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University Museum displays Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center

University Museum displays Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center

Art of Africa exhibit at the Edwardsville Arts Center will feature interactive activities for visitors Poster courtesy of Noelle Norris
The University Museum will exhibit Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) featuring new interactive aspects.
University Museum curators and graduate assistants Noelle Norris and Carrie Smith have taken on the yearlong task due […]

University Museum director Eric Barnett retires after nearly 20 years

University Museum director Eric Barnett retires after nearly 20 years

Eric Barnett, who has served as the University Museum’s director for nearly 20 years, is set to retire at the end of this month.
Throughout his time at the museum, Barnett said he has most enjoyed “playing with the toys.”
Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum, examines some of the new collection donated by the SMART […]

Midwest Paint Group visually responds to SIUE's Jean Helion painting

Midwest Paint Group visually responds to SIUE’s Jean Helion painting

A painting that has been in SIUE’s possession for nearly 50 years recently drew the interest of the Midwest Paint Group, causing its members to create visual responses to it. They unveiled those responses last week.
The group visited the campus over the summer to view the painting, “Le Grand Luxembourg,” by French artist Jean Helion […]

University Museum yarn bombing begins in October

University Museum yarn bombing begins in October

Many pieces of art decorate the spacious SIUE campus, but many also fade into the background as everyday objects – not necessarily attracting the attention of passersby. But some of those pieces will come to life with vibrant cloths, patterns and fabric patches.
Photo courtesy of Noelle Norris
The University Museum is spearheading a yarn bombing event […]

University Museum prepares for Sanchez exhibit

University Museum prepares for Sanchez exhibit

Two graduate assistants and University Museum Director Eric Barnett are in the process of selecting pieces for the first exhibit at the new Art and Design Building gallery. And they have nearly 500 pieces to choose from.
Graduate student Carrie Smith prepares pieces for the University Museum's Emilio Sanchez exhibit, which opens March 21 at the […]

University Museum director discusses pre-Columbian exhibit

University Museum director discusses pre-Columbian exhibit

University Museum Director Eric Barnett gave a lecture last week about the museum’s pre-Columbian exhibit that is currently on display at the Edwardsville Arts Center.
University Museum Director Eric Barnett gives a lecture at the Edwardsville Arts Center, where pre-Columbian pieces from the museum are currently on display.
The exhibit gives a representative example of a “wide […]

Pre-Columbian artifacts on display at Edwardsville Arts Center

Pre-Columbian artifacts on display at Edwardsville Arts Center

Pre-Columbian pieces on exhibit at the Edwardsville Art Center should tell the tale of a culturally diverse region, according to Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum.
“[In] Pre-Columbian cultures, there were multiple cultures that really did not have anything to do with each other, and it shows in their objects because there’s no real strong […]

Hand puppets from Proctor Puppets collection

SIUE’s Proctor Puppets collection exhibited at SWIC Schmidt Art Center

The SIUE Museum Studies department has opened the “Proctor Puppets: Showcasing Amusement” exhibit at Southwestern Illinois College’s (SWIC) Schmidt Art Center on the Belleville Campus. The exhibit opened on Nov. 1, 2012, and will be at Schmidt until Dec. 14.
Hand puppets from the Proctor Puppets collection
The exhibit was organized and put together by Associate History […]

Emilio Sanchez art displayed in TheBANK of Edwardsville

Emilio Sanchez art displayed in TheBANK of Edwardsville

The exhibit at TheBANK of Edwardsville
The University Museum, under the administration of Director Eric Barnett, opened an exhibit of some of the artwork of Cuban American artist Emilio Sanchez on Sept. 24 at the main office of TheBANK of Edwardsville, located in downtown Edwardsville. The exhibit was opened in celebration of the newly established collaborative agreement […]

SIUE sponsors IAM conference

SIUE sponsors IAM conference

Workshop presenter, Peter Ael from Northern Illinois University conducted a workshop attended by several SIUE students, including Jennifer Turner.
From Wednesday, September 19th to Friday, September 21st, the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) held its Annual Fall Conference, with SIUE as the Conference’s presenting sponsor. This year’s theme for the conference was “Museums in a Time […]

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