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Art Encounters: Feltmaking

Saturday, December 7, 2013
1:30 to 3 pm

Art classes for children. Learn the technique of feltmaking and create your own holiday ornament, using materials like those seen in the Navajo Saddle Blankets exhibition. Ages 10 and up, and 9 and under accompanied by an adult. $20 fee, $30 for child/adult pair, pre-registration required. Download registration form.


Native American Jewelry Sale

December 5, 6, 7, 8, 2013
1st floor

Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum and Good Girl Jewelry


Homeschool Program: Printmaking

Friday, November 22, 2013
10 am to Noon

Tour of The Print Collection exhibition and related studio activity especially designed for home-schooled students. Activities will be divided into ages 10 and up, and 9 and under accompanied by an adult. Free, pre-registration required by Nov. 15: quinnl@ohio.edu/740.593.0953


Reductive Linoleum Block Printing

Sunday, Saturday, Sunday, November 17, 23 and 24, 2013
2 to 4 pm

Workshop for adults and teens. Create a reductive color linoleum block print incorporating image and text inspired by the Museum's printmaking exhibitions. $90 fee, pre-registration required. Download registration form.


Art Encounters: Papermaking

Saturday, November 16, 2013
1:30 to 3 pm

Art classes for children. Learn the process of handmade papermaking inspired by the works on paper in The Print Collection exhibition. Ages 5 and up. Activities will be divided by age. $20 fee, pre-registration required. Download registration form.


Lecture: "The Art and History of Collaboration"

Thursday, November 14, 2013
6 to 7 pm

David Keister, Professor or Art and Design/Curator of Prints and Drawings, Grand Valley State University

2nd floor


Inside/Outside: Art Talks

Thursday, November 7, 2013
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Mary Manusos, Professor Emerita, School of Art, Ohio University

2nd floor
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum


The Magic of Stone Lithography: Printmaking

Saturday, November 2, 2013
2 to 4 pm

Process Demo with Misty Morrison and Sarah Dahlinger, Graduate Printmaking

This studio demonstration will explore the basic principles of stone lithography, a 217 year-old printmaking process. Referencing works seen in the Kennedy Museum of Art fall exhibitions, the workshop will demonstrate every step from the preparation of the limestone to the final printing of the image.

School of Art, Seigfred Hall Room 202: Lithography Shop
Pre-registration required by Oct. 30: delgado@ohio.edu or 740.593.0953. Download registration form.


Noon Talk

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:10 to 12:50

Joey Behrens, 2013-14 Anthony Trisolini Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Joey Behrens will speak about her work dealing with the home, the body, and our sense of place.
2nd floor KMA


Art Encounters: Serigraph Printmaking

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Postponed until 2014
1:30 to 3 pm

Art classes for children. Create an edition of prints using the silkscreening technique seen in The Print Collection exhibition. Ages 5 and up. Activities will be divided by age. $20 fee, pre-registration required. Download registration form.


Homeschool Program: Navajo Weaving

Friday, October 18, 2013
10 am to Noon

Tour of the Navajo Saddle Blanket exhibition and related studio activity especially designed for home-schooled students. Activities will be divided into ages 10 and up, and 9 and under accompanied by an adult. Free, pre-registration required by Oct. 11: quinnl@ohio.edu/740.593.0953


Noon Talk

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:10 to 12:50 pm

Professors Emeriti of Art Abner Jonas and Mary Manusos

The Print Collection: A discussion of some of the works in the exhibition including content and process, and the culture of the time at the university and in the art world.
1st floor galleries


Inside/Outside: Art Talks

Thursday, October 3, 2013
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Steve Richter, Comic Book Author and Illustrator

2nd floor
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum


Community Family Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013
2 to 4 pm

Free gallery and studio activities for all ages!


Fall Parents Weekend Gallery Tours with museum student staff

Saturday, September 21, 2013
1-2 pm


Curator Walk & Talk with Director Edward E. Pauley
A Space in Time: Works by Donald Roberts

Friday, September 20, 2013
5-6 pm

Opening Reception
6-8 pm


Emerging Artists: High School Photography Exhibition
Nelsonville-York High School

Thursday, March 21
5 – 7 pm reception

Christine Demler Brown Center for Art Gallery


Workshop with Sandy Plunkett: Rendering for Comics

Saturday, March 16
1 – 3 pm

$45/workshop (includes materials)
Teens and Adults

Free for OU students with pre-registration funded by Arts for Ohio

Introduction to traditional methods of rendering for comic strips and comic books using India ink. Tools will include dip pen nibs, markers and brush with attention paid to rendering for good reproduction.

