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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 […]

University adds 490 pieces of Sanchez’s art

University adds 490 pieces of Sanchez’s art

This past January, the SIUE University Museum added nearly 500 pieces of art from the  artist Emilio Sanchez. The addition of the collection was facilitated by Eric Barnett, director of the SIUE University Museum.
According to the Foundation website biography, “Emilio Sanchez was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1921. He began his artistic training at the Art […]

Nardi’s ‘monoliths’ represent solar markers

Nardi’s ‘monoliths’ represent solar markers

While there are few pieces of artwork that are meant to be touched, SIUE’s University Museum offers several. On the southwest corner of the Student Fitness center sits a large henge.  It may be cold outside yet this winter, but this installation artwork on campus begs for human interaction.
The installation is entitled “On the Eclipse” […]

Museum objects inspire haiku's and exhibition

Museum objects inspire haiku’s and exhibition

The SIUE University Museum spread into the Edwardsville community this past Friday with what Museum Director Eric Barnett is calling an artistic dialogue. Barnett helped to create an art exhibit in the Edwardsville Art Center, located at Edwardsville High School, with assistance from Edwardsville high school English teacher Dixie Patrow and her students.
According to Barnett, […]

Ferd Lang hangs in MUC

Ferd Lang hangs in MUC

Art sometimes pushes the understanding of space. To achieve different effects, artists will push the edge of their art in order to push the concepts of space and negative space. The Morris University Center (MUC) houses one of these types of paintings that pushes these concepts.
Hanging near the book store is a rather large Ferd […]

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