New Exhibitions at the Art Museum open Jan 30
We are proud to announce the opening of three new exhibitions at the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum at Miami University. Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’: A Peewaalia and Myaamia Story of Reclamation; The Landscape In and Around Us: An Art & Architecture History Exhibition; and The World In Which We Live: The Art of Environmental Awareness. These exhibitions will be open from Tuesday, January 30 through Saturday, June 8.
Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’: A Peewaalia and Myaamia Story of Reclamation
This exhibition presents the special collaboration between the Peewaaliaki and Myaamiaki, along with non-Native scholars, that began in 2020. Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’ tells of the effort to reclaim the practice of hide painting within the Peewaaliaki and Myaamiaki communities and reconnect those practices with the stories that are essential to who they are as a people. This exhibition and programs are supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, which is administered by the University of Illinois. The exhibition is part of the Reclaiming Stories project.
Minohsayaki ‘Painted Robes’ Webinar with George Ironstrack (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and assistant director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University) and Elizabeth Ellis (Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and associate professor of History at Princeton University). In partnership with the Alumni Association on Thursday, February 22, at noon.
Requickening and Awakening the Dormant with Michael Galban (Washoe and Mono Lake Paiute), historic site manager of the Seneca Art and Cultural Center, Ganondagan State Historic Park) Saturday, March 16 from 3-5 PM.
Landscape In and Around Us
This Capstone exhibition is the culmination of studies for Art & Architecture History majors and minors at Miami University. Landscape in art as a subject was chosen as the underlying theme for connecting the exhibition with Miami University’s FOCUS program topic of Environmental Justice. From the early forms of the familiar picturesque, to the wonder and terror of the sublime, to the dreamlike transformation of the landscape through surrealism, students investigate how the landscape in art impacts how people have and continue to engage with the natural world. To support this question, and other explorations of the landscape, students selected paintings, prints, photography and ceramics from the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum collection and from the Walter Havighurst Special Collections at King Library.
This exhibition and program is supported by the Art Museum Members Association and the Department of Art at Miami University
A reception with gallery talks by the student-curators will be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 5-7 PM.
The World In Which We Live: The Art of Environmental Awareness
This exhibition looks at the connections and intersections of artist exploration and scientific studies regarding our fragile environment. Featured works are viewed through relevant scientific understanding and corresponding artistic and curatorial interpretations. This approach is inspired by a number of artists who are working alongside scientists to generate positive change in this one world we share.
The World In Which We Live is supported by funding from the Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Charitable Foundation and the Art Museum’s Miriam W. Howard Fund. It is presented in conjunction with the 2023-2024 Miami University FOCUS theme of Environmental Justice. The FOCUS theme is led by Dr. Amy Bergerson, Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Jonathan Levy, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.
An artist talk and reception will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 5-7 PM. John Sabraw of Ohio University will present on Reclamation of Acid Mine Drainage as a Medium for Change. Sponsored by Three Valley Conservation Trust and the Miami University FOCUS Program
Our ongoing exhibitions currently on view are Art History at a Glance, Global Perspectives, the Charles M. Messer Leica Camera Collection and our outdoor Sculpture Park.
Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM, Saturdays from Noon-5 PM, and the second Wednesday of each month from 10 AM-8 PM.
This season we invite you all to come explore our new exhibits here at the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum at Miami University.
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