Programs

 

  • Black and white phot of artist Lesley Dill.

    Lesley Dill Artist Lecture

    April 9, 2021,12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Location: Zoom, link provided to registered guests

    The Zuckerman Museum of Art will host a one-hour virtual lecture with renowned artist Lesley Dill on Friday, April 9, 2021 at noon via Zoom. This virtual lecture event is in conjunction with Some Early Visionaries, an exhibition in our Fine Arts Gallery featuring drawings and collages by Lesley Dill. The exhibit will be on view in our Fine Arts Gallery from Tuesday, March 16 through Saturday, April 10, 2021. 

    • Lesley Dill is an American artist working at the intersection of language and fine art in printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance, exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche. Dill transforms the emotions of the writings of Emily Dickinson, Salvador Espriu, Tom Sleigh, Franz Kafka, and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others, into works of paper, wire, horsehair, foil, bronze and music—works that awaken the viewer to the physical intimacy and power of language itself.

      Dill has had over one hundred solo exhibitions. Her artworks are in the collections of many major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2017 she was named a fellow of The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and is a Joan Mitchell Foundation Creating A Living Legacy artist and grant recipient.  Her opera, Divide Light, based on the poems of Emily Dickinson, was performed in San Jose in 2008. In April of 2018 the New Camerata Opera Company performed a re-staged version in New York City which was captured in a full-length film by Ed Robbins.

      In November 2019, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans presented a collection of her work titled Drawings: Some Early Visionary Americans. In 2021, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa will stage her exhibit Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, which amplifies voices of the North American past as they wrestle with divinity, deviltry, and freedom.

      The artist is represented by Nohra Haime Gallery in New York and Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans.

      Lesley Dill lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

     

  • Featured image of SOAAD Professors: (clockwise from top left) Page Burch, Kristine Kim, Don Robson and Chris Malone.

    Last Wednesday Lunch

    Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    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.

    The Last Wednesday Lunch program for spring 2021 will feature faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members will share their perspective on the creative work they practice. Each of these lively and provocative prerecorded talks will be unique and may cover such topics as inspiration, ideation, process, or problem-solving. They will be delivered through virtualArtsKSU. Please RSVP to receive your link to the recording.

    We look forward to shining a spotlight on many of the wonderful artists we are honored to have in our KSU community.

    Spring 2021 Program:

    Summer 2021 Program:

    • July 28: Hannah Amuka, Juror of the 2021 SOAAD Alumni Biennial Exhibition
    Featured image of SOAAD Professors: (clockwise from top left) Page Burch, Kristine Kim, Don Robson, and Chris Malone. 

 

Drawing in the GalleryDrawing in the gallery

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

RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR SPRING EVENTS NOW

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.


 

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject
      Guest Artist?
    • 1/28/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Clothed model
    • 2/4/2021
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavillion
      Clothed model
       
    • 2/11/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
       
    • 2/18/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • 2/25/2021
      N/A
      Closed
       
    • 3/4/2021
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion
      Objects from the collection
       
    • 3/11/2021
      N/A
      Closed
      KSU Spring Break
    • 3/18/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
       
    • 3/25/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
    • 4/1/2021
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion
      Clothed model
       
    • 4/8/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Objects from the collection
    • 4/15/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • 4/22/2021
      Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion
      Clothed model 
       
    • 4/29/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 6/10/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • 6/17/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
       
    • 6/24/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • 7/1/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
       
    • 7/8/2021
      Clayton Gallery
      Nude model
       
    • 7/15/2021
      Mortin Gallery
      Clothed model
       

 

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

  • Masks are required at all times in the ZMA.
  • We will now limit the number of participants at each Drawing in the Gallery event to 10 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.
  • Seating will be provided to visitors at a safe distance from fellow participants.
  • We ask each visitor to remain in their selected seat and ask a staff member to assist with the movement of the seat if you wish to relocate during the drawing session.
  • We ask that all non-cohabitating patrons maintain a 6' social distance at all times.
  • We ask that all patrons follow the suggested traffic pattern as they move through the ZMA.
  • 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.

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


 

  • Photo of curator, Alice Stites

    HERstory Lecture: Alice Gray Stites

    POSTPONED: New Date TBD

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the new date of the virtual lecture. 

    Alice Gray Stites curates exhibitions and oversees commissions, cultural programming, and museum operations for 21c Hotel’s multiple venues, in addition to collaborating with founders Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown on art sourcing and acquisitions. Stites will discuss her work as a prominent curator in the field and will also focus on her exhibition, The Future is Female, which is on view at the 21c Hotel in Durham. 

    “Thirty years ago, theorist Judith Butler published her influential book, Gender Trouble, which posits that gender is performative, challenging the binaries long established by the patriarchy: “Precisely because ‘female’ no longer appears to be a stable notion; its meaning is as troubled and unfixed as ‘woman.’” The fluidity of gender and sexual identity is today widely accepted, and yet as the art featured in The Future is Female illuminates, the struggle for equality and inclusion persists: much progress is needed before Woolfalk’s fantasy of the utopian world of the Empathics reflects lived reality," states Stites regarding the exhibition. 

    Prior to this role with 21c, Alice was Director of artwithoutwalls, Adjunct Curator for the Speed Art Museum, and has served in various editorial roles for ARTnews, Contemporanea, and Art & Auction. 

    Funding for this speaker was provided by the COTA DEI Committee Guest Lecture Grant.

     


     

    Coloring Pages

    Need a new activity? Activate your hands and quiet your mind with coloring pages shared by ZMA exhibiting artists. Download them here.

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