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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

OPENING RECEPTION FOR NEW SPRING EXHIBITS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 4 - 7 P.M.

After nearly two years of construction work in the University Museum’s North and South Hall, all galleries are finally opened and with a new, enhanced HVAC system to address some of our conservation need. 

New exhibits run the gamut of interests and possibilities – from the iron sculpture of Dan Johnson to the delicate hair wreaths from the Charles and Frances Swedlund Collection – from the juried show of Artists on Love to the archaeological investigations of Kincaid Mounds – from the icons of Nepal to the work of MFA students.

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