Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions

Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions

About the Exhibition

By Jason E. Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions
Each year the Miami University Art Museum (MUAM) adds to its growing permanent collection of more than 17,000 objects. The collection is enhanced through gifts and bequests from alumni and other donors who support the arts, and purchases from auctions, galleries and artists. More than 300 objects were accessioned between 2018 and 2020. Featured in the exhibition are nearly 50 examples of painting, printmaking, photography, textiles and sculpture from internationally recognized artists, including Joyce Tenneson, Steve Schapiro, Jasper Johns and Utagawa Kunisada. Also highlighted are regional standouts Alice Schille, Ellen Price (MU Professor Emerita), Thom Shaw, Annette Covington, Michelle Red Elk, Scott Shoemaker and Larry Winston Collins (MU Professor Emerita).

Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions not only showcases recent additions to the collection, but also acknowledges the generosity of the benefactors who directly contribute to the growth of the Miami University Art Museum. Special appreciation to the Miami University Center for Career Exploration & Success for its support of Dr. Michael Hatch’s Art and Its Markets class held each Spring semester which assisted with purchasing several additions to the collections.

The exhibition is curated with the assistance of Curatorial Interns, Hannah Martin and Aspen Stein, Spring 2021. These interns helped to select the works, conduct research, and write the text panels and object labels for this exhibition.


Images captions:
Alice Schille (American, 1869-1955)
Harvest, Brittany, ca. 1907-1908
Watercolor on paper
Gift of Mike Guy

Thom Shaw (American, 1947-2010)
Urban Medals, 2003
Woodcut Print
Gift of Ellen Price

Open Jan 25-Jun 11, 2022
Tue–Fri 10 AM–5 PM | Sat 12–5 PM | 2nd Wed 10 AM-8 PM


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