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.

  • Fall 2022 Program Schedule:

    • Date
      Gallery Location
      Subject Matter
      Guest Artist
    • 9/8
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 9/22
      Mortin    
      Nude
      n/a
    • 10/6
      Pavilion  
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 10/20
      Mortin
      Nude
      n/a
    • 11/3
      Mortin
      Clothed
      n/a
    • 11/17
       Mortin
      Nude
      n/a
    • 12/1
      Pavilion
      Clothed
      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.

    • August 31, 2022
      Art Education: Looking Ahead, with Laura LaQuaglia, Supervisor, Learning Design and Visual Arts for Cobb County Schools, and Betsy Eppes, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, K-12 for Fulton County Schools. Join these leaders in K-12 art education for a discussion of current obstacles faced in art education and the solutions needed for viable K-12 arts programs.

    • September 28, 2022
      Contrapunto Project, with Carlos A. Solis, Visual Artist and Founder, Contrapunto Contemporary Latin American Art Group. The Latin American artists group Contrapunto joined together in 2008 to make the presence of Latin American artists stronger and more recognizable. Come hear the founder talk about these diverse artists and their history of jointly exhibiting their work.

    • October 26, 2022
      What Can a Renoir Teach a Doctor?, with Brooke DiGiovanni Evans, Director of Visual Arts Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Lecturer, Boston University. The application of visual arts to healthcare education and clinician professional development has been gaining momentum over the last several years but is still relatively new work. Explore the activities and outcomes that engaging with the visual arts can provide clinicians in all stages of their careers. From communication skills to empathy, the visual arts build opportunities to hone important skills that benefit healthcare providers and their patients.

    • November 17, 2022
      Transforming Loss: Julia Kristeva and the Semiotics of Beauty, with Dr. Stacy K. Kelter, Associate Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Department. Dr. Keltner will share a talk on how philosopher Julia Kristeva’s psychoanalytic and aesthetic theory focuses explicitly on how art negotiates negative effects like loss and abjection.
    • July 27,  2022: Making the Invisible Visible
      In association with the exhibition, Invisible to Visible: Art Educator Biennial 2022, visual artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Georgia State University Perimeter College, Al Parker-Shockley will discuss their artistic practice and the process of jurying the exhibition.
    • June 29, 2022: Art on Campus: A Tour of Outdoor Sculpture at KSU’s Kennesaw Campus Elizabeth Thomas, Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, shared backstories and information about some of the sculptural works permanently installed on the grounds of Kennesaw State University’s Kennesaw Campus.
      • Recording coming soon

    • May 25, 2022: Jeff Campana, KSU School of Art and Design (SOAAD) Associate Professor of Art in Ceramics, shared a presentation on the new technologies now available to students in SOAAD for creating three-dimensional work.
    • 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 discussed 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.
    • January 26, 2022: JoyEllen Williams, Special Collections Curator for KSU Museums, Archives, and Rare Books, shared a presentation on the materials in the Cherokee collection, how it came to be, and goals for its expansion.
    • November 17, 2021: Dr. Reid Masters, Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale and Co-founder & Assistant Director, Kinnara Ensemble, shared his presentation, “Hugo Distler's Totentanz: Pioneering the Immersive, Multimedia Experience.”
    • October 27, 2021: Alissa Tertichny, a Clinical Case Manager and Counselor with Kennesaw State University's Counseling and Psychological Services, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Art4Healing® Facilitator presented “Art as a Therapeutic Tool in the Work of Counseling.”
    • September 29, 2021: Printmaking Professor Valerie Dibble and Dr. Carol Pulin, Director of The American Print Alliance discussed the creation of The American Print Alliance
      September 11, 2001, Memorial Portfolio, which was on view 9/10 – 10/2 in the Fine Arts Gallery. 
    • August 25, 2021: Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the museum, discussed the exhibition This Mortal Coil and related research conducted at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Winterthur, Delaware.
    • July 28, 2021: Hannah Amuka, Juror of the SOAAD Alumni Biennial 2021 Exhibition shared insight into the selection and curatorial process of the Fine Arts Gallery summer show.
    • June 30, 2021: Artist Jess Jones presented a lecture about her work Weeping Quit at the ZMA and additional ongoing projects.  
    • May 26, 2021: Page Burch, Lecturer of Sculpture and Coordinator of the Master Craftsman Program shared insight into the program's public art projects and the Fine Arts Gallery retrospective exhibition, Master Craftsman: Classroom to Community.
    • April 28, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The April 28th event presented prerecorded presentations by Page Burch, Kristine Kim, Chris Malone, and Don Robson.
    • March 31, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The March 31st event presented prerecorded presentations by Jeff Campana, Sandee Chamberlain, Deborah Hutchinson, and Robert Sherer.
    • February 24, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative  practice. The February 24th event presented prerecorded presentations by  Craig Brasco, Donna Colebeck, Valerie Dibble, and Keith Smith.
    • January 27, 2021: The spring 2021 program featured faculty artists represented in the Spring 2021 School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition. Each month several faculty members shared their perspectives on their creative practice. The January 27th event presented prerecorded presentations by Jonathan Fisher, Matt Haffner, Joseph Karg, and Joe Remillard.
    • November 18, 2020: Members of CIFAL Atlanta and their Distinguished Student Ambassador team spoke 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.

    • October 28, 2020: it's your world for the moment artist, Erin Jane Nelson presented a virtual lecture.

    • September 30, 2020: A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries artist, Keith Smith shared insight into his work and artistic practice.

 

Colorful abstract paintings on canvas

 Art4Healing® Workshop

Next Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 12:30  pm - 2:30 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.

  • New Fall Dates

    • Wednesday, August 31 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Theme: Expressing Feelings with Color
    • Monday, September 12, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
      • Theme: Revealed
    • Friday, October 14 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      • Theme: The Darkness Within
    • Monday, November 14 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
      • Theme: Paint Your Way to Inner Peace

 

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

Gentle Yoga

Select Wednesdays This Fall
Time: 1:00  pm - 2:00 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.

    •  August 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • September 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • September 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    •  October 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • November 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • November 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • December 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Photo of Mindful Drumming program participants drumming in the gallery

Mindful Drumming 

Next Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 2:00  pm - 3:00 pm

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.

    • Friday, September 9, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

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, August 30, 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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