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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 […]

University Museum expands the collection

University Museum expands the collection

Museums are always striving to expand their collections to reach the broadest audience possible. On Monday, October 24, SIUE’s University Museum will expand in several different ways.**
Recently, an email was sent out from the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago stating that they were looking for a home for a collection of […]

Rodin - The Walking Man

Rodin – The Walking Man

Auguste Rodin's "The Walking Man."
Visitors to SIUE’s Lovejoy Library pass by a masterpiece by the hundreds each day without even knowing the cultural and monetary value of the art.  The sculpture, which is much larger than life, ties many points in history, past and present, together.
The sculpture is “The Walking Man” by Auguste Rodin.  It […]

Museum art 'abroad' -- at EAC

Museum art ‘abroad’ — at EAC

SIUE’s University Museum broadened its reach in the Edwardsville community this summer.
Keeping in pattern with the idea that art is to be seen and experienced, Eric Barnett, University Museum director, responded to a request from the Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC).  EAC approached Barnett about borrowing an outdoor sculpture from the museum.  EAC is in the […]

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