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Former SIUE student curates print collection at EAC

Former SIUE student curates print collection at EAC

Everyday conversation, and the different ways humans communicate, was the subject matter highlighting a collection of prints from the University Museum Feb. 18 at the Edwardsville Art Center.
Jessica Hunt MFA student studying sculpture, looks at a print during the SIUE History Museum’s annual exhibition at the Edwardsville Art show Feb. 18. The show was curated […]

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

Agnes Pal’s love of art was born of curiosity and fondness for beautiful shapes nearly a lifetime ago.  She said she loved art since she was a child living in the Hungarian town of Mako, dreaming of artistic designs in her steel bed painted with the Seven Dwarves.
SIUE alum Agnes Pal, left, has created dozens […]

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its third annual Art-ahhh-thon on Friday, featuring artistic events from various departments within the college.
The College of Arts and Sciences presents its third annual Art-ahhh-thon, which features poetry readings, 3-D printing demonstrations and more.
The purpose of the event, according to Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of […]

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Anthropology professor Shouyong Pan explained the motifs of jade sculptures and presented on other areas of his expertise as visiting scholar Photo courtesy of Willmott
Professor of anthropology and museum studies Shouyong Pan of Minzu University in Beijing shared his insights of jade sculptures with anthropology students at the Ethnology Museum Laboratory last week as visiting scholar.
Pan also […]

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 […]

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