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Miami University Art Museum celebrates 35 years
Miami University Art Museum celebrates 35 years
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Miami University Art Museum celebrates 35 years

Discover what MUAM can offer

Miami University faculty can attend one of three information sessions highlighting the 2014 exhibitions and opportunities for you, students, coursework and collaborations at the Miami University Art Musuem.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 – noon–1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 4–5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 – noon–1 p.m.

View an anniversary exhibition and attend milestone programs

A view of the art on display.

A view of the art on display at the Miami University Art Museum.

The Miami University Art Museum celebrates 35 years this fall.  Experience the arts via a sampling display of its diverse collection of more than 16,000 works. "35@35: A Museum Collects" is on display now. Robert Wicks, museum director, lectures on the history of the collection 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

During his lecture, "Collectors and Collecting: 35 Years of the Art Museum," Wicks examines how a passion for collecting impacted the museum. He will introduce some of the major donors and significant holdings that make up the permanent collection.

“35@35,” on display through Dec. 14, features sculpture, paintings, textiles, prints and more by artists from all over the world including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joan Mitchell, Louise Nevelson and Salvador Dali.

Gallery talk

A gallery talk by Jason Shaiman, curator of exhibitions, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.  Shaiman presents "To Have and To Hold: Cherishing Our Collection," highlighting works on view in the exhibition “35@35: A Museum Collects.” Works in this gallery represent the breadth and depth of the art museum’s encyclopedic collection.

In addition to “35@35,” the museum’s fall exhibitions also include “Distributing Knowledge: The Printed Image” and “Pure Abstraction,” and several ongoing exhibitions: “The Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection,” “Art History at a Glance” and “Global Perspectives," all open through Saturday, Dec. 14.

A view of art on display.

A view inside the Miami University Art Museum.

About the Miami University Art Museum

The Miami University Art Museum, designed by architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago, was completed in 1978. The one-story barrier-free structure was devised within Netsch’s Field Theory, a strict geometric formula designed to promote a multifaceted involvement with the arts. The museum was strategically placed on three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds and includes a 115-seat auditorium, media alcoves for special displays and five separate galleries.  

The creation of the art museum was made possible by private contributions to Miami University’s Goals for Enrichment capital campaign in the mid-1970s, started by Phillip R. Shriver, Miami’s president at the time. Construction began on Dec. 4, 1968, and represented a $2 million portion of the total $14 million campaign.  

Major contributors instrumental in developing early support for the museum include Fred C. Yager (Miami ‘14), Walter I. Farmer (Miami ‘35) and Orpha B. Webster, former art department faculty member. The first exhibition at the museum featured a large collection of prints, decorative art, paintings, drawings and antiquities donated by Farmer.

The museum, located at 801 South Patterson Ave., is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the exhibitions or about how to become a member, contact the museum at  513-529-2232 or visit the website, www.MiamiOH.edu/Art-Museum.

Discover what MUAM can offer

Miami University faculty can attend one of three information sessions highlighting the 2014 exhibitions and opportunities for you, students, coursework and collaborations at the Miami University Art Musuem.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 – noon–1 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 4–5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 – noon–1 p.m.
Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency