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2016 Summer Exhibitions

REGULAR HOURS: Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

GALLERIES CLOSED: Sundays, Mondays, May 14 - June 13, July 4, August 6 - 22

FREE: OPEN TO ALL


EXHIBITIONS: OPENING JUNE 14, 2016

red navajo rug

BY CHANCE AND BY DESIGN: DINE (NAVAJO NATION) WEAVINGS
From the Collection of Richard and Linda Helstern

Exhibit: June 14 - August 5
Reception: July 8, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Helstern’s collection of Navajo weavings began as simply an appreciation of the fine work.  Later, they realized they had begun a collection, and one they have added to for close to 6 years.  The weavings range from utilitarian saddle blankets to tour de force weavings by renowned Navajo artists.



DOUBLE TAKE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION, 1848 – TO THE PRESENT, curated by Alison Erazmus

Girl with violin

Exhibit: June 14 - August 5
Reception: July 8, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Museum’s Curator of Exhibits, Alison Erazmus, has selected photographs from the earliest to the latest, from the Civil War to yesterday, to illustrate the breath and scope of photography. (Left: Kendra North’s Urban Pools #136. Girl With a Violin, 2006. © Kendra North.)


Native American Objects from the Museum’s Collection

Sioux beaded dressExhibit: June 14 - August 5
Reception: July 8, 4 - 7 p.m.

Arts and Design Instructor Jo Nast has selected a number of objects from the University Museum’s Native American collection for her Summer class.  The objects will be displayed in the Study Gallery, but all of us can enjoy them along with her students.



ARTISTS ON WAR

Artists on Love logoExhibit: June 14 - August 5
Reception: July 8, 4 - 7 p.m.

To accompany an exhibit on the wars of the 20th century and their impact on Southern Illinois, Dona Bachman has selected a number of artists’ works that respond to those wars. Artists have always been involved in war, whether as recorders or commentators or both. This small selection from the University Museum’s collection reminds us that artists felt passionately about war, sometimes in support and sometimes against the war efforts. (Fernand Léger, “Les Soldates,” circa 1949, University Museum, 88.3/1)


POSTERS FROM THE SUMMER OLYMPICS

Small image of London Olympics posterExhibit: June 14 - August 5
Reception: July 8, 4 - 7 p.m.

With the Summer Olympics in Rio, the University Museum presents several posters celebrating the worldwide event. (Primo Angeli, “London Calling,” 2012, University Museum, 2014.14/8)