Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions (Farmer Gallery)

August 30-December 17, 2016

Each year the Miami University Art Museum adds to its growing permanent collection of more than 17,000 objects. The collection is enhanced through gifts and bequests from alumni and other donors who support the arts, and purchases from auctions, galleries and artists. The objects in the Art Museum’s encyclopedic collection represent a variety of global art traditions created over thousands of years. More than 300 objects were accessioned in 2014 and 2015. Featured in the exhibition are nearly 50 examples highlighting the diversity of sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and textiles from internationally recognized artists. Such notable figures include Paul Cadmus, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine and Willem de Kooning. Also highlighted are regional standouts Sidney Chafetz, Annette Covington, Elizabeth Nourse and Edward Charles Volkert.

Works accessioned into the museum’s permanent collections are approved by the Collections Development Committee. This group consists of selected Miami University faculty and staff, Oxford citizens, and members of Southwestern Ohio’s arts communities. Acquisitions are intended for viewing, study and research by Miami University students and faculty, scholars and collectors, and the public, and are featured in temporary and semi-permanent exhibitions. Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions not only showcases recent additions to the collection, but also acknowledges the generosity of the benefactors who directly contribute to the growth of the Miami University Art Museum.

Consisting of nearly 17,000 objects, the collection is encyclopedic, representing a variety of global art traditions created over thousands of years. Each year the Miami University Art Museum adds to its growing permanent collection through gifts and bequests from alumni and other donors who support the arts. The Art Museum’s holdings are also enhanced by selected purchases from auctions, galleries and artists. New acquisitions continue to bolster the Art Museum’s presence in the arts community of Southwest Ohio. Recently accessioned works are featured in exhibitions and made available to students and faculty, researchers and collectors. The Miami University Art Museum is pleased to present highlights from objects acquired in 2014 and 2015. Featured in the exhibition are fine examples of sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and bronzes from internationally recognized artists such as Willem de Kooning, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Thomas Hart Benton and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Additional works highlight regional artists of great stature, including Annette Covington, John P. Rettig, Elizabeth Nourse, Edward Charles Volkert and Sidney Chafetz. Works by former art faculty members Philip Morsberger and Marston Dean Hodgin also enhance the collections.