Registration deadline: March 8
Maximum 15 students per workshop. Priority registration will be given to OU students. Workshops take place at Kennedy Museum of Art, located on The Ridges.
Download Registration Form


Members Program: Coffee with the Director

Thursday, March 14
3:30 – 4:30 pm

The Tower Lounge


Noon Talk: Gallery Q & A with Sandy Plunkett

Wednesday, March 13
12:10 – 12:50 pm


Inside/Outside Art Talk
Karen Nulf, Professor Emerita, Graphic Design, School of Art, Ohio University

Thursday, March 7
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum


WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & ADULTS:
Linoleum Block Printing: Multiple Colors

Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Feb. 28, March 14 & 28, April 18 & 25

Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill
Registration fee: $100 (materials are included)

Linoleum block printing is an exciting process that yields beautiful results and can be easily printed at home with little set-up. During this workshop open to teens and adults, students will create prints that incorporate multiple blocks and colors. Students learn carving methods, registration techniques, press operation, and the hand-printing process. Class time will be dedicated to demonstrations of techniques, and ample working time with one-on-one instruction. Students leave this workshop with unique prints and blocks from which to continue printing at home.

Minimum number of registrants: 8; Maximum: 14
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 18
Download Registration Form


Art Encounters: Figurative Sculpture

Saturday, February 23
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Note: this is a 2-hour class
Grades K – 6
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

Get your hands dirty using real plaster to create sculptures of people and animals. Explore the Figurations exhibition for inspiration before trying your hand at building and sculpting your own small figure out of plaster strips and tinfoil. Everyone leaves this workshop with his or her very own hand-built figurine.

Minimum number of registrants: 10; Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 11
Download Registration Form


“Black Comic Book Superheroes”

Thursday, February 21
6 – 7 pm

Lecture by Dr. Michael Gillespie, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, School of Film, and Department of African American Studies at Ohio University


Art Encounters: Painting with Stencils & Stamps: Scenes from the Bike Path

Saturday, February 16
1:30 – 3 pm

Grades K – 6
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)
Instructor: Rachel Clark

After viewing the exhibition Reflections: Works by Will Barnet, young artists will use stencils and stamps to create unique paintings of people interacting with the flora and fauna of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway.

Minimum number of registrants: 10; Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 4
Download Registration Form


Members Program: Coffee with the Director

Thursday, February 14
3:30 – 4:30 pm

The Tower Lounge


Noon Talk: Metaphysics of Making/John Sabraw & Students

Wednesday, February 13
12:10 – 12:50 pm

Christine Demler Brown Center for Art Gallery


FRAME YOUR SIB! Sibs Weekend @ KMA

Saturday, February 9
1 – 3 pm

Visit the exhibition FANTASTIC! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett and frame yourself as a superhero.
$5/frame & photo
Admission to the Museum is free all weekend.


Art Encounters: Patterns on Tooling Foil

Saturday, February 2
1:30 – 3 pm

Grades K – 6
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

Learn the art of working with tooling foil while making patterns inspired by the Multi-pattern Navajo Weavings and Navajo Germantown Samplers exhibits on display in our galleries. Get the chance to tour the galleries, and then enter the classroom to make impressions into aluminum and apply color to its silvery surface. Each participant will go home with an original, luminous and dynamic work of art.

Minimum number of registrants: 10; Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 21
Download Registration Form


Guest Curator Walk & Talk with the exhibition FANTASTIC! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett.

Friday, January 25
5 – 6 pm

Dave Filipi, Wexner Center for the Arts Director of Film/Video.


Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett
Opening Reception

Friday, January 25, 2013
Reception: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy some 50 works of the exhibition tracing Sandy Plunkett’s career from his early days within the industry to more recent commercial and independent works that display his highly fluid, often romantic stylization. Guest Curator: Dave Filipi, Waxner Center for the Arts, Director of Film/Video.
Presented by Kennedy Museum of Art.


Metaphysics of Making

November 30 – March 3, 2013
Reception: November 30, 4 – 6pm

This exhibition features student's work in ART 3900, "Metaphysics of Making" instructed by John Sabraw, Associate Professor of Art, Ohio University School of Art.

Through collective discussion and individual research the students have broadly examined the definitions of metaphysics as well as consider the various relationships between space and time, physical perception versus mental or emotional perception, understanding of reality, identity, states of dreaming and memory, pre-determinism, free will, the apocalypse, and quantum physics.


