Current Exhibitions

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    Painting Who?

    AUG. 24 - DEC. 15

    East Galleries, Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Reception: Saturday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Painting Who? focuses on paintings that take on a personality of their own. They occupy real space and also demonstrate the illusion of space. They consciously, unapologetically, and simultaneously refer to the history of painting, the act of making a painting, and the contemporary world. In this layered and loaded territory, they reflect both the past and the present. 

    Artists include: Jeff Conefry, Gracie Devito, Moira Dryer, Chris Hood, and Wihro Kim.

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      Fruitful Labors

      AUG. 24 - NOV. 10
      Mortin Galleries, Zuckerman Museum of Art

      Reception: Saturday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

      Fruitful Labors focuses on strategies for coping. Ranging from the absurd to the essential, these tactics include conversation, repetitive labor, intergenerational storytelling, and healing practices.

      Artists include: Lenka Clayton, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Shanequa Gay, Stanya Kahn, Michelle Laxalt, Shana Moulton, and Kaitlynn Redell.

      • S Yong James

        Sonya Yong James: One Hundred Blossoms and the Sweetest Scent

        Curator: Sarah Higgins

        Sonya Yong James’ year-long solo exhibition on the ZMA stairwell project wall, One Hundred Blossoms and the Sweetest Scent is a large-scale mixed-media installation.

        Taking inspiration from the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, artist Sonya Jong James weaves together fiber, flowers, roots, and found objects to explore the themes of this fable and their evolution over time. She says, “The girl and wolf inhabit a place, call it the forest or the human psyche, where the spectrum of human sagas converges, and their social and cultural meanings play out.”

        • Ruth V. Zuckerman Collection: Inside Out

          Ruth V. Zuckerman Collection: Inside Out

          Curator: Teresa Bramlette Reeves

          For the preservation of artwork, museums must often hold their permanent collections in storage rather than on public view. "Visible storage," maintains necessary safe-keeping of the objects while allowing museum visitors to see and study work that would otherwise be unavailable. This installation employs visible storage to showcase a substantial number of Ruth Zuckerman's sculptures and drawings from the KSU Permanent Collection, while making aspects of a collection's care transparent for the public.