Upcoming Exhibitions

Academic Year 2020-2021

FALL 2020

Broadsides & 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?”