Art Encounters: Relief Styrofoam Prints

Saturday, December 8
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

K – 3rd grade 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)

Learn the art of relief printmaking in this fun hands-on workshop inspired by the prints of Jennifer Bartlett, on view in the galleries. Participants will venture through the galleries to look at the work of some of the greatest American female artists of our time, and then enter the studio to make some original work of their own. Everyone will get the chance to try printmaking by drawing into Styrofoam, inking it up, and printing it onto paper.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 29


Semi-Annual Native American Jewelry Show and Sale

Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9

Thursday, December 6, 10am – 6pm
Friday, December 7, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, December 8, 10am – 6pm
Sunday December 9, 12pm – 4pm

Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum and Good Girl Jewelry


Art Encounters: Diptych Painting

Saturday, December 1
Instructor: Katrina Stolarski

K – 3rd grade 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)

While exploring the works of art in the Women Artists II exhibition, we will discuss ways artists can animate an image, bringing life, rhythm, and movement to an object or thing. Using a fun painting method with oil pastels, students willcreate a diptych to express one idea in two different moods.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Wed. Nov. 21
Download a Registration Form


Art Encounters: Distant Landscapes

Saturday, November 17
Instructor: Katrina Stolarski

K – 3rd grade 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)

Using works of art on display by Fred Schreiber and Bernarda Shahn as a starting point, students will create their own landscape pieces. Students will learn how to portray the illusion of depth and space through the use of a value scale, or grayscale.

Grades K-3rd will practice drawing and collage techniques using a range of black, white, and gray paper. Grades 4th-6th will utilize charcoal drawings methods as well as a gesso glazing technique to produce a wonderful atmospheric effect.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 8
Download a Registration Form


Noon Talk
Alana Bowman Kidder and Barbara Jewell, Student Curators: “Feminist Egg Over Athens: the Local Connections”
In conjunction with the exhibition Women Artists II

Wednesday, November 14
12:10 – 12:50 pm

2nd floor, KMA + exhibition galleries


Coffee with the Director
Members Program
Topic TBA

Thursday, November 8
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Tower Lounge


Noon Talk
Terry Eiler, Director, School of Visual Communication: “From Reality to Gestalt Abstraction”
In conjunction with the exhibition Contemplative Cameras

Wednesday, November 7
12:10 – 12:50 pm

2nd floor, KMA + exhibition galleries


Art Encounters: Dioramas

Saturday, November 3
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

K – 3rd grade 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)

Create the illusion of space in your very own diorama to take home inspired by the sculpture in the Women Artists II exhibit on display in the Museum. After discussing the work of Anne Culbert, get the chance to try your hand at making a scene from your imagination using all kinds of exciting materials with which to build and embellish.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Thurs. Oct. 25
Download a Registration Form


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Thursday, November 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Gail Berenson, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Piano, School of Music, Ohio University.
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum.


Noon Talk
Bill Schneider, Associate Professor, School of Visual Communication: “Influences on the Photographs of Schreiber, Meek, and Kawano”
In conjunction with the exhibition Contemplative Cameras

Wednesday, October 31
12:10 – 12:50 pm

2nd floor, KMA + exhibition galleries


Art Encounters: Linoleum Block Printing
For teens and adults (ages 15 and above)

Thursdays: Oct. 25, Nov. 15 & 29, Dec. 6 & 13
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

Registration fee (materials are included):
$100/5 sessions ($90/Museum members)

Linoleum block printing is anexciting process that yields beautiful results and can be easily printed athome with little set-up. During this workshop open to teens (15 and older) and adults, students learn to transfer an image to a block, use tools to carve,operate a press, and print by hand. Class time will be dedicated to demonstrations of techniques, and ample working time with one-on-one instruction. Students leave this workshop with unique prints and blocks from which to continue printing at home.

Minimum number of registrants: 9 Maximum: 12
Registration Deadline: Wed. Oct. 17
Download a Registration Form


Art Encounters: Patterns on Tooling Foil

Saturday, October 20
Instructor: Elizabeth Ferrill

K – 3rd grade 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm
$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)

Learn the art of working withtooling foil while making patterns inspired by the Multi-pattern Navajo Weavings and Navajo Germantown Samplers exhibits on display in the Museum. Get the chance to tour the galleries, and then enter the classroom to make impressions into aluminum and apply color to its silvery surface. Each participant will go home with an original, luminous and dynamic work of art.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Thurs. Oct. 11
Download a Registration Form


Accreditation Celebration Open House

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We're accredited! Help us celebrate by stopping in for free donuts and cider, Ridges Cafe specials 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., behind-the-scenes tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and a Celebration Party 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Coffee with the Director
Members Program
“Now Let Me See: Looking at Art”

