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Museum Studies Exhibition

April 4 – September 7, 2014

Two Museum Studies Exhibitions, titled Constructing Perspectives and Excessive, are featured in the Museum’s west galleries. Each exhibition was developed by one of two cohorts comprised of Ohio University students enrolled in Museum Fundamentals II, which is a practicum course offering students the opportunity to engage in museum practices. Constructing Perspectives seeks to consider whether boundaries are flexible or impermeable, and to what extent they are negotiated. Excessive explores the relationship between the indulgent fulfillment of perceived needs and the potential detrimental outcomes.

Chris Burden
Atomic Alphabet
1980, Photo etching, soft ground etching and handcoloring

Burhan Doğançay
Green Door MiG
1993, Acrylic

Jenny Holzer

August 15 – January 18, 2015

Kennedy Museum of Art, 2nd Floor
This exhibition showcases Jenny Holzer’s suite of eight posters from Truisms series from the museum’s permanent collection. Inspired by Western and Eastern texts of culture, literature and philosophy these works speak to universal truths on themes such as love, violence, and power.


Clarence H. White
Pictorial Images of Women

August 22 – December 14, 2014

Kennedy Museum of Art, 2nd Floor
Contemplative photographs by Clarence Hudson White depicting the life of middle class American women and their children in the early 20th century. Combined with a selection of works by his son Clarence H. White, Jr., this exhibition celebrates two highly talented photographers and educators.
Curated by Jody Lamb, Ph.D., Associate Dean of college of Fine Arts, Ohio University


Women III

September 5, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Third and final iteration of the Women themed exhibition series focuses on work that was made in conjunction with third wave feminism - interrogating media images with marginalized identities to demonstrate ideological constructions. Featuring artist from Kennedy Museum of Art collection and two installations by Ohio University alumni, artist Kim Abeles and an artist group The Bridge Club.
Curated by Jennie Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Art+Design, Ohio University
Exhibition Reception: September 19, 6-8 PM


Kim Abeles

Kim Abeles, a Los Angeles–based social practice artist creates large-scale community projects with focus on environmental issues. Her work includes the subjects of urban environment, feminism, aging, HIV/AIDS, labor, domestic violence, and collective memory. The exhibition frugalworld demonstrates the effects of human waste and consumption on the environment.


The Bridge Club
The Trailer

The Bridge Club is a collective consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. The Trailer is a mobile installation and touring series of live performances centered around and inside of a vintage camping trailer and addresses simultaneous and conflicting desires for adventure and security, experience and memory.


Jaimie Warren
ERMAHGERD (part 2)

September 12 – December 21, 2014

New York based contemporary artist Jaimie Warren will exhibit her photographs. Often compared to Cindy Sherman, Warren investigates the modern female identity within popular culture fragmented by internet viral memes.
Artist Noon gallery talk: September 18, 12:10 – 12:50 PM
Exhibition reception with the artist: September 19, 6-8 PM


Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Lyrics of My People

September 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., an artist based in Detroit, Michigan, who will create a series of posters and maps with social justice themed quotes. Through this exhibition, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. also questions the democratization of art and will hold a public event to sell out his prints from one of his installations on December 4, 2014 (proposed date)
Artist gallery talk: September 19, 5-6 PM
Exhibition Reception: September 19, 6-8 PM
Democratization of art event: TBD (check for updates)