Upcoming Exhibitions

Fall 2023

August 22–December 16, 2023
In this 8th juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to a theme - the Environment. It's Our World, is one of two exhibitions in 2023-24 developed in conjunction with the University's FOCUS theme of Sustainability led by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability. Students will creatively reflect and respond to our changing environment, illustrating how creative expression can be used to observe, understand, represent, and draw attention to environmental issues that face individuals and the collective in this one world we share. Interpretations are subject to the student's personal perspective, major/minor, year of study, culture, age, and experiences.
The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a golden time for artists across Ohio. In particular, many women with strong Ohio connections, including Elizabeth Nourse, Alice Schille, and Maria Longworth Nichols Storer (founder of Rookwood Pottery) helped propel the state to national attention. It was also a remarkable time for women who gained much respect and recognition for their own artistic merits. Painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and furniture and woodworking, were the most widely produced and celebrated art forms. In addition to the rise of women artists in Ohio, many important art institutes and museums were founded to promote educational opportunities and venues for public appreciation of the arts.
Heritage: Shaping Past, Present and Future (Farmer Gallery)
Representations of the past, whether real or imagined, have long been the focus of artists and craftspeople through the ages. Heritage explores how traditions have been reinvented and reimagined over time, from mythologizing to romanticizing, along with attempts to document and conserve in tandem with dismantling the past on to contemporary artists who are exploring new ways of representing, reinventing, and deconstructing cultural heritage in present day and future pasts. Heritage will feature diverse voices from Miami University faculty and external scholars who will contribute interpretive writings in response to select works relevant to the themes of the exhibition and their academic disciplines.

Spring 2024

January 30 – June 30, 2024
Minohsaya: Painted Robes of the Myaamia and Peoria (Douglass Gallery)
In collaboration with the Myaamia Center here at Miami University and members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, this community-curated exhibition explores new research and the revitalization of the painted hides tradition. Minohsaya is organized as one part of the larger project in collaboration with members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma and the University of Illinois.

Landscape in Art: An Art & Architecture History Capstone Exhibition (McKie Gallery)
The 13th annual Capstone exhibition, led by Assistant Professor of Art & Architecture History, Michael Hatch, centers on the topic of landscape in art. Students in the Fall 2023 seminar will curate the exhibition from the Art Museum's collection with guidance from museum staff. This celebrated exhibition series will offer student the rare opportunity to research and collectively curate an original exhibition. 
The World In Which We Live: The Art of Environmental Awareness (Farmer Gallery)
The World In Which We Live will present an exploration of contemporary art created as a rallying cry for awareness and action regarding our fragile changing environment. In conjunction with Miami University's 2023-2024 FOCUS theme of Environmental Justice, this exhibition highlights how artists are engaging in social action through activism, education, and an understanding of environmental science.