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tintype of Abraham Lincolneldon benz paintingThe Dorians playing onstagePhoto of man standing in forest

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Photographs above: Tintype of Abraham Lincoln, gift of Bette Margelli.  “Dreaming” by Eldon Benz, The Dorians play for Arts Education Festival, Dan Johnson

NEW EXHIBITS IN LATE SPRING 2016

Reception: April 1, 4 – 7 p.m.

DOUBLE TAKE: A SURVEY OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1840 TO THE PRESENT, CURATED BY ALISON ERAZMUS.  Special thanks to Charles Swedlund, Gary Kolb and the Special Collections Research Center at Morris Library for providing some of the photographs and/or cameras in this exhibition.

Exhibit:  March 18 - May 13
Reception: April 1, 4 - 7 p.m.

PERSONAL SHRINES: ART FROM ZEIGLER-ROYALTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  Art instructor Sue Gindlesparger of Zeigler-Royalton High School presents some of her students’ best works.  This is part of the ongoing Partnership Program between area schools and the University Museum.

Exhibit:  March 25 - May 13
Reception: April 1, 4 - 7 p.m.

RECEPTIONS FOR MASTER OF FINE ARTS CANDIDATES’ THESIS EXHIBITS

Jane Flynn (Photography) & JP Rhea (Photography)
Reception March 25, 4 - 7 p.m.

Lijun Chao Painting) & Todd Larson (Sculpture, Installation)
Reception April 8, 4 -7 p.m.

Kerra Taylor (Painting) & Donna Hoyle (Video/Sculpture)
Reception April 22, 4 -7 p.m.

Joshua Hale (Painting, Drawing) & Su Yeon Kim (Glass)
Reception May 6, 4 -7 p.m.

VIEW OUR COLLECTIONS ONLINE

Thanks to a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, written by former Curator of Collections Lori Huffman, the Museum now has a number of its historical objects on line.  This is a work in progress, and the bugs are still being worked out, but check out the Educational Collections Online link in the upper left corner of this page.  From there you’ll go to Themes where you’ll be see varied portfolios of objects in the Museum’s collection.  If you have questions, contact Susannah Munson (smunson@siu.edu).  Current portfolios include:

  • Dr. D.K. Abbass Collection of Saudi Arabian Jewelry
  • American Domestic Life
  • American Stoneware
  • American Traditional Crafts
  • Foster Collection of Japanese Sword Guards
  • The Huichol
  • La Chamba Pottery
  • Marjorie Lawrence Opera Collection
  • Fred Myers, Woodcarver
  • Naomi Clark Ozark Superstition Dolls
  • Nigerian Crafts
  • Political Memorabilia from the Jerome M. Mileur Collection
  • Dr. David Rilling Collection of Paupa New Guinea Pottery
  • Tibetan Treasures
  • Tools from the Farm
  • Vietnamese Cultural Treasures