Programs

This page contains details about ongoing program events that happen in a series. Please visit our Events page by clicking the button below to learn more about singular special events.

Note: Based on guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. Unvaccinated individuals are also strongly encouraged to continue to socially distance while inside campus facilities, when possible. Learn more. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo of female model on small stage posing for group of individuals drawing the model around the stage.

 Drawing in the Gallery

Time: Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

RESERVE

 

  • Time: Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm 
    Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

    Are you looking for more opportunities to practice your observational drawing skills? Or perhaps you would like to try drawing from life for the first time without enrolling in a costly course? Please join us on Thursday nights when our exhibitions are open for an opportunity to draw from life!

    Each week we will rotate the drawing location in our galleries and the subject of the program between a clothed model, nude model, and objects from our collection. This program is a bring-your-own material event – pencil and paper only. The museum will provide drawing boards to participants upon request.

  • For our guests' safety, extensive cleaning protocols have been implemented. Please be aware of the following policies and procedures for our Drawing in the Gallery program series:

    • We will now limit the number of participants at each Drawing in the Gallery event to 15 visitors.
    • Reservations ensure available seating as space is limited.
    • Guests have the option of signing up one or both of our 1-hour drawing blocks.
    • Hand sanitizing stations can be found at the entrances to the Museum and the entrance to both galleries.
    • Patrons without reservations are welcome but will gain access to our space on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the Museum's maximum capacity.
    • Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes after the start of the event.

    Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Thomas, ethom142@kennesaw.edu.

  • Fall 2021 Program Schedule:

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 10/7
      Pavilion
      Objects from the collection
      n/a
    • 10/14
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 10/21
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 10/28
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a
    • 11/4
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 11/11
      Pavilion
      Clothed model
      n/a
    • 11/18
      Clayton Gallery
      Objects from the collection
      n/a
    • 12/2
      Mortin Gallery
      Nude model
    • 12/9
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
      n/a

    Spring 2022 Program Schedule:

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 1/13
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 1/20
      Pavilion
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 1/27
      Clayton
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 2/3
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 2/10
      Pavilion
      Collection Object
      n/a
    • 2/24
      Mortin
      Nude
      n/a
    • 3/3
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 3/10
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 3/24
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 3/31
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 4/7
      Pavilion
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 4/14
      Clayton
      Collection Objects
      n/a
    • 4/21
      Mortin
      Nude
      n/a
    • 4/28
      Pavilion
      Collection Objects
      n/a

     

 

 

Photo of Director of School of Art and Design and Guest Curator, Geo Sipp pointing at work in the past exhibition "The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles."

Last Wednesday Lunch

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
Location: Virtual lecture series 

RESERVE

 

  • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
    Location: Virtual lecture series 

    Last Wednesday Lunch is a monthly, half-hour lecture series offering visitors an 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.

    • January 26, 2022: JoyEllen Williams, Special Collections Curator for KSU Museums, Archives, and Rare Books, will share a presentation on the materials in the Cherokee collection, how it came to be, and goals for its expansion.

    • February 23, 2022: Kayte Terry, ZMA East Project Wall exhibiting artist, will share a presentation on her work.

    • March 30, 2022: Kyle Holland, book artist and curator of In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete, will discuss the exhibition, which will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery.

    • April 27, 2022: Cynthia Nourse Thompson, ZMA Director of Curatorial Affairs, will discuss the exhibitions In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete and Leonardo Drew: Cycles, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation and their connection to the process of hand papermaking.
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Photo of colorful square abstract paintings

 Art4Healing® Workshop

Next Date: Tuesday, November 30
5:00  pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion 

 

RESERVE

 

  • Art4Healing® workshops are 2-hour experiences that teach you how to express your feelings with color using the Art4Healing® method developed by Art & Creativity, Inc. An Art4Healing® workshop allows participants to get in touch with inner feelings that many times words cannot express. Our certified facilitator will lead participants through a series of prompts as they respond by painting abstractly with acrylic colors on canvas. The method helps participants express their feelings in a safe way by associating a color with a feeling. Each participant takes home 3 completed paintings at the end of the workshop. And, NO, you do not need any art experience to participate!

    Make sure you arrive a few minutes early and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty; we will supply aprons and all supplies.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

    • Tuesday, September 14th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Painting My Story
    • Monday, October 11, 2021 | 12:30  pm - 2:30 pm: This Mortal Coil 
    • Tuesday, November 9th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Speaking with Colors
    • Tuesday, October 26th | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Expressing Feelings with Color
    • Tuesday, November 30th| 5:00 pm 7:00 pm: Having it All

 

Three people standing on yoga mats in the museum in standing yoga pose.

Yoga in the Museum

Next Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
11:15 am - 12:05 pm


Location: Zuckerman Museum of Art

RESERVE

 

  • A therapeutic yoga class that is designed to promote holistic well-being by cultivating an intentional self-care practice and developing the mind-body connection. Participants will engage in yoga practices, including breath techniques, postures, and meditation. All experience levels welcome.

