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.
    • Minors are welcome to attend our Drawing in the Gallery program but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

    Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Thomas.

  • Spring 2022 Program Schedule:

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 2/3
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 2/10
      Pavilion
      Collection Object
      n/a
    • 2/24
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 3/3
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 3/17
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 3/24
      Clayton
      Nude
      n/a
    • 3/31
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 4/7
      Pavilion
      Collection Objects
    • 4/14
      Clayton
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 4/21
      Mortin
      Nude
      n/a
    • 4/28
      Pavilion
      Clothed
      n/a
    On April 7th Dr. Daniel Sachs in the School of Art and Design will facilitate a night of studying objects from the ZMA permanent collection. Dr. Sachs is a practicing artist and art historian. He specializes in the history 19th c. American landscape painting and teaches an annual cycle of courses in historical studio practices spanning the Renaissance through Romanticism.

 

 

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.

    • 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.
    • March 30, 2022: In association with the exhibition, In Conversation: The Fluid and The Concrete, visual artist Kyle Holland will discuss the field of contemporary book arts as it relates to the disciplines of letterpress printing and hand papermaking. He will present his own works and works by other artists that activate handmade paper as a substance and substrate by creating physical connections to place or by recycling objects that have memories, stories, and experiences associated with them into paper.
    • February 23, 2022: Kayte Terry, ZMA East Project Wall East exhibiting artist shared a presentation on her work.
      • Recording coming soon

 

Colorful abstract paintings on canvas

 Art4Healing® Workshop

Next Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Time: 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, February 22 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 15 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday, April 5 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Monday, April 18 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  

 

Photo of Gentle Yoga Instructor, MK, posing outside with her hands clasped together with a goat.

Gentle Yoga

Next Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ruth Zuckerman Pavilion 

RESERVE

 

  • Gentle Yoga incorporates the mind and body to assist with overall wellbeing. Gentle yoga will focus on holding stretches for longer periods of time while mindfully moving through the flow of postures. The class is supported by using blocks and bolsters. This class will assist with relaxation, stress management, and self-reflection. The practice is inclusive to all, and no yoga experience is needed as modifications will be provided. If you have a bolster or block, feel free to bring your own as there are a limited number available. See you on the mat!

    Please bring a yoga mat, block and bolster, if you have those items. A limited number 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.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with the Office of Student Advocacy.

    *Everyone who participates must sign the liability waiver.

    • January 12, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • January 26, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • February 23, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • March 23, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • April 6, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • May 4, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Detail of a persons hand planning a drum

Mindful Drumming 

Future dates coming soon

RESERVE

 

  • 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.

    • No remaining dates for the Spring semester, more dates coming soon 

 

Photo of Spring 2022 Book Club Book, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram.

ZMA + Interdisciplinary Studies Book Club 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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.

    Join the conversation this semester as we discuss The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram. The event will be held in person at the Museum with special refreshments and a view of the exhibition Leonardo Drew: Cycles, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. 

    Books will be provided to the first 25 who register.

    Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Thomas.

  • From the back cover:

    A Classic of ecological philosophy, The Spell of the Sensuous continues to exert a powerful influence in many disciplines. At once lyrical, poetic, and intellectually bracing, this book startles our sense out of habitual ways of seeing and hearing, waking us to our full-bodied engagement in the wider life of the animate Earth. 

    David Abram is a skilled sleight-of-hand magician who lived among indigenous medicine persons on several continents. Starting from the intimate rapport between these traditional magicians and the animals, plants, and landforms that surround them, The Spell of the Sensuous draws us into remarkable series of investigations regarding the fluid, participatory nature of perception, and the reciprocity between our sense and the sensuous terrain. The book unfolds into an exploration of language, and the power of words either to enhance or to stifle the earthly life of the senses. 

    Rich in storytelling and word magic, this exuberant and deeply ethical work demonstrates that our mind, our imagination, and our very humanity remain dependent upon the more-than-human natural world for their coherence. 

    Quotes:

    "A book of rare brilliance and huge influence, that has now shaped the thought of a generation of readers. Today more than ever, as the Anthropocene shadow lengthens and darkens, we need the hope and vision of this remarkable work." - Robert MacFarlane, author of Landmarks

    "A truly original work. Abram puts forth his daring hypothesis with poetic vigor and argumentative insight that stimulate reconsideration of the technological commonplace." - Science 

Featured image: Photo of Spring 2022 book club selected book, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram.

 

 

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