Upcoming Exhibitions

Academic Year 2020-2021

FALL 2020

Broadsheets & Calaveras: José Guadalupe Posada

August 25-December 12, 2020

Douglass Gallery

José Guadalupe Posada is recognized as one of the best satirical illustrators in Mexican history. Many of his prints were featured in broadsheets (broadsides) printed in Mexico City around the turn of the 20th century. He is celebrated for his humorous social and political commentary of the Mexico in which he lived, relying heavily on his famed use of the calaveras (skulls).

 

Chasing Light: B&W Photography

August 25-December 12, 2020

McKie Gallery

Chasing Light explores the photographer's specific handling and use of light (natural and artificial) to capture the dramatic or subtle effects of light. Thirty-two B&W photographs from the permanent collection are featured in this exhibition associated with the theme “Light &”, part of the FotoFocus Biennial. 

 

Rebuilding European Tourism: Travel Posters and the World Wars

August 25-December 12, 2020

Farmer Gallery

The travel posters donated to the Miami University Art Museum by Elma Pratt will transport visitors across Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. Twenty posters will be presented in the context of how the imagery enticed European tourism in an effort to boost economies and assist with the rebuilding of Europe’s beautiful locations. 


SPRING 2021


Metamorphosis: A Student Response

January 26-June 12, 2021

Douglass Gallery

In this seventh juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to the concept of “metamorphosis.” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, metamorphosis means “change of physical form, structure, or substance; a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances.”  

 

Sacred Songs: Antiphonals and Illuminations

January 26-June 12, 2021

McKie Gallery

Written systems of musical notation developed in the 10th and 11th centuries, and by the 12th century it had been revised to make religious songs universal among religious orders. Many of these songs were produced large-scale for choirs performing the liturgy as Gregorian Chant. 



Art History Capstone Exhibition (Contemporary Art)

January 26-June 15, 2021

Farmer Gallery

Under the guidance of Annie Dell’Aria, Assistant Professor of Art & Architectural History, and Art Museum staff, senior Art & Architecture History Capstone students will spend the Fall 2020 semester curating an exhibition for the Spring 2021 semester. The exhibition is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Linda Nochlin’s seminal article, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” 

Academic Year 2021-2022

FALL 2021


Quadrennial Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition

August 24-December 11, 2021

Douglass, McKie & Farmer Galleries

Current and emeritus faculty of the Department of Art, along with selected alumni will be reunited again in the 2021 Quadrennial Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition. The body of work presented in this 2021 presentation will feature a diverse exploration of art forms including sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography, video, printmaking, collage, mixed media works and scholarly publications. 


SPRING 2022

From the Ground Up

January 25-June 11, 2022

McKie Gallery

Pottery exhibitions typically examine how ceramics are painted, carved, or glazed and what they say about the culture in which they were created. From the Ground Up explores how the maker/artist constructed the object and what the various methods tell us about the evolution of pottery production.


Art History Capstone Exhibition (Early 20th century) 

January 25-June 11, 2022

McKie Gallery

Under the guidance of Associate Professor Pepper Stetler (Art History) and Art Museum staff, senior Art & Architecture History Capstone students will spend the Fall 2020 semester curating an exhibition for the Spring 2022 semester. 

Collections Highlights: Recent Acquisitions 

January 25-June 11, 2022

Farmer Gallery

Each year the Miami University Art Museum adds to its growing permanent collection through gifts, bequests and purchases. This exhibition highlights a selection of works acquired between 2019 and 2021. 

Academic Year 2022-2023

FALL 2022

Time is of the Essence: A Student Response

January 26-June 11, 2022

Douglass Gallery

In this eighth juried Student Response Exhibition (SRE), Miami University students are called upon to creatively respond to a theme - Time. Time is abstract and theoretical. It is measurable: seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, etc. It is also temporal and elusive, yet it defines us — what, when, and how we live.  

 

Miami Inked: Tattoo History, Culture & Art

August 23-December 10, 2022

McKie Gallery

Miami Inked explores the history of tattoos around the world through a study of anthropology and art. The exhibition looks at the evolution from cultural manifestations to popular cultural references. 

 

Steve Schapiro: A Civil Rights Photographer 

August 23-December 10, 2022

Farmer Gallery

During the turbulent 1960s, Steve Schapiro was there with his camera capturing some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Schapiro was also one of the principle photographers documenting the historic 1964 Freedom Summer campaign. 



SPRING 2023

Art History Capstone Exhibition (Renaissance & Baroque) 

January 31-June 10, 2023

Douglass Gallery

Under the guidance of Associate Professor Andrew Casper (Art History) and Art Museum staff, senior Art & Architecture History Capstone students will spend the Fall 2022 semester curating an exhibition for the Spring 2023 semester.


Georges Rouault: The Miserere Series

January 31-June 10, 2023

McKie Gallery

Georges Rouault, often considered the most important religious artist of the early 20th century,  bridged Christianity in post-WWI France. In his Miserere series, Rouault produced stirring commentaries on the horrors of death in a time when war ran rampant and religion was waning from modern consciousness. 


The World in Which We Live

January 31-June 10, 2023

Farmer Gallery

The increasing environmental changes have drawn the attention of more than geologists, meteorologists, biologists and environmental activists. Artists are creating works to serve as a tool to bring awareness through a different medium than the news, journal articles, research, social media and public demonstrations.