Events

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Upcoming Programs at the Museum

 

  • Photo of Dance laying on floor cocooned in clothes with face barely showing and eyes closed

    Process and Procession Performances & Closing Reception

    Friday, December 10, 2021: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 11, 2021: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art is thrilled to present a live performance series of students in the special topics course, Site-specific Choreography: Process and Procession, led by Professor Sean Nguyen-Hilton, Lecturer of Dance. The performance was created to accompany and in union with the Zuckerman Museum of Art's exhibitions, This Mortal Coil and The Labor of Remembrance Print and Textile Works by Louise Bourgeois, curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson.

    Join us for two special activations of the museum on Friday, December 10, at 8:00 pm, and Saturday, December 11, at 4:00 pm. The Saturday, December 11 performance will include a closing reception of the ZMA's fall exhibitions.

    • Friday, December 10, 2021: 8:00 - 9:00 pm: Doors to the museum will open at 7:30 pm, the performance will begin at 8:00 pm

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021: 4:00 - 6:00 pm: The museum will be open to the public starting at noon; the final performance will begin at 4:00 pm and will be followed by a closing reception of the fall exhibition series

     

  • Photo of artist Carson Fox sitting at a table arranging color blocks in a stack

    Carson Fox Virtual Lecture

    Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art presents a virtual lecture with Carson Fox, the selected juror of the New Visions 2022 Annual Juried Student exhibition. Fox will share insight into her artist practice and experience jurying the student exhibition. 

    • American artist Carson Fox received her MFA from Rutgers University, her BFA from University of Pennsylvania, and a four-year studio certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Over her career, she has had thirty solo exhibitions and has participated in over one hundred group exhibitions.   Her work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Arts and Design, The Royal Museum of Belgium, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum among others.  Additionally, Fox has created multiple permanent installations of artwork in public and corporate venues, including with the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, University of Arkansas, Temple University and Boston University.  She has received honors acknowledging her accomplishments, including international residencies in China, Wales, Germany and Belgium, multiple artist grants and other awards, and has been invited to speak about her career at universities and museums across the United States and abroad.  Her work has been reviewed in publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the New Yorker magazine.  

      Fox lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  She is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME.

     

  • James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Crow’s Shadow Series , 2010, 30h x 22w” , Monotype, 7 in a series of 21, Collaborating Master Printer, Frank Janzen TMP Photo credit: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

    January Last Wednesday Lunch

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 12:30 pm 

    Join us for our January Last Wednesday Lunch Program with JoyEllen Williams, Special Collections Curator for KSU Museums, Archives, and Rare Books who will share a virtual presentation on the materials in the Cherokee collection, how it came to be, and goals for its expansion.

    James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Crow’s Shadow Series , 2010, 30h x 22w” , Monotype, 7 in a series of 21, Collaborating Master Printer, Frank Janzen TMP. Photo credit: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 

  • Photo of poet Ray Young Bear by Stella Lasley-Young Bear

    Ray Young Bear Virtual Lecture and Poetry Reading

    Thursday, February 3, 2022 | 7:00 pm 

    In association with the spring 2022 exhibition Walking in Beauty, the Zuckerman Museum of Art presents a virtual lecture and reading with  
    Ray Young Bear on Contemporary and Traditional Tribal Literature in Relation to Linguistic Atrophy: After 50 years

    Born in 1950, Ray Young Bear was raised on the Meskwaki (Red Earth People) Settlement in central Iowa. He graduated high school in 1969, the year he began publishing poetry, and attended Pomona College from 1969 to 1971. He has also attended the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Northern Iowa University and Iowa State University. His books of poetry include Manifestation Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear (Open Road Media, 2015), The Rock Island Hiking Club (University of Iowa Press, 2001), The Invisible Musician (Holy Cow! Press, 1990), Winter of the Salamander: The Keeper of Importance (Harper & Row, 1980), and Waiting to be Fed (Graywolf Press, 1975). Young Bear is also the author of Black Eagle Child (University of Iowa Press, 1992) and Remnants of the First Earth (Grove Press, 1998), which received the Ruth Suckow Award as an outstanding work of fiction about Iowa. 

    Young Bear has received numerous honors and awards, including a 2016 American Book Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an honorary doctorate in letters from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He has taught creative writing and Native American literature at The Institute of American Indian Art, Eastern Washington University, Meskwaki Elementary School, the University of Iowa, and at Iowa State University. Young Bear and his wife, Stella, also co-founded the Woodland Singers and Dancers. Among his accomplishments, Young Bear cherishes the ability to speak and write in his first language. He presently lives on tribally owned land that was established by his maternal grandfather, a hereditary Chief, in 1856. 
     

    Photo of Ray Young Bear by Stella Lasley-Young Bear

  • James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Crow’s Shadow Series , 2010, 30h x 22w” , Monotype, 7 in a series of 21, Collaborating Master Printer, Frank Janzen TMP Photo credit: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

    Walk in Beauty Closing Reception

    Saturday, February 12 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Join the Zuckerman Museum of Art for a public closing reception for the spring 2022 exhibition, Walk In Beauty. Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, the exhibition highlighting Native American artists, features prints from the permanent collection of the ZMA alongside prints produced by Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts [CSIA]. CSIA is a renowned studio focused on contemporary printmaking that is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains. Walk In Beauty presents a careful selection of works by outstanding Native American artists of diverse backgrounds and talents. The exhibition title refers to the Diné (Navajo) dictum “walk in beauty” which translates to creating beauty and harmony. CSIA provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Prints published by Crow’s Shadow Press can be found in major collections including: Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Portland Art Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Wellin Museum of Art, Davis Museum at Wellesley, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  

    James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Crow’s Shadow Series , 2010, 30h x 22w” , Monotype, 7 in a series of 21, Collaborating Master Printer, Frank Janzen TMP
    Photo credit: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts 
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