Upcoming Exhibitions

Erin Jane Nelson, Jekyll, 2018, Resin, pigment, and pigment print on glazed stoneware, image courtesy of the artist. it’s your world for the moment                 
August 29 - December 6, 2020

Opening Roundtable with notable KSU Faculty:
August 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Opening Reception: August 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The group exhibition it's your world for the moment brings rare and never-been-seen work of historical and cultural significance to the Southeast while also supporting the commissioning of new work made within our region. The precariousness of our geographic and shared spaces is explored through ‘environmental portraits’, explorations into ecological sites, and art-making tactics that incorporate cultural and symbolic meanings of both our natural and cultural spaces. Each artist in this exhibition has inexhaustibly created works of art uniquely positioned in the present while having a simultaneous relationship with the past and future. Their work collectively engages concepts of water and land in all of its complexity and precariousness, while rigorously engaging ideas of our climate and shared geography. Each artist included has explored our lived human experience here on Earth. The catalog for this exhibition includes an essay by KSU English professor Elizabeth Giddens, an eco-critic who studies sustainability and resilience.

Featured artists: Allison Janae Hamilton, Yoshua Okón, Erin Jane Nelson, Ana Mendieta, and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. 

Image: Erin Jane Nelson, Jekyll, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and the Zuckerman Museum of Art. 

Mildred Beltre

A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries
August 29 - December 6, 2020

Opening Reception: August 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries showcases various key contemporary works from the permanent collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Curated by artist Pablo Helguera and Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, this experimental exhibition draws on many rare works of art as well as some that have never been exhibited. The exhibition features alternative methods of display, supplementary learning experiences, and sound recordings. Preparation for this exhibition included research and curatorial assistance by Michelle Lopez, registrar/collections manager as well as collective dialogue and collaboration with the ZMA staff.

The curators initially researched artists of diverse cultural backgrounds in the permanent collection of the ZMA and then chose artists to highlight. The highlighted artists employ a range of techniques to explore issues of identity, race, and cultural origin. They often reference geography, translocation, cultural traditions, translation, political history, and collective memory. Language and storytelling are also common threads woven throughout the exhibition.

Issues explored by these artists regarding race, place, and migration continue to be pressing for museums and institutions around the world. Artists include Tia Blassingame, Mildred Beltre, Canute Caliste, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Frederick Schiller Cozzens, Jesus De La Rosa, Ruthann Godollei, Sheila Goloborotko, Rogelio Gutierrez, Antonio Jacobsen, Eddy A. López, Athos Menaboni, Ayanah Moor, Michelle Murillo, Grace Rosario Perkins, Robert Sherer, Bernice Sims, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Keith Smith, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. 

Image: Mildred Beltre, Sanford, FL 2/26/12; Dearborn Heights, MI 12/2/13, 2014, From the portfolio, On Message, Ink on paper, woodcut and silkscreen. Gift of the artist. Courtesy the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

Daniel Clowes, Untitled, screenprint, 1998. Number 2/100The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles
January 23 - May 9, 2021, East Galleries

Opening Reception: January 23, 4-6 p.m.
This special exhibition, curated by Geo Sipp, director of KSU's School of Art and Design and professor of Art, will feature a selection of American and Franco/Belgian comic book art on loan from collections and individual artists. 

Daniel Clowes, Untitled, screenprint, 1998. Image courtesy of the artist and the Zuckerman Museum of Art. 

alumni exhibitionFaculty Exhibition, Mortin Galleries
Jan. 23-May 9, 2021

Reception: January 23, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., East Galleries

This exhibition will feature the artwork of professors from the School of Art and Design. Image courtesy of Shane McDonald.