second straight year, the Museum has won funds for support of sustainable exhibits and lighting projects in the galleries. Nate Steinbrink and MPA graduate student Wes Stoerger wrote the Sustain II grant.

Mike Chervinko: Historic Photographs of the Tri-State Tornado

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - March 30
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

tornadoPhotographer Mike Chervinko has developed and printed never before seen photographs of the worst tornado in U.S. history.  The March 18, 1925 Tri-State tornado swept across Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Southeast Indiana.  These images, which have been preserved by the Jackson County Historical Society in Murphysboro, show the devastation caused by the storm that took 234 lives in Murphysboro alone.  (Left: Murphysboro after the 1925 Tornado, 1925).

Artist Trading Cards Project, curated by Bob DeHoet

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - May 9
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

ATCArtists Trading Cards (ATC) are miniature works of art 2.5” x 3.5” (about the size of a baseball trading card) that provide artists with an exciting springboard for experimentation. This exhibit dispays ATC work created by students from Anna Junior High School, Cobden High School, Elverado High School, Massac Elementary School, and Zeigler-Royalton High School.

The Trunk Show, curated by Eric S. Jones

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - March 7
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

trunk keyTraveling trunks from the University Museum’s collection reveal the stories behind the people who used these trunks – from a world famous opera singer to a Southern Illinois soldier, and many more.

From Generation to Generation:  Folk Arts of Illinois

Exhibit Dates :January 21 - March 7
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

folk artsThis panel exhibit, "Generation to Generation: Folk Arts of Illinois," is curated by Lisa Rathje and Clark “Bucky” Halker, of the Chicago based non-profit Company of Folk. It integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage.

The 10 panels tell the stories of artists and feature art forms representing a wide variety of traditions, such as duck decoy carving, the Irish fiddle, Mexican murals and African American quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt the question, "What will I pass along?"

What’s What, Whose Who?

Exhibit Dates :January 21 - March 7
Public Reception: February 7, 4 - 7 p.m.

clockCampus VIPs have selected objects from the University Museum’s collection to share with the campus and community.  They had some 60,000 objects to pick from, so narrowing down their choices wasn’t easy.  Come see what caught their eyes. (Left: French Clock, circa 1890)

 

Master Artists from the Art Collection, curated by Dona Bachman

Exhibit Dates: January 21 - May 9

benton printThis exhibit continues from last semester with works by some of the outstanding artists represented in the University Museum’s collection. (Left: Thomas Hart Benton, Fire in the Barnyard, 1944)

Illinois’ Junior Duck Stamp Award

Exhibit Dates: April 11 - April 25
Public Reception: April 12, tentative

duck stamp 2The University Museum again hosts the Junior Duck Stamp art awards featuring the work of school children in Illinois. (Left: entries in the 2013 contest)