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Upcoming Programs at the Museum


  • Photo of landscape painting by Kathy Rennell Forbes

    Drawing in the Gallery En Plein Air Night with Kathy Rennell Forbes

    Rescheduled: Monday, September 20, 2021 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Location: Meet at the Zuckerman Museum of Art front desk, group will walk to nearby outdoor campus location for the workshop

    Master artist Kathy Rennell Forbes will present a workshop with demonstrations of her plein air painting techniques in watercolor, including how she uses thumbnail sketches to then create a larger painting on location. 

    Bring your sketch pad, drawing tools, and imagination. Easel or chairs are optional. 

    Featured image: Kathy Rennell Forbes, The Blue Silos, watercolor 8x16 Inches. Courtesy of the artist. 

  • Ruth Zuckerman figurative sculpture

    A Celebration of Stone Carving

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: Campus Green in front of the Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

    Join the Zuckerman Museum of Art for a mini festival celebrating the art of stone carving on Ruth Zuckerman’s birthday! Come to the Campus Green to learn about the origins of stone carving in Ancient Greece and how those tools and techniques are still used by sculptors today. Then try your hand at chiseling a real stone or carving your own small sculpture in plaster. This program is presented in conjunction with KSU’s Annual Country Study Program, Year of Greece.


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  • Print from the exhibition The American Print Alliance September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio

    The American Print Alliance September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio Exhibition Closing Reception

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm 

    Location: Fine Arts Gallery, Wilson Building

    Join the Zuckerman Museum of Art in the Fine Arts Gallery for the closing reception for The American Print Alliance September 11, 2001 Memorial Portfolio Exhibition. The satellite Fine Arts Gallery is located in room 123 in the Wilson Building on Kennesaw State University's Kennesaw campus.


  • Installation view of works featured in "This Mortal Coil"

    Interchange 2021

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 7:30 pm 

    Interchange is an annual collaboration across all disciplines in the College of the Arts. It celebrates the spark that all the creative arts enkindle in one another. This year’s program will feature the following ArtsKSU faculty performing in response to exhibited works in the exhibitions This Mortal Coil and The Labor of Remembrance: Print and Textile Works by Louise Bourgeois. Learn more about the fall exhibition series here

    The 2021 Interchange program will be presented virtually as well as for a small audience of registered guests. Reserve your spot for either experience through the links below. 

    Interchange Performers:

    • Judith Cole, Artist-in-Residence in Collaborative Piano
    • Billy J. Hawkains III, Limited Term Assistant Professor, Dance
    • Charae Krueger, Artist-in-Residence in Cello
    • Harrison Long, Interim Dean of College of the Arts and Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies 
    • Nathan Munson, Assistant Professor, Voice
    • Sean Nguyen-Hilton, Lecturer of Dance
    • Charles Parrot, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies


  • Janine Antoni, "to long," 2015, Polyurethane resin, © Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

    Janine Antoni Artist Lecture

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 7:00 pm

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art presents a 1-hour virtual lecture with exhibiting artist Janine Antoni in association with the fall exhibition, This Mortal Coil.

    Visual artist Janine Antoni uses her body as both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. Dedicated to embodiment, she locates the emotional revelations lodged in bodily memory. She makes objects that describe a psychological space made physical. In each piece, she mines her own somatic experience in order to speak directly to the viewer's body.

    Featured image: Janine Antoni, to long, 2015, Polyurethane resin
    © Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

  • Photo of Zuckerman Museum of Art Building Facade at night

    Fall ZMA After Hours

    Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art is pleased to offer an after hours opportunity to connect with the art and ideas on view in the museum's spaces each semester. Curator Cynthia Nourse Thompson will provide a curatorial tour of the fall exhibitions starting at 7:00 pm. 


  • Photo of Skip Rizzo on the right, holding a skull with a VR Headset on

    Clinical Virtual Reality: From Combat to COVID

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 7:00 pm 

    In association with the Fall 2021 exhibitions, This Mortal Coil and The Labor of Remembrance, the Zuckerman Museum of Art presents a free webinar, Clinical Virtual Reality: From Combat to COVID, with Skip Rizzo, Ph.D., Director, Medical Virtual Reality - Institute for Creative Technologies, Research Professor - Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology, University of Southern California.

