Calendar of Events
A Space in Time: Works by Donald Roberts
September 20 – January 5, 2014
This exhibition features two bodies of work by artist and Ohio University emeritus professor of art, Donald Roberts. One section showcases selected paintings, drawings and sculpture representing an earlier period when the artist explored perspective and hardedge geometric forms. A larger selection highlights more recent paintings and drawings. Organic form, color and ambiguous space are “pushed and pulled” to experimental and expressive limits. Roberts’ works reveals his strong relationship with nature and admiration for artists including, but not limited to, Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866– 1944), Arshile Gorky (American, 1904–1948) and Michael Singer (American, 1942 – Present).
Navajo Saddle Blankets from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection
August 23 – February 23, 2014
Navajo weaving has a long and rich history that has produced objects ranging from wearing blankets to floor rugs to wall hangings. Saddle blankets are unique in this history in that they have been continuously produced as utilitarian objects. The Navajo saddle blankets in the Museum’s collection include rare examples of Germantown Sunday Saddle Blankets from the late 1800s and early 1900s, woven with yarns from the woolen mills of Germantown, Pennsylvania, which circulated in the Southwest during the latter part of the 19th century.
Prints from the Permanent Collection Selected by Donald Roberts
September 6 – January 5, 2014
To trace the development of Kennedy Museum of Art’s print collection, Donald Roberts, Professor Emeritus of Art, was invited to select prints he feels best highlight the collection. Robert’s first hand account as an artist, educator, and facilitator will allow the viewer to not only understand the foundation of the collection but also will reflect on the history of the medium itself. Artists included are for example Michael Rothenstein, Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Christo, David Hockney, Jennifer Bartlett, Sol Lewitt, and Yvonne Jacquette.
The Trisolini Print Project
September 6 – January 12, 2014
Designed to complement Prints from the Permanent Collection Selected by Donald Roberts, this exhibition features a selection of works from The Trisoloni Print Project and include artists Michael Singer, Robert Stackhouse, Bruce Nauman, Harvey Daniels, Andrew Leicester, Richard Artschwager, John Willenbecher, Donald Harvey, and Richard Fleishner.