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Zuni Fetish Carvings

December 19, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Drawn from the Museum’s collection, this exhibition showcases Zuni animal carvings, often believed to house the spirit of the animal they represent. A fetish is an object, natural or hand made, that is believed to possess a greater power than just the object itself. Animal fetishes have long been part of Zuni culture made in home-base-workshops where each family member is assigned an important and specialized role in production of jewelry-making and stone carving.


Color: Geometric Variations
Prints of Sheldon Berlyn

January 7 – April 19, 2015

Featuring a selection of prints by Sheldon Berlyn who was influenced by the principles of color theory in the work of artists Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers. During a productive period between 1970 and 1980, Berlyn experimented with color and geometric shapes. Using rectilinear shapes, Berlyn’s choice of hue, intensity and value produced illusions of projecting and receding planes. The works in this exhibition speak of the artist’s choice of physiological and psychological principles of color to evoke ocular vibration and afterimage.


Navajo Wearing Blankets

January 16 – April 4, 2015

This exhibition explores Navajo wearing blankets from the Museum’s collection, dating from the early 20th century to late 19th century. By the early 1800s Navajo blankets were valuable trade items, and for this reason became known as “Chief blankets.” Navajo wearing blankets are categorized into phases, according to their design elements and when they were woven. With many variations within the phases, wearing blankets are wider than they are long, and were worn over the shoulder by both men and women.


American Art Glass: 1970 – 1990

January 30 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition presents a selection of influential contemporary glass artists who made sculptures outside of the factory setting. Making one-of-a-kind objects during the American Studio Glass Movement, these artists were among the first to use molted glass in their private studios. In 1962 Harvey Littleton, known as the Father of The Studio Glass Movement, organized two workshops at Toledo Museum of Art and introduced a prototype studio furnace, which opened up new possibilities for artists using glass. Drawn from the collections of Huntington Museum of Art and Kennedy Museum of Art, the exhibition includes works by artists Dale Chihuly, Michael Cohn, Jon Kuhn, Michael Glancy, Howard Ben Tre, John Kuhn, Mary Shaffer, Jon Kuhn, Robert Kehlmann, Stephen Dee Edwards, Marvin Lipofsky, Concentta Mason, Toots Zynsky, Don Shepherd, Henry Halem, and Robert Willson.

Opening Reception: January 30, 6-8 PM


Emerging Artists: High School Photography Exhibition

March 19 – May 31, 2015

Kennedy Museum of Art, 2nd floor


Museum Studies Exhibition

April 17 – August 30, 2015