Thursday, October 11
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Tower Lounge


Noon Talk
Dr. Judith Grant, Chair, Dept. of Political Science: “Second Wave Feminism”
In conjunction with the exhibition Women Artists II

Wednesday, October 10
12:10 – 12:50 pm

2nd floor, KMA


Art Encounters: Portrait Detectives

Saturday, October 6
Instructor: Katrina Stolarski
K – 3rd grade: 1 – 2:30 pm
4th – 6th grade 3:30 – 5 pm

$20 ($18/members at Household level or above)
The photographs of A.J. Meek and Kenji Kawano in the exhibition Contemplative Cameras showcase compelling portraits of a people, culture, and history. Acting as art detectives, we can form a description about theperson behind the frame by examining the visual hints, clues, and props thephotographer provides. Students will create their own fun self-portraits, using drawing techniques to create a personal narrative through images and symbols.

Minimum number of registrants: 10 Maximum: 20
Registration Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 27
Download a Registration Form


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Thursday, October 4, 2012
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Nate Thompson, Executive Director, The Athens Photographic Project
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum.


Fall Family Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free gallery and studio activities for all ages, 1-4 pm. Presented by Kennedy Museum of Art.


OU Parents Weekend Gallery Tours

Saturday, September 22
1 – 2 pm

Join OU student staff in thirty-minute tours that explore the artwork on exhibit.
Guided tours begin at 1 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2 pm.


Contemplative Cameras and Women Artists – Part II
Opening Reception

Friday, September 21, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a view of Permanent Collections photography by artists Kenji Kawano, A.J Meek, and Frederick Schreiber, Women Artists II Exhibition will showcase artwork from the Kennedy Museum of Art collection made by women after 1970s.


Night at the Museum

Sunday, May 13
7:30 pm

A performance showcasing OU School of Theater Senior Projects.


Spring Family Day @ KMA

Saturday, May 12
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Free gallery and studio activities for all ages. (see flier)


Current Exhibition Tours

Tuesdays – Fridays, March 26 – June 9
8 am – 5 pm

Class visits and group tours of exhibitions led by Ohio University student interns may be arranged with advanced notice. Call 740.593.0953 or email delgado@ohio.edu for more information or to schedule a tour.


Gallery Talk & Walk · cancelled

Wednesday, May 9
12:10-12:50 pm

Mateo Galvano
Join Mateo Galvano for lunch and a discussion of the exhibition Sha Sha Higby: Costumes and Drawings.


Native American Jewelry Sale

Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum and Good Girl Jewelry
Friday and Saturday, May 4 – 5
10 am – 6 pm


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Thursday, May 3
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Nicholas Bittner, Architect
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum


Butterflies In Our Midst Opening Reception

Friday, April 27, 2012
6 – 8 pm

Be the first to enjoy this diverse exhibition showcasing butterfly-inspired artwork found in jewelry, weaving, prints, photography, painting, ceramics, and collages. Origami artists Anne Roberts and Monica Salisbury will present butterfly origami folding techniques. Free and open to the public.


Artist Workshop Presentation: Sha Sha Higby: Moving Archetypal Image/ Wire Forms in Light

Thursday, April 26
7:30 – 8:00 PM

Kennedy Museum of Art


Artist Workshop - Part II: Sha Sha Higby: Moving Archetypal Image/ Wire Forms in Light

Thursday, April 26
5:10 – 7:30 PM

Kennedy Museum of Art, Christine Demler Brown Center for Arts

2-day workshop material fee: Free for Ohio University students, general public $20 (cash & check only). Space is limited, first-come, first-served basis.


Artist Workshop - Part I: Sha Sha Higby: Moving Archetypal Image/ Wire Forms in Light

Wednesday, April 25
5:10 – 9 PM

Kennedy Museum of Art, Christine Demler Brown Center for Arts

2-day workshop material fee: Free for Ohio University students, general public $20 (cash & check only). Space is limited, first-come, first-served basis.


Artist Performance: In Folds of Gold

Tuesday April 24
8 - 9:45 PM

Forum Theater, RTV Building

In this live performance, Sha Sha Higby will explore a whimsical journey of life, death, and rebirth. Using the manipulation of handcrafted materials, intricate props and exotic sculptural costumes, the performance is interwoven with aspects of puppetry and dance.


Artist lecture: Moving Archetypal Image: The Work of Sha Sha Higby

Monday, April 23
8 – 9:30 pm

Forum Theater, RTV Building

Cross-disciplinary artist Sha Sha Higby will introduce her relationship to movement and theater performance through images of hand-crafted costumes and masks.


Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition Reception

Friday, April 13
6 – 8 pm

As part of the College of Fine Arts 75th Anniversary Weekend, this reception features the biennial exhibition of original works by Ohio University School of Art faculty: teaching, Emeriti and retired.


Gallery Talk & Walk

Wednesday, April 11
12:10 – 12:50 pm

Ghosh, Assistant Professor, New Media, OU School of Art
Join Ghosh for lunch and a discussion about his work in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition.


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Thursday, April 5
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tanya Thompson, Artist
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum


Ohio University Press Book Launch:
Katherine Ziff’s Asylum on the Hill

Friday, March 30
5 – 7 pm

The official release of Asylum on the Hill, a work that reveals the history of the current site of Kennedy Museum and the stories of patients, families, politicians and caregivers. Ziff is a scholar of psychiatric history and asylums, a counselor, and an artist. For more information, visit ohioswallow.com


Gallery Walk with Student Curators

Thursday, March 29
6 – 7 pm

First year graduate Art History students Carolyn Hageman, Alana Kidder, and Phelicia Sommer share their experience working with guest curator Dr. Jennie Klein, Chair of Art History at the Ohio University School of Art, in a guided walk-through of the exhibition Women Artists in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collections - Part 1.


The Ridges Café Chat & Gallery Walk

Wednesday, March 7
12:10 – 12:50 pm

Jennie Klein, Chair, Art History, OU School of Art
Join Jennie Klein (Guest Curator, Women Artists in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collections - Part 1) for lunch and a walk through the exhibition. Optional boxed lunches available for advance purchase from The Ridges Café (call 593-0952 by Monday, March 5, to pre-order).


Art Encounters: Painting
Ages 5 – 12

Saturday, March 3
1:30 – 3 pm

$15 non-members; $10 members
Instructors: OU School of Art student interns and KMA staff
Pre-registration required: deadline February 24
This class is now full. Registration is closed

Examine selected artwork in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition and explore drawing and painting in the museum’s Christine Demler Brown Art Center studio. Pre-registration required (download and fill out a registration form). For more information call 740.593.0953.


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Thursday, March 1
5:30 - 6:30pm

David LaPalombara, Director, School of Art
Presented by Friends of Kennedy Museum


The Ridges Café Chat & Gallery Walk

Wednesday, February 29
12:10 – 12:50 pm

Duane McDiarmid, Chair, Sculpture + Expanded Practice, OU School of Art
Join Duane McDiarmid for lunch and a discussion about his work in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition. Optional boxed lunches available for advance purchase from The Ridges Café (call 593-0952 by Monday, Febraury 27, to pre-order).


Art Encounters: Drawing
Ages 5 – 12

Saturday, February 25
1:30 – 3 pm

$15 non-members; $10 members
Instructors: OU School of Art student interns and KMA staff
Pre-registration required: deadline February 17
This class is now full. Registration is closed.

Examine selected artwork in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition and explore drawing and painting in the museum’s Christine Demler Brown Art Center studio. Pre-registration required (download and fill out a registration form). For more information call 740.593.0953.


Frame your Sib!
Sibs Weekend at Kennedy Museum of Art

Saturday, February 18
12 – 3 pm

Come in any time between 12 and 3 pm to make your own frame and take home a photographic memory of you and your sib.
$5 includes one photograph and frame.


The Ridges Café Chat & Gallery Walk

Wednesday, February 8
12:10-12:50 pm

Danielle Wyckoff, Visiting Adjunct Professor, Printmaking, OU School of Art
Join Danielle Wyckoff for lunch and a discussion about her work in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition. Optional boxed lunches available for advance purchase from The Ridges Café (call 593-0952 by Monday, February 6, to pre-order. See menu options).


OU Parents Weekend Tours

Saturday, February 4
12 – 2 pm

Thirty-minute tours of the galleries with student intern guides begin at 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 1 pm and 1:30 pm.


Emerging Artists: High School Photography Exhibition

January 19 – April 8, 2012
Opening Reception Thursday, January 19, 5-7 pm

Showcasing artwork from Federal Hocking High School and Athens High School.


The Ridges Café Chat & Gallery Walk

Wednesday, January 11
12:10-12:50 pm

John Sabraw, Associate Professor, Painting, OU School of Art
Join John Sabraw for lunch and a discussion about his work in the OU School of Art Faculty Exhibition. Optional boxed lunches available for advance purchase from The Ridges Café (call 593-0952 by Monday, January 9, to pre-order; see menu options).


