Small-scale weaving samplers from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection, which incorporate multiple design styles in a singular weaving.
Unknown Weaver Germantown Sampler on a Loom, c. 1895 Wool, cotton Collection Kennedy Museum of Art Gift Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy
Multi-pattern Navajo Weavings
October 5 – February 3, 2013
Large-scale weavings, from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection, which incorporate multiple design styles in a singular weaving.
September 21 – January 27, 2013 Reception: September 21, 6 — 8 pm
Exhibition will showcase artwork from the Kennedy Museum of Art Collections made by women after 1970s. Works will include artists such as Nancy Graves, Alice Aycock, Nancy Holt, and Jennifer Bartlett. Curated by Jennie Klein, Ph.D., School of Art Associate Professor
Susan Rothenberg (b. 1945) Pinks (2) (from Pinks Series of 2), 1980 Woodcut and monotype Collection Kennedy Museum of Art Purchased with the aid of funds from the NEA
September 7, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Bringing together the work of three artists from the Kennedy Museum of Art Permanent Collections, Kenji Kawano, A.J Meek, and Frederick Schreiber, this exhibition features black and white photography inspired by the artists’ observations and experiences, as well as their need to call attention to notions of visibility—whether those be through an analysis of the world around us, or capturing those who have been forgotten.
A. J. Meek (b. 1941) Mr. Wilron Pryor with Cat, Rosedale, LA, 1984 Gelatin silver print Collection Kennedy Museum of Art Gift of the artist
Teec Nos Pos: Navajo Weavings from Kennedy Museum of Art Collection
May 4 – September 28, 2012
This exhibition highlights the bold geometric design of Teec Nos Pos weavings from the Museum's collection. Teec Nos Pos, a Navajo community in northeastern Arizona, means "Ring of Cottonwood Trees."
Unknown Weaver Germantown Outline Rug c. 1930-40 Collection Kennedy Museum of Art
Butterflies in Our Midst
April 27 – September 9, 2012
Opening Reception: April 27, 6 – 8 PM
A family-friendly exhibition that features diverse collections showcasing butterflies, ranging from collections of Kennedy Museum of Art and Huntington Museum of Art, to specimens from Ohio University's Zoology Museum, and butterfly-inspired artwork of over eighty community artists. Butterfly imagery is to be found in jewelry, weaving, prints, photography, painting, ceramics, and collages.Visitors are invited to make an origami butterfly and either take it home or leave it to be included in an ongoing collaborative installation in the gallery. During the opening reception, origami artists Anne Roberts and Monica Salisbury will present butterfly origami folding techniques.
Alexander Calder, Two Butterflies, 1974 Collection Kennedy Museum of Art
Blooms & Butterflies
March 10 – September 3, 2012
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Wings: Butterfly Origami and Specimen
May 1 – June 29, 2012
Athens Public Library, Athens, Ohio
Beautiful Butterflies and Botanicals
Selections from the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections
April 15 – August 31, 2012
Alden Library, 5th floor, Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University
Butterflies by Athens High School Students
April 27 – September 9, 2012
The Tower Lounge, Kennedy Museum of Art, The Ridges
Women Artists in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collections - Part I
December 16, 2011 – August 5, 2012
The three-part exhibition Women Artists in the KMA Collection will highlight paintings, prints, and 3-D work made by women artists in the 20th century. Part I will explore the work of women artists who began their career prior to the feminist movement in art in the 1970s. The work included in Part I is for the most part abstract and in the form of paintings, drawings and prints. This exhibition will place these artists within the larger art world context in which they worked, exploring the relationship between gender, art making, and abstraction.
