Current Exhibitions >
Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions
Traveling Exhibitions
Online Exhibitions
Jim Dine

Calendar of Events

Current Exhibitions

Earth Stories

Part 1: April 24 – September 6, 2015

Part 2: June 19 – September 6, 2015

Earth Stories is a collection of 24 extraordinary works by Studio Art quilt Associates’ (SAQA) studio artists in celebration of SAQA’s 25th anniversary. Each artist was asked to select a project they believe in and create a work of art embodying the positive, non-political goals of the project. Some of the artworks celebrate the quiet beauty of nature while others look at how human influences and technology are shaping the earth’s future. The works were selected by juror Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, of Ohio. Dr. Mazloomi is an artist, author, historian, and curator and is acknowledged as one of the most influential African American quilt historians in the United States.

Maya Chaimovich, A Source of Life in the Dead Sea

Emerging Artists: High School Photography Exhibition

March 19 – May 31, 2015

Kennedy Museum of Art, 2nd floor


Museum Studies Exhibition

April 17 – September 13, 2015


The Bridge Club
The Trailer

on view during on campus performance

The Bridge Club is a collective consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. The Trailer is a mobile installation and touring series of live performances centered around and inside of a vintage camping trailer and addresses simultaneous and conflicting desires for adventure and security, experience and memory.

School of Art + Design presents:
The Bridge Club: The Trailer in Athens, Ohio

Thursday, April 23, 1:30 PM
Artists lecture: The Trailer
Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall

Thursday, April 23, 4-6 PM
Archiving Session
Seigfred Hall lower parking lot
near Coss Street

Friday, April 24, 6 PM
Performance: Dirty Little
Seigfred Hall lower parking lot
near Coss Street

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013

The Bridge Club, The Trailer, 2013

American Studio Art Glass
1970 – 1990

January 30 - June 28, 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: February 6, 6-8 PM

Toots Zynsky, The Exotic Birds, American Dream Series, 1985

Toots Zynsky,
The Exotic Birds,
American Dream Series,

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.

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM

Stewart Quandelacy, Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006

Stewart Quandelacy,
Zuni Fetish Bear Carving, 2006