2012 Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, January 6, 2012
6 – 8 pm

Join School of Art teaching, Emeriti and retired faculty to celebrate their works of painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, graphic design, drawing, video and installation art.


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Speaker: Lynda Berman, Multimedia Artist

Thursday, September 8, 2011 5:30 - 6:30pm


The Ridges Café Chat & Gallery Talk

Wednesday, September 14, 12:10 – 12:50 pm

Join Director Ed Pauley for lunch and a guided walk through the exhibition of Jim Dine’s sculptures and prints. Boxed lunches available for advance purchase from The Ridges Café. Deadline for ordering lunches is Monday, September 12th at 9 am. Please call 740-593-1304 or email tragerte@ohio.edu to place your order. Click here for menu choices.


Art Encounters Family Day

Saturday, September 24, 1 – 4 pm

Join us on national Museum Day for free gallery and studio activities designed for families. For a schedule of activities click here. The Ridges Café will feature a specially priced kids menu from 12 – 5 pm.


OU Parents Weekend Gallery Tours

Saturday, October 1, 11 am – 2 pm

Join in thirty-minute tours that explore the artwork of celebrated OU alumnus Jim Dine. Guided tours by KMA student interns begin at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm.


Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum

Speaker: Robert Peppers, OU Professor of Art

Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:30 - 6:30pm


“Hearts & Tools” Saturday Art Encounters

Saturdays, October 8 and 22 (ages 6 – 8)

Pre-registration required.
Fee: $20/child
$15/child w/Friends of Kennedy Museum Household Membership

Two-part Art Encounter for children inspired by the exhibition Jim Dine: Sculpture and Large Prints. Art Encounters include gallery discussions and studio activities. Participants will tour the exhibition and create a clay relief sculpture on the first Saturday, then paint their relief sculpture and do a printmaking activity on the second Saturday. Click here for registration form. For more information: 740.593.0953 delgado@ohio.edu


Puppets, Objects, Happenings:
Material Performance in the Sixties

Speaker: John Bell, Director, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry,
University of Connecticut

Friday, October 21, 9:10 – 10:30 am with discussion to follow Christine Demler Brown Center for Art, 2nd floor, Kennedy Museum of Art

Jim Dine's interest in Pinocchio, beginning in the 1990s, and his sense that "the idea of a talking stick becoming a boy" is both "a metaphor for art" and "the ultimate alchemical transformation," connect to a broader American rediscovery of performing objects that began in the Sixties. Happenings, Judson Church experiments, Fluxus performances, and other aspects of Sixties artmaking involved a rediscovery of the object in performance, and the object as artifact. In his talk Dr. Bell will discuss how the pursuit of hybrid art forms in the Sixties re-articulated the nature of the object in performance in ways that have lasted to the present. In collaboration with IART891 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Arts: Performing Objects.


A Conversation with Jim Dine

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm

Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Interview and discussion with Jim Dine conducted by Joseph Becherer (OU '87, '89), Chief Curator, Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.


HeArts & Arts

Exhibition Preview Reception

July 7, 2011 - 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Tickets $25 each

Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena: Artist Lecture Series

[Please take note of locations for talks]

–Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Adam Putnam: threshold spaces and landscapes
Location: Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall
~Artist Adam Putnam will speak about his recent work his recent work, dark alleys and walking through illusive landscapes. Putnam’s mixed media works of drawing, photography, performance and video reveal his preoccupation with ambivalence and ambiguity. Putnam describes his videos as works where “latent sexuality and supernatural horror fuse into one entity….” (Statement, 2001, sevenseven.com). His work is included in the current Kennedy Museum of Art Exhibition titled Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena. The exhibition runs through June 19, 2011 and explores the occult landscape where the real and imaginary coexist.
–Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 6:30 pm
Victor Vázquez: Body and the Bird
Location: Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall
~Artist Victor Vázquez will conduct a lecture about his work with an emphasis the theme of the series titled: The Body and the Bird. Vázquez’s work explores the potency and strength between human identity and cultural myth. Blurring the boundaries of spirituality and physicality, Vázquez’s images often appear haunted, displaying strong inner desires interwoven by melancholy and despair. His emotive and often explicit images evoke the fragility and power of the human body. Vazquez’s work is included in the current Kennedy Museum of Art Exhibition titled Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena. The exhibition runs through June 19, 2011 and explores the occult landscape where the real and imaginary coexist.
–Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:30 pm
Corinne Botz: Haunted Houses
Location: Ridges Auditorium, The Ridges
~Artist Corinne Botz will discuss three of her most recent projects Nutshell Studies, Parameters and Haunted Houses that all in one way or another explores physical and psychological boundaries. For the Haunted House series, Botz photographed and collected ghost stories from over 80 haunted sites throughout the United States. As the medium through which the spirit of these houses was recorded, Botz continued the tradition of female sensitivity to the supernatural. Botz’s work is included in the current Kennedy Museum of Art Exhibition titled Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena. The exhibition runs through June 19, 2011 and explores the occult landscape where the real and imaginary coexist.