    Psychologist Skip Rizzo conducts research on the design, development, and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment rehabilitation, and resilience. The physical, emotional, cognitive, and psychological demands of war place enormous stress on even the best-prepared military personnel. This talk will present an overview of research, development, and implementation of Clinical Virtual Reality applications that have been applied in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and scientific understanding of the psychological wounds of war. The talk will then present the expansion of the work from combat-related PTSD, to military sexual trauma, and conclude with a discussion of the approach for wider civilian trauma needs, including COVID-related mental health concerns and issues around loss, death, and dying.


  • Photo of students standing in gallery discussing art

    Virtual Panel Discussion and Presentation: Art, Empathy, and Wellness 

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm

    Poignant concerning shared trauma and loss confronted over the past year, this panel offers a platform in which to discuss developments in the medical/therapy field and the opportunities of interdisciplinary work between the field of health care, museums, and artists envisioning the future of our well-being and recovery, as well as processing personal loss and trauma through art and performance. Contemplative and impactful interactions with art, both via temporary exhibitions and museum collections, and the opportunities of interdisciplinary work between museum educators and medical school partners envisioning meaningful collaborations will be explored. In particular, Clinician’s Eye, a joint venture of the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Center for Health Humanities and Ethics and UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art, will be presented. Clinician’s Eye is an interactive workshop using visual art analysis to improve core clinical skills of observation, communication, collaboration, compassion, and reflection.

    This program and its specific teaching methodologies, workshop content, and additional tangential programs such as HeArt of Medicine relate significantly to the themes of the exhibitions on view in the ZMA in numerous and profound ways, especially the consideration of the museum/art as facilitator.

    Presenters include: 

    • Marcia Day Childress Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Medical Education and Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita, Center for Health Humanities and Ethics at University of Virginia School of Medicine

    •  M. Jordan Love Ph.D., Carol R. Angle Academic Curator at The Fralin Museum of Art at University of Virginia 

    Logo for Clinician's Eye Program


  • Photo of Steven Miller

    Do Deathbed Experiences Provide Evidence for an Afterlife?A Presentation by J. Steve Miller, PhD

    Monday, November 1, 2021 | 1:30 pm 

    The thesis of this lecture/Q&A is quite simple and intuitive: If you want to look for evidence for the afterlife, observe the dying, to see if there’s any indication that they’re going somewhere.

    Researchers are finding that several experiences related to death are global and quite common, including:

    • Near-Death Experiences, where many resuscitated from clinical death report vivid out-of-body experiences
    • Deathbed Experiences, where over 80% of the dying in a hospice unit report vivid experiences with deceased relatives and angels
    • Terminal Lucidity, where people lose brain function over time, only to regain full consciousness to say their goodbyes before dying
    • Shared Death Experiences, where healthy people experience a part of their loved one’s death experience
    • Crisis Apparitions, where people otherwise unaware of a person’s death somehow know of the person’s death
    • After Death Communications, where people claim to receive visits from deceased loved ones.

    To discover if these can be explained away as lies, exaggerations, or hallucinations, highly respected intellects, connected to many of our top universities, have studied phenomena at death for significant portions of their lives and assessed them for afterlife evidence. Dr. Miller, in a winsome, humble approach, will argue that the current state of the evidence points toward the afterlife.

    • “The range and depth of this work is breathtaking….”

      - Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D., Formerly, Associate Professor of Environmental Physics, Harvard University

      “…the best book on deathbed experiences anywhere.”

      - Jeffrey Long, M.D., Cofounder of the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation

      “…extremely powerful in making the case for life after death….”

      - J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University

      “Anyone interested in solid evidence for the reality of the spiritual realm should read this book.”

      - Michael Sabom, M.D., Former Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Emory School of Medicine

      “…one of the most startling, challenging treatises it has been my privilege to read in recent years.”

      - David Cashin, Ph.D., Professor of Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University

    • Dr. Miller has won numerous awards for his teaching and books. He teaches courses on Death & Dying and Religious Studies, with an emphasis on critical thinking, in the Interdisciplinary Studies department at Kennesaw State University. For the past 25 years, he’s spent extensive time caring for elderly and infirm relatives, including his grandmother, who celebrated her 110th birthday before passing away peacefully at home.