Helen Gerardia, Lunar Circuit 1 Collection Kennedy Museum of Art
Sha Sha Higby: Costumes and Drawings
April 20 – August 12, 2012 — NOW OPEN
Opening Reception: April 26, 8 – 9:30 PM
This exhibition presents sculptural costumes and drawings by international performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby, who is known for her evocative and haunting performances using the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture she meticulously creates herself and moves within. Elaborate sculptural costume, dance, and puppetry explore magic and emotion, creating an atmospheric world within the borders between death and life. (see event flier)
Sha Sha Higby, Glass Cloud Mixed media performance costume
Ceramics from the Frederick & Kazuko Harris Library Collection
April 27 – August 26, 2012
Opening Reception: April 27, 6 – 8 PM
This exhibition features a selection of ceramic vessels and sculptural works from the Ohio University Alden Library Frederick & Kazuko Harris Collection. The collection, named for the donor and artist who compiled it, is composed of fine arts books, master watercolors, ink drawings and personal sketchbooks, and also includes artwork Dr. Harris assembled by other artists in a range of media, from delicate rare ceramics to works on paper.
Plate, Late Edo Period, Stoneware Frederick & Kazuko Harris Library Collection Ohio University
Selected Navajo Pictorial Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection
April 27 – August 26, 2012
Opening Reception: April 27, 6 – 8 PM
This exhibition presents a small selection of Navajo pictorial weavings from the Museum's collection and provides a glimpse into the development of this style of weaving.
Laura Nez, Pictorial Wall Hanging, Navajo, c. 1990 Collection Kennedy Museum of Art
2012 Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition
December 16, 2011 - April 15, 2012
Reception January 6, 2012, 6 – 8 PM
During this special year of celebrating the 75th College of Fine Arts anniversary, the biennial Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition features works by School of Art teaching, Emeriti and retired faculty. The presented artwork mediums range from painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, and photography to graphic design, drawing, and new media like video and installation art.
Karen Nulf, Mexico/Sun Suite: 2 Boats, 2006
November 18, 2011 - April 8, 2012
This exhibition highlights works recently purchased by Kennedy Museum of Art or donated by private collectors over the last three years. These works were accessioned into the collection for their uniqueness, intrinsic beauty and profoundly expressive qualities. Fourteen artists are represented through prints, photographs and ceramics, and include Harvey Breverman, Sidney Chafetz, Josh Copus, Stephen Houseknecht, Matthew Hyleck, James Laker, Lindsay Oesterritter, Allegra Marquart, Chunwoo Nam, Charles Roth, Hyeyoung Shin, Brenda Stynes, Evan Summer, SunKoo Yuh.
Charles Roth, Untitled, 1974 Collection Kennedy Museum of Art
Emerging Artists: High School Photography Exhibition
January 19 – April 8, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday, January 19 5 – 7 PM
Featuring photographs by students from Athens High School, instructed by Martie Rector, and Federal Hocking High School, instructed by Sonja Coble and Ellen Hadley.
Callie Blazier, Untitled, 2011, Athens High School (left) Sarah Keirns, Peek-a-boo, 2011, Federal Hocking high School (right)
Photographic Images: A Local to Global Perspective on Critical Issues Affecting Our Planet and its People
July 22 through December 22, 2011
Organized by the Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, this exhibition features images of conflict zones where peace building initiatives are being developed and supported by the Center, and is on display in collaboration with the 2011 Global Institute Conference at Ohio University August 2 - 4, 2011.
Antigua, Guatemala (photo by Jennifer Combs Batton)
Jim Dine: Sculptures and Large Prints
July 8 - November 27, 2011
Opening Reception: July 7, 2011
Jim Dine: Sculptures and Lare Prints Kennedy Museum of Art has the privilege of showing the work of internationally recognized pop artist and Ohio native, Jim Dine. The exhibition, which is Dine's first in Athens since his 1957 graduation from Ohio University, is a celebration kick-off event of the 75th anniversary of the College of Fine Arts. Mr. Dine's work has been prominently displayed in venues spanning the globe including Tokyo, New York, and Paris. The exhibition, originated at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids (MI), will include 12 sculptures and 20 prints that explore Dine's celebrated themes of the Venus, the hearts, the tools, and most recently, Pinocchio. A public talk with Jim Dine and Meijer Gardens curator, Joseph Becherer, will be held November 3, 2011 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase a full color catalogue of Jim Dine's sculptural work during the exhibition.
