In this sixth juried Student Response Exhibition, Miami students are called upon to present unique and diverse commentaries on what constitutes a “circle.” Interpretations are subject to the student’s personal perspective, major/minor, culture, age, experiences, etc.
Each year students are invited to create an artistic response to a particular topic or question. The responses, which can take a variety of forms and mediums, are then juried for inclusion in the student response exhibition for the following Spring semester. Listed below are a few recent student-created exhibitions.
It's Our World
In this eighth juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to a theme - the Environment. This Fall 2023 SRE, It's Our World, will be one of two exhibitions during the 2023-2024 academic year developed in conjunction with Miami University's FOCUS theme of Sustainability led by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability.
In this fifth juried Student Response Exhibition, Miami students were called upon to present unique and diverse commentaries on what actually constitutes a “box” and what it means to think outside the box. Interpretations are subject to the student’s personal perspective, major/minor, etc.
In Conflict & Resolution, students were given the freedom to reflect on personal and collective perceptions of what it means to be at war and the resulting search for peace.
In conjunction with President Hodge naming 2015 the Year of Creativity & Innovation, this juried exhibition highlighted creative and innovative student work.
Each year, students in the art history capstone (ART498) course work with their faculty and our Curator of Exhibitions on a course-themed capstone exhibition. Below are a few recent student-curated exhibitions.
More Than an Object: Engaging the Broader Context of African Art
More Than An Object attempts to resituate objects from across the African continent within the original cultural framework in which they were once part. The pieces on display in this exhibition were made to interact within a broader creative interface, whether for ceremonial purpose, market intent or everyday applications. This exhibition was the culminating work of the Fall 2018 Art & Architecture History Senior Capstone seminar taught by Dr. Jordan Fenton.Learn more about More Than an Object
Scratching the Surface: Exploring Space in Intaglio Prints
Drawing from the Miami University Art Museum's extensive collection of printed works created by artists including Rembrandt, Goya, and Whistler, the 2017 Art History Capstone students offer an exploration of the use of space as represented in intaglio prints produced from the early 1500s to late 1800s. This course was taught by Professor Andrew Casper with assistance from the staff of the Art Museum.Learn more about Scratching the Surface
Advance / Retreat: Prints and the Great War
Many artists during the time of the Great War reflected on personal experiences in order to come to terms with the war or to provide unique commentary on the war. Other artists sought refuge from the emotional toll of the war as they created art with no connection to wartime rhetoric. Advance / Retreat represents the essence of these themes.Learn more about Advance/Retreat
Subjective Objectivity: Documentary Photography as Fragments of Experience
Subjective Objectivity highlights these students’ ability to cultivate, distill, and share knowledge about the topic of the complex way photographs can demonstrate the tension between objectivity and subjectivity.Learn more about Subjective Objectivity
Internship and Work Opportunities
Internships for Academic Credit
Internship opportunities at MUAM are offered in the following areas. They provide students the opportunity to become familiar with a range of art museum careers.
- Collections Intern (Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Curatorial Intern (Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Educational Intern (Spring/Fall)
- Video/Emerging Technology in Business Design (ETBD)/Web Interns (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Arts Management/Marketing/Communications Interns (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)
- Preparator Intern (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)
Applications are accepted year-round. Deadlines are November 15 for Winter and Spring internships and April 1 for Summer and Fall internships.
Student Work Opportunities
MUAM employs Miami University Work Study students for various part-time positions year-round.
Programs and Events
Monday, August 22, 20022 4-6 PM
Each Fall, the Miami University Art Museum hosts a party on our lawn and in our galleries to welcome students and celebrate the release of our fall exhibitions. The party includes plenty of refreshments (Kona Ice, Chips/Cookies/Water and more), Tshirts, therapy dogs, games, and a great chance to explore the galleries. [*First 150 students]
Our Winter Reception is new to MUAM but has proven to be a hit. Students typically dress in semi-formal attire and enjoy an upscale evening of live music, hors d'oeuvres, and fun.
Past Winter Receptions included
- photo booth and props
- build-your-own hot cocoa station
- live music from two campus groups
- ARTZOOM contest