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Recent Acquisitions 

Recent Acquisitions 

MARCH 25 - DECEMBER 4, 2022

The Kennedy Museum of Art (KMA) collections committee accepted over 50 new works into the permanent collection in 2022. A sampling of these artworks, including photography by Christopher Payne and retired professor Laura Larson, prints by Burhan Dogançay, a sculpture by Anne Culbert, and numerous ceramic works donated by Professor Emeritus Joe Bova and the International Academy of Ceramicsare featured in the Recent Acquisitions exhibition.

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Night Skies: Navajo Textiles Depicting Sandpaintings

Night Skies: Navajo Textiles Depicting Sandpaintings

MARCH 25 - DECEMBER 4, 2022

Night Skies features twelve weavings from Kennedy Museum of Art’s (KMA) Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection (SWNA). The weavings replicate imagery similar to that of sandpaintings created during traditional ceremonial practices of the Navajo (Diné) people. Called “chants,” “sings,” or “ways,” ceremonies are held for a variety of reasons, including restoration of harmony and balance. It is important to note that the sandpainting weavings are not ceremonial objects and carry neither the meaning nor the healing power that ceremonial drypaintings hold.

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Representation of Women in KMA Collections

Representation of Women in KMA Collections

MARCH 25 - DECEMBER 4, 2022

Representation of Women in KMA Collections is a student generated exhibition developed by Kennedy Museum of Art education interns. This project began in spring 2021 as an online curatorial initiative for the Museum Experiences Blog called “KMA Picks.” The main theme of the exhibition emerged as student interns Madeline Kramer and Tristen Luken combed through thousands of images of art in the Museum’s collections and were drawn to a range of works representing women and the female form.

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Merging Concepts VIII: Connections, Remembered

Merging Concepts VIII: Connections, Remembered

APRIL 22 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Students enrolled in the 2021-22 Museum Studies Certificate Program are pleased to present an exhibition titled Connections, Remembered. This is the eighth annual exhibition of the Kennedy’s Merging Concepts Series. Inspired by primary objects and documents on loan from the Ohio University Libraries, the exhibition explores the big idea “The very vehicles through which we strengthen intimate bonds leave marks that shape the future.” The big idea or concept is supported by additional objects and documents from the collections of the program’s partners.

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Visual Literacy Gallery

Ongoing

The objects in this gallery have been specifically selected by Curator of Education Sally Delgado and Educational Programs Coordinator Lisa Quinn to stimulate conversations on visual literacy and how we create meaning, both individually and collectively, from visual images.

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Recent Acquisitions

MARCH 25 - DECEMBER 4, 2022

The Kennedy Museum of Art (KMA) collections committee accepted over 50 new works into the permanent collection in 2022. A sampling of these artworks, including photography by Christopher Payne and retired professor Laura Larson, prints by Burhan Dogançay, a sculpture by Anne Culbert, and numerous ceramic works donated by Professor Emeritus Joe Bova and the International Academy of Ceramics, are featured in the Recent Acquisitions exhibition.

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Night Skies: Navajo Textiles Depicting Sandpaintings

MARCH 25 - DECEMBER 4, 2022

Night Skies features twelve weavings from Kennedy Museum of Art’s (KMA) Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection (SWNA). The weavings replicate imagery similar to that of sandpaintings created during traditional ceremonial practices of the Navajo (Diné) people. Called “chants,” “sings,” or “ways,” ceremonies are held for a variety of reasons, including restoration of harmony and balance. It is important to note that the sandpainting weavings are not ceremonial objects and carry neither the meaning nor the healing power that ceremonial drypaintings hold.

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