Night at the Museum – Art Comes to Life at the Kennedy Museum of Art Sunday, May 15, 2011, at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The Kennedy Museum of Art presents Night at the Museum, an evening of art and performance where art comes to life, on Sunday, May 15 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

A collaboration with the Ohio University School of Theater, Night at the Museum showcases the senior projects of School of Theater students. Audience members will be guided through the Museum and encounter theatrical performances inspired by the artwork on exhibit. “Using different sources of inspiration and an alternative space allows the actors the opportunity to think outside of mainstream theatrical mentality,” said director Rebecca VerNooy, Visiting Assistant Professor.

Admission is free to all Ohio University students with a current ID through funding by Arts for Ohio, and $5 for audience members who are not OU students.
*Reservations are recommended, as tickets are limited.*
For reservations email quinnl@ohio.edu or leave a message at 740-593-0955. CATS bus transportation will be provided from the School of Theater and top of Baker Center to the Kennedy Museum of Art at The Ridges for both showings. Approximate running time is 75 minutes.

Brown Bag Chat:

"Face to Face,"

Rajko Grlic, OU Eminent Professor of Film

May 11, 2011 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The discussion is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches or purchase lunch at The Ridges Cafe at Kennedy Museum of Art. Limited free and metered parking is available. OU faculty/staff and student commuters, please use faculty/staff or commuter parking permits. For more information, please call 740-593-1304.

Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum of Art

Speaker: Terry Fortkamp, Painter

May 5, 2011 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Touch Drawing Open Studio: For those with experience or training in Touch Drawing. With Katherine Ziff, Ph.D., katherineziff@aol.com or Kennedy Museum of Art at 740.593.0953

April 30, 2011 - 1:00-5:00 pm

Native American Jewelry Sale

Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum and Good Girl Jewelry
April 29 - 30, 2011, 10 am - 6 pm

 

Introduction to Touch Drawing: A Workshop for Professional Caregivers. Ceu's available for Ohio counselors and social workers. With Katherine Ziff, Ph.D.

For information contact katherineziff@aol.com or Kennedy Museum of Art at 740.593.0953.
April 16, 1:00-5:00 pm.
click here for more info.

 

Lloyd Moore: Without Pretense

Opening Receptionv

April 8th, 2011 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Ohio University School of Music New Music Ensemble

Andrew Trachsel, Director

Concert

April 7, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum of Art

Speaker: Jon Jager, Illustrator

April 7, 2011 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Brown Bag Chat: Speaker: Laura Larson, OU Photography Chair & Assistant Professor

March 9, 2011, 12 - 1 pm

 

Jonathon Silbert, Silversmith March 3, 2011 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum of Art Speaker:

 

Phantoms, Shadows & Siblings

Capture a moment with your Sib at Kennedy Museum of Art.
Take home a photographic memory of you and your sib green-screened into a backdrop of an unrenovated space in the Museum.
$5 (cash only) per photograph and frame that can be decorated in the Museum studio

Saturday, February 19th, 12-3 pm
click here for more info.

 

Semi Annual Native American Jewelry Show and Sale Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum.

Thursday December 2, 2010 10am-6pm
Friday December 3, 2010 10am-6pm
Saturday December 4, 2010 10am-6pm
Sunday December 5, 2010 12pm-4pm

 

Brown Bag Chat: Speaker: Donald Roberts, OU Professor Emeriti of Art

November 10, 2010, 12 - 1 pm

 

Workshop: Introduction to Touch Drawing With Katherine Ziff, PhD, P.C. Download brochure for more information, or call 740.593.0953**

November 6, 2010 1 - 5 pm

 

Thomas Bartel, Assistant Professor, Ceramics, Ohio Univeristy, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.
November 4, 2010 - 5:30-6:30 pm

Reception: Asylum Photography by Chris Payne
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 : At Kennedy Museum of Art

Brown Bag Chat, Katherine Ziff
October 13, 2010 - 12 – 1 pm

Reception for the Artist: Beyond First Impressions

September 30, 2010

 

Mark Dion: Treasure Hunting in Athens and at Ohio University

August 25, 2009


John Bohuslawsky, Lighting Designer, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.

