Merging Concepts VIII: Connections, Rememb...
April 21, 2022
APRIL 22 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2022
Students enrolled in the 2021-22 Museum Studies Certificate Program are pleased to present an exhibition titled Connections, Remembered, which will be featured at Kennedy Museum of Art from April 22 through September 4, 2022. 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
The Van Gogh Affect
September 8, 2021
Sept. 24, 2021 - March 27, 2022
The Van Gogh Affect is an exhibition of work by award-winning photographers Lynn Johnson and Patricia Lanza, addressing the artist Vincent Van Gogh’s profound and ever-present influence on contemporary perceptions of the world. Simultaneously contemplating and reaffirming Van Gogh’s resounding posthumous influence over art and culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, Johnson and Lanza offer evocative insight into the artist’s uniquely sensitive lived experience of place and light.
August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021 - March 6, 2022
LACUNA is an intermedia collaboration between Mateo Galvano, a multimedia conceptual artist, and C. David Russell, whose practice includes performing objects as well as scenic and costume design for theater. The installation features sculptures, moving images, and an audio soundscape. At the heart of the exhibition is a film featuring a stop-motion animated Bramble Puppet made of sticks. A language of formal abstraction is used to tell a story about the creative process.
Pattern and Disruption: Diné Lifeways and ...
June 27, 2021
Feb. 1 - July 18, 2021, by appointment.
Sally Fowler, Bob Klein and Henry Fowler
Drawing from the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection, this exhibition explores Diné (Navajo) weaving design from the perspective of their traditions and beliefs, and how fundamental mathematical ideas are also embedded in the designs.
Perceive with Caution: Merging Concepts VI...
April 1, 2021
April 16 – September 5, 2021
This exhibition was developed, curated, designed, and installed by students in the Museum Studies Certificate Program. Viewers are offered the opportunity to reflect on their own understanding about what it means to be human, as they interact with objects carefully crafted by the hands of artists or collected and preserved from the natural world that offer us a varied perspective on our own lives. The collection demonstrates that the ways in which we interpret and portray the world reflect our understanding of the human condition.
Legacy: Don Adleta and Karen Nulf, 60 yea...
February 1, 2021
Feb. 1 - March 28, 2021, by appointment.
Legacy chronicles the contributions of graphic design professors Don Adleta and Karen Nulf’s 60 years of combined teaching and creative ventures at Ohio University.
– Janus – There's More To What You See
April 23, 2020
This is the sixth in the series of annual Museum Studies Certificate exhibitions known as Merging Concepts. The program is trans-disciplinary as students represent a wide range of disciplines across the Ohio University Athens campus. Unlike in previous years, this is a virtual website-based exhibition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Picture the World: Burhan Doğançay as Phot...
January 10, 2020
West Galleries A prolific artist who spent most of his artistic career in New York, Burhan Doğançay (1929-2013) rose to fame through his abstract “...
Recent Acquisitions: Storytelling Through ...
September 20, 2019
West Galleries Curated by Katherine Hammond, Ph.D. An exhibition focusing on new acquisitions Kennedy Museum has made in recent years, including...
Reflective Objects: Collectors and Their C...
August 30, 2019
East Galleries Co-curated by Jessica Cyders, Executive Director of the Southeast Ohio History Center, and Stacey Lavender, Special Collections Libr...
Selections from the Collection
May 17, 2019
East Galleries A variety of artwork selected from the museum collection, focusing on larger scale paintings and prints, and featuring many works th...
Merging Concepts V
April 17, 2019
West Galleries Merging Concepts is an annual exhibition created by the students in the Museum Studies Certificate program for their practicum proje...
Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Expl...
April 12, 2019
The Konneker Gallery, 2nd Floor The exhibit imagines a multi-sensory passage through an Appalachian corridor. Visual culture from folklore and bota...
Emerging Artists High School Photography E...
March 21, 2019
An annual exhibition showcasing photography by students from Southeast Ohio regional high schools juried for the first time by Ohio University professors Laura Larson, School of Art + Design, and Gary Kirksey, School of Visual Communications.
The Absence of the Syrian Artist
February 4, 2019
2nd Floor Gallery Presentation & Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5:30 – 7 pm. The Absence of the Syrian Artist is a visual art installation...