    *Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. A limited number of mats will be available onsite. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Please notify the Yoga Teacher if you have any injuries to be aware of during the class.

    *Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with KSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

    • December 3, 2021: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
    • Spring 2022 dates coming soon

 

Martha McDonald The Weeping Dress, 2011 Courtesy of the artist. Image by Christian Capurro.

ZMA + Interdisciplinary Studies Book Club 

Spring 2022 details coming soon

 

RESERVE

 

  • 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 relevant to both groups. The Spring 2022 book club is being planned; please stay tuned for further details. 

     

Featured image: Martha McDonald, The Weeping Dress, 2011
Courtesy of the artist. Image by Christian Capurro.

Photo of several people dancing outside in front of a crowd

Mindful Dance 

Wednesday, Deceber 1, 2021 | 11:00 am -
12:00 pm

RESERVE

 

  • Join Mindful Dance, a group aimed to help you understand and use mindfulness, the holistic practice of dance, breathing exercises, yoga, creative expression, and relaxation exercises. Our hopes are to facilitate you in learning and practicing dance postures that will assist in the in reconnecting with your body, understanding emotions that may be stored in the body, emotional well-being, empowerment, and FUN!

    *Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.

    Mary Katherine Martin, LCSW, KSU Counseling Professional, and certified Mindful Dance Facilitator will be leading this program. This program is jointly sponsored by the Zuckerman Museum of Art and KSU Student Advocacy.

    • December 1, 2021: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Detail of a persons hand planning a drum

Mindful Drumming

Spring 2022 dates coming soon

  • Mindful Drumming is an experiential workshop based on the healing power of meditative drumming and mindfulness practices. Both traditions have been used by cultures around the world to help people better attune to themselves and others. Attend this hour-long workshop to learn and experience how drumming and mindfulness can help you relax, feel more alive, and even reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Instruments will be provided, and no musical experience is required.


    This workshop will be led by Greg Stevens, a Licensed Psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Kennesaw State University Counseling and Psychological Services. Before training as a psychologist, Greg performed as a musician for over a decade. During his doctoral training, he had the unique opportunity to learn about meditative drumming and develop an ongoing therapy group with a colleague that incorporated this with mindfulness. He has since continued leading Mindful Drumming therapy groups and workshops for the past seven years.

    • Spring 2022 dates coming soon

 

Image with gold background and white and black text that reads herstory month

HERstory: Women's Leadership in the Arts

March 2022

  • During the month of March, the Zuckerman Museum of Art is proud to present HERstory: Women's Leadership in the Arts. The annual program offers lectures and interaction with prominent women artists, authors, curators, and artistic directors of various creative disciplines to our students and community-at-large. These prominent educational opportunities serve to highlight the crucial role of women in the arts and their notable, and many times ground-breaking, impact on creative fields, humanity, society, and young women's lives— inspiring them to become future leaders and cultural ambassadors of the arts. Moreover, this dynamic programming highlights those who have historically been underrepresented within these arenas. The program's compelling themes, such as the role of women's leadership in promoting cultural values of inclusivity and gender equality and cultural institutions' impact on the arts, will further champion our students to reach their goals re-redefine women's creative roles in the arts. Ensuring and empowering the next generation of creative women makers, leaders, problem solvers, and researchers realize their full potential is the hallmark of this Zuckerman Museum of Art program.

  • Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator, the New Museum, New York 

    • Wednesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom
    • Margot Norton's talk will focus on her role as a curator and the New Museum’s 2021 exhibition, On Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, an intergenerational exhibition of 37 artists who examine the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to the national emergency of racist violence experienced by Black communities across America.
    • Margot Norton’s talk will focus on her role as a curator at the New Museum, and experience organizing the 2021 New Museum Triennial exhibition, titled "Soft Water Hard Stone," co-curated with Jamillah James. Norton joined the New Museum in 2011 and has curated and co-curated many exhibitions with women artists such as Carmen Argote, Judith Bernstein, Pia Camil, Sarah Charlesworth, Tacita Dean, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sarah Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Pipilotti Rist, Mika Rottenberg, Kaari Upson, and Erika Vogt, among other solo and group exhibitions. In October 2017, she curated “Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours,” the Eighth Sequences Real Time Art Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Georgian Pavillion at the 2019 Venice Biennale with artist Anna K.E.. She has contributed to and edited numerous publications and exhibition catalogs, and regularly lectures on contemporary art and curating. 

    Jasmine Wahi, Holly Block Social Justice Curator, Bronx Museum, 
    New York

    • Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom
    • A curator, activist, TEDx speaker, and a founder and co-director of Project for Empty Space, Jasmine Wahi's practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism.

    Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum, New York

    • Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Carmen Hermo curated the Brooklyn presentation of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 (2018), Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection (2018–19), and Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, and formed part of the curatorial collective for Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After 
      Stonewall (2019). 

 

 

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