April 1, 2010 - 5:30-6:30 pm

Brown Bag Chat, Alex Hibbett, Associate Professor of Ceramics, Ohio University
April 7, 2010 - 12 – 1 pm

Nancy Couch, Sculptor, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.

March 4, 2010 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Brown Bag Chat, Julie Dummermuth
March 3, 2010, 12 – 1 pm

A Night at the Museum: Art Comes to Life
The CATS Shuttle Bus will provide transportation from Baker Center to
Kennedy Museum of Art and back. The shuttle will leave from Baker Center
(lower level) at 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 and 8:15 and return from the Museum every
half hour until 10 pm. Visitors may arrive any time between 7 and 8:30 pm
to experience the performances!
Sibs Weekend, Saturday, February 20th 7-9 pm

Visiting Artist Lecture, David Harp, Photographer
February 16, 2010, 6 pm

Brown Bag Chat, Melissa Haviland
February 3, 2010, 12 – 1 pm

Semi Annual Native American Jewelry Show and Sale Sponsored by Friends of Kennedy Museum.

Thursday December 3, 2009 10am-6pm
Friday December 4, 2009 10am-6pm
Saturday December 5, 2009 10am-6pm
Sunday December 6, 2009 12pm-4pm

 

Collector Chats

*These informal brown bag lunch talks present Athens area collectors whose miniature collections are included in the Athens Collects Miniatures portion of Collections Collected exhibition.

November 4, 2009, 12 – 1 pm

John Lefelhocz, Multimedia Artist, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.

November 5, 2009 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Collections Collected: The University Collects and Athens Collects Miniatures

A Project by Mark Dion with Kennedy Museum of Art

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6 – 8 PM

 

John Kortlander, Painter, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.

September 10, 2009 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

Gary Pettigrew, Painter, talked at KMA as a part of our Inside/Outside series.

October 1, 2009 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

Collector Chats

*These informal brown bag lunch talks present Athens area collectors whose miniature collections are included in the Athens Collects Miniatures portion of Collections Collected exhibition.

October 7, 2009, 12 – 1 pm

Kennedy Museum hosts exhibition by renowned alumnus

March 1, 2006

School of Art faculty showcase diverse work

March 1, 2006

Traditional Pueblo arts at the Kennedy Museum

September 8, 2004

Kennedy Museum recognizes Athens Middle School eighth graders

May 12, 2004

Artist Gregory Barsamian animates three-dimensional objects in real space and time.

Read a feature article and see the video interviews.
April 15, 2004

Native American jewelry sale at the Kennedy

April 14, 2004

Lesley Dill, incorporates imagery and poetry in print exhibition

April 9, 2004

Gregory Barsamian: Time and Tribulations

April 6, 2004

Frederick Harris: Traveling with a Brush in Vietnam

April 5, 2004

'Mixed Messages' opens at the Kennedy Museum of Art

March 10, 2004

School of Art Faculty Exhibition 2004

January 20, 2004

Beyond geography: Celebrating Appalachian culture

September 12, 2003

Register now for 'Kids and Families: Art Encounters'

September 9, 2003

Last week to see photo backdrops at the Kennedy Museum of Art

July 30, 2003

Spend an Evening with the Art July 25 at the Kennedy Museum and the Dairy Barn.

July 14, 2003

Unique Graduation Photo Sessions Offered

June 10, 2003

Southwest Native American textile scholar at the Kennedy Museum

May 28, 2003

New Kennedy Museum exhibition invites you to step into the picture

May 14, 2003

"Face to Face" gallery talk with Lloyd Moore and Rajko Grlic at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

April 4, 2003

Photo Exhibition "Face to Face" to premiere at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

April 3, 2003

Last week to see "People of Color" at the Kennedy Museum; special gallery talk on March 26th.

March 24, 2003

The Love Room: a new exhibition by Ohio University grad students opens at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

March 19, 2003

Gallery talk celebrates "People of Color" exhibition.

February 24, 2003

Jacob Lawrence exhibition to premiere at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

January 15, 2003

"People of Color" exhibition comes to the Kennedy Museum of Art

January 15, 2003

Native American jewelry sale at the Kennedy Museum of Art

November 19, 2002

Meet Code Talker photographer Kenji Kawano at the Kennedy Museum events.

October 19, 2002

Kennedy Museum of Art programs feature storytelling by Navajo ceremonial practitioner

September 27, 2002

Kennedy Museum of Art exhibit honors Navajo Code Talkers.

August 30, 2002

Exhibition of prints by contemporary Native American artists opens at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

August 28, 2002