Crooksville Exempted Village Schools Art Auction Exhibition
August 19 through November 7, 2011
In collaboration with The Patton College of Education and Human Services, this exhibition features artwork from students in grades K – 12 in the Crooksville Exempted Village Schools. An auction will be held on November 7th.
Buttress, by DeWitt Godfrey Outdoor Installation
May 2010 - September 2011
Initially trained as an architect, artist DeWitt Godfrey explores the space between seriality and singularity, tension and dependence through a site-specific installation titled Buttress for Kennedy Museum of Art. The work is comprised of arranged tubes, made of Core-ten steel and bolts. This outdoor installation will be on view for one year.
Lloyd Moore: Without Pretense is a tribute exhibition to the life and creativity of the late artist Lloyd Moore (1931 – 2010). This exhibition highlights themes Moore depicted in his photographs, including works from his living room and jail series, obituary collages, and portraits of people from Lawrence County, Ohio.
Works by artists Corinne Botz, Mat Collishaw, Agnès Geoffray, Laura Larson, Hirsch Perlman, Adam Putnam, Dana Sherwood and Victor Vázquez present a world of reality that is questioned, performed and at times embellished.
Wedding to the Mountains by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens.
January 14, 2010 - April 3, 2011
Artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens vowed to inspire deeper devotion to the Appalachian Mountains during their environment-based wedding performance held at Ohio University in November 2010. This installation showcases the wedding documentation and ceremonial objects designed and used by the artists during that symbolic ceremony.
A selection of works from the Museum permanent collection by Harvey Breverman, Ohio University Alumnus (1960), calls attention to Brevermanâs mastery of the printmaking medium. Using a wide range of techniques such as lithography, woodcut, intaglio, silkscreen and engraving, Breverman captures personalities of artists (Jim Dine), poets (Allen Ginsberg), writers (Samuel Beckett) and literary critics (Dwight Macdonald). This exhibition will connect the artwork as well as the collection of the artistâs papers, personal letters and publications.
Artist gallery talk: September 30, 5 â 6 PM
Closing reception: September 30, 6 â 8 PM
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Photography exhibition by Chris Payne August 27, 2010 â December 30, 2010
This photographic exhibition presents images of abandoned buildings of state mental hospitals built during the 19th century across the United States. Over a period of six years, photographer Chris Payne visited over seventy institutions in thirty states, including the Athens, Ohio State Hospital, creating a haunting yet exquisite visual documentary of the architectural decay and the people who once occupied these buildings.
Visiting Artist Gallery Talk:
October 21st, 2010 6 - 7 pm
Location: Ridges Auditorium, directly across from Kennedy Museum of Art
Reception: October 21st, 2010 7 - 8 pm
Location: Kennedy Museum of Art
Sky Imagery in Selected Sandpainting Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection
January 26 â July 25, 2010
Perhaps the most unique feature of the Kennedy collection is the series of Navajo sandpainting textiles that Edwin Kennedy commissioned with the assistance of Red Rock Trading Post owners Troy and Edith Kennedy over nearly four decades. These weavings reflect sandpainting designs used in six traditional ceremonial healing practices: Beautyway, Waterway, Bead Chant, Great Star Chant, Hailway, and Coyoteway. It is, by all accounts, the largest single collection of sandpainting textiles in existence.
Circle of Cottonwoods: Selected Teec Nos Pos Weavings from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection
January 26- July 25, 2010
Many regional styles came out of the trading post system, but the Teec Nos Pos style (from the Teec Nos Pos canyon region in the Four Corners area of the American Southwest) is one of the most recognizable in its visual complexity and unique motif characteristics. Characterized by symmetrical and elaborate central designs surrounded by complex borders, the Classic Period of this style (1925 â 1945) produced many large weavings that were popular as floor coverings for homes in the northeastern part of the United States.
