Past Events and Programs

 

  • Origin Map

    Origins Map Project - Place your pin

    The artworks held in public trust at Zuckerman Museum of Art were made by artists who come from many different places across the country and the world. The places of birth of the artists represented in A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries span three continents! A map of the world installed of the wall of the Pavilion plots those origins. We want to plot your place of origin, too!

    We invite the KSU campus community and guests to register your place of birth to be added as a pin on our Origins Map.

    No personally identifiable information is necessary to participate.

    We live in an age when approximately 1 person out of every 30 is an immigrant. The vast majority of American citizens have roots in other parts of the world. Our ‘melting pot’ continues to connect people from distant cultures and walks of life. The Zuckerman Museum of Art celebrates the strength of our diverse Kennesaw State University!

    • Book

      Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

      Thursday, November 19th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

      The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the KSU Interdisciplinary Studies Department co-sponsor an ongoing series of book discussions open to the campus community. A title is selected to serve as a springboard for discussion of important issues currently relevant to both groups. 

      The Fall 2020 book Club virtual event discussed Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Dr. Kimmerer is Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She is the author of numerous scientific articles, and the book Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses. She is Potawatomi and combines her heritage with her scientific and environmental passions.

      • CIFAL

        Last Wednesday Lunch: Art as Activism

        November 18th, 12:30 - 1:00 pm

        Last Wednesday lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors a digestible opportunity to connect with art and ideas on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each event will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm and will feature a new guest speaker.

        On November 18th, we heard from members of CIFAL Atlanta and their Distinguished Student Ambassador team speak about the creation of the exhibition Art as Activism: Social Justice and Sustainability which was on view in the Fine Arts Gallery from November 11th to November 20th, 2020.

        • Anthony Goicolea

          Anthony Goicolea: New Visions 2021 Lecture

          November 6th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

          Join us for a special virtual lecture with Anthony Goicolea, the selected juror for the inaugural New Visions 2021 annual juried student exhibition. Hosted by the Zuckerman Museum of Art and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Cynthia Nourse Thompson, the hour-long virtual talk will feature an insightful presentation by the artist examining his artistic practice.

          Anthony Goicolea is a first-generation Cuban American artist who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Anthony utilizes a variety of media- including painting, photography, sculpture and video installation- in the creation of his compelling and many times foreboding visual narratives. Goicolea will discuss his work in these varied mediums and the principal ideas and explorations addressed in his work which include personal history, heritage, identity and cultural tradition. These are reflective of his own personal familial experiences— his extended family fled Cuba, not long after Castro came to power, and immigrated to the US. His works are also powerful and engaging contemplations on displacement and alienation. 

        • Erin Jane Nelson

          Last Wednesday Lunch: Erin Jane Nelson

          October 28th, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

          Last Wednesday lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors a digestible opportunity to connect with art and ideas on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Each event will take place from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm and will feature a new guest speaker. 

          Erin Jane Nelson is a native Atlantan who received her BFA from The Cooper Union in New York in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include: כינהש (Shekinah), Chapter NY; Her Deepness at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Psychopompopolis at DOCUMENT, Chicago. Her work has recently been featured in group exhibitions at La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France; Deli Gallery, Brooklyn; Van Doren Waxter, New York; and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Recent museum acquisitions of her work are currently included in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Other.Worldly at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. She was named one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" in Arts and Culture in 2019 and is a 2020 recipient of the Rabkin Award for Arts Journalism. In addition to her art practice, she is the Director of Burnaway.org. 

        • Mendieta

          Mendieta: Land, Body, Identity - Hispanic Heritage Student Tour

          • October 8th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
          • October 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 am

          Location: Mortin Gallery

          Students are invited to participate in a special conversation with Michelle Lopez, Collections Manager at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, as she shares information about the distinguished life and art of the late Cuban artist Ana Mendieta, whose art is currently on display in the Mortin Gallery. Lopez will also share stories from her own upbringing in an expatriate Cuban family. Students are invited to share their stories of being Latinx in America as well. To learn more about the exhibition in which Ana Mendieta’s work is featured see it’s your world for the moment

          • Keith Smith

            Last Wednesday Lunch: Keith Smith

            September 30th, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

            Last Wednesday lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors a digestible opportunity to connect with art and ideas on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. On September 30th, 2020, A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries artist, Keith Smith shared insight into his work and artistic practice. 

          • John Lawless on drums

            Interchange at the ZMA

            September 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. 

            The Zuckerman Museum of Art is thrilled to present "Interchange," an annual collaboration across all disciplines that celebrates the spark that all the creative arts enkindle in one another. Plan to be inspired as eight ArtsKSU faculty perform in response to the exhibited works in the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s galleries. This year's Interchange will be presented virtually and will air on September 17th at 7:30 p.m. 

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            Fall 2020 Opening Day

            Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

            Join us for the debut of our Fall 2020 Exhibitions "A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries" and "its your world for the moment." 

            • Bell Hooks Book Club

              Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by bell hooks

              August 10, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 

              The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Gender and Women's Studies Program co-sponsor an ongoing series of book discussions open to the campus community. A title is selected to serve as a springboard for discussion of important issues currently relevant to both groups.

              The Spring 2020 Book Club discussed Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by bell hooks. In this 1995 publication, hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. The discussion centered around identity politics and how they played a role in the artistic choices displayed in the work of our exhibitions, UNBOUND and Looming Chaos, and how they continue to play a role in the world today.


               

               

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