The Miami University Art Museum's extensive collection of prints is the subject of this undergraduate Art History Capstone course. Dr. Andrew Casper from the Department of Art, along with Curator of Exhibitions Jason Shaiman, are leading this advanced project during which students are curating an exhibition of European prints prior to 1800. Notable artists represented include Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
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Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Miami University Art Museum will highlight 35 of the most important works from the collection totaling nearly 17,000 works of art. The Art Museum's collection is encyclopedic and consists of pottery, prints, paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, coins, glass, furniture, drawings, and more from countries and cultures across the globe. Some of the oldest works in the collection are near 4,000 years old.
Between 1970 and 1978, Charles M. Messer of Cincinnati's Messer Construction Company donated his personal collection of German produced Leica brand cameras. Totaling more than 1,200 pieces, this is the largest privately assembled collection of Leica cameras, accessories and literature in the US. A small sampling of the collection is made available to highlight innovative advances in photographic technology from the mid-1920s through the late 1970s.
Pulling from the Art Museum's collection of prints, paintings, photography, sculpture and furniture this exhibition provides a brief history of European and American art from the late 1400s through mid-1900s. Noted artists include Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, John James Audubon, Honoré Daumier, James A. M. Whistler, Käthe Kollwitz, Marc Chagall, Hans Hofmann, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Elizabeth Catlett, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Deborah Butterfield.
Works from non-European and non-American cultures in this gallery explore world cultures from ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian South America, Japan, China and India. This gallery provides a cross section of 2-D and 3-D works that express religious, social and cultural values of ancient civilizations along with some traditions that continue to this day.