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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 […]

Angel watches studiers on Lovejoy Library 2nd

Angel watches studiers on Lovejoy Library 2nd

Members of the University Museum work at installing the terra cotta angel on the 2nd floor of Lovejoy Library in 1985. photo courtesy of University Museum.
Students who study on Lovejoy Library’s second floor are graced by the presence of an angel. The angel has kept watch in the group study area just above the […]

Dinosaur or abstract art sculpture, you decide

Dinosaur or abstract art sculpture, you decide

The SIUE entrance to University Park is guarded by a statue, one some people may view as a dinosaur.  But was that the artist’s original idea?  According to Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum, it wasn’t.
Richard Hunt poses next to his latest sculpture at the SIUE East St. Louis campus. photo courtesy of […]

Headpot to be displayed in Arkansas

Headpot to be displayed in Arkansas

A piece of the University Museum at SIUE will be on its way to Arkansas Monday, February 14, according to Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum.
Headpot that will be on display in Arkansas from the SIUE University Museum. picture courtesy of the University Museum.
Mary Anne Parker of the Parkin Archeological State Park of Parkin […]

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