The Ridges: Remodeled and Restored,
Selection of Architectural Drawings from 1923 â 1951 April 9 â August 15, 2010
This exhibition features 18 architectural drawings that archive the preservation and maintenance of the Ridges buildings, known as the Athens State Hospital. These highly detailed, hand-drafted plans are documentations of the architectural and engineering design methods used in the first half of the 20th century. Borrowed from the Ohio University planning office, the various technical drawings reveal the intricate craftsmanship, attention to detail and the meticulous process of renovation planning. Specifically, the blueprints in this exhibition depict the improvements to the tuberculosis cottage and infirmary, remodeling of the menâs and womenâs ward, exterior painting and repairs of entrance porch of the main administration buildings.
Sculptures and Drawings by SunKoo Yuh
April 9 â June 13, 2010
SunKoo Yuhâs multi-layered ceramic sculptures and ink drawings reflect his Korean roots, the Western influence and the mixed cultural impact created by both of these experiences. Whimsical, and sometimes serious, the works depict his intimate encounters with the everyday and concerns about our collective culture. SunKooâs towering hand-built and slip cast sculptures are presented with his drawings to illustrate the artistâs skill and varying techniques.
April 16 â May 23, 2010
The wearable art on display was created by women artists in the Athens area as part of the HerART Wearable Fashion Show to promote awareness of women's heart health.
DAVID HARP, Living on the Edge: Man, Nature and Chesapeake Bay
February 5 â April 11, 2010
Lecture: February 16, 2010 6 pm, Kennedy Museum of Art
Harp has dedicated a large part of his working life to photographing the people, animals and landscapes of Chesapeake Bay. The work illustrates the Bay's opposing opportunities, its joy and struggle, through images of the people, animals and landscape in the watershed.
Pascual Sisto: Right on Time February 26- March 12
Opening Reception: Feb. 26, 6-8pm Artist workshop: February 25 9:10 -12:00 and 1:10- 3:00
Workshop with Pascual Sisto on Green Screen and Post production techniques in video and film at the Aesthetic Technologies Lab with undergraduate and graduate students.
2010 Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition
January 8- March 21, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, January 8, 6-8PM
This biennial exhibition of original works by Ohio University School of Art Faculty presents artwork from a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, prints, photography, graphic design, drawing, and new media like video and installation art.
The Necessary Friction of the Machine by Dan Price
October 27, 2009 âJanuary 24, 2010
This exhibition was originally installed in Edwin Gallery, Hamtramck, Michigan where Dan Price worked with a group of unemployed, unionâaffiliated autoworkers from Detroit and the surrounding area. The sculptural work was created over the course of the exhibition. Â The installation points to the dignity of shared labor and highlights the problematic nature of the labor/management relationship.
Collections Collected: The University Collects and Athens Collects Miniatures
A Project by Mark Dion with Kennedy Museum of Art
September 24 â November 29, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6 â 8 PM
This collaborative project between Kennedy Museum of Art and Ohio University School of Art displays collections of objects from selected Ohio University departmental collections and collections of miniatures and small objects from the Athens community in unusual ways that inspire new views of familiar, and not so familiar, objects.
Art of the Zuni Abridged Exhibition
Through January 10, 2010
This abridged exhibition draws from the larger exhibition âArt of the Zuniâ which displayed examples from the full range of twentieth century Zuni jewelry making and stone carving. Old Masters, Modern Masters, and their descendants are represented, emphasizing the continuity of important cultural practices. The exhibit is drawn from the over 600 Zuni jewelry items that museum namesake Edwin Kennedy began collecting in 1954.
July 10 through October 18, 2009
Visitors have an opportunity to view the newest pieces in the Museumâs collection, including ceramics, Native American pottery, paintings and photographs.