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Tam Tam stands tall in Library light well

Tam Tam stands tall in Library light well

A traditional musical instrument from the north Ambryn region is firmly planted in the center of Lovejoy Library.
The artifact is a large figure carved from a tree trunk, according to Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum. The slit allows the artist to hollow out the trunk. The instrument is beat with drumsticks to signal or […]

Medals are an art exhibit, too

Medals are an art exhibit, too

One University Museum display may not seem to fit the typical description. The Army ROTC office in Founder’s Hall contains just such an exhibit. It is a collection of American Military awards.
Medal of Honor awarded to Clyde Choate.
Richard Norris of the University Museum put the display together for his post graduate certification in museum studies.  The […]

The MUC was made for it -- 'Plumbob' -- Art in the MUC

The MUC was made for it — ‘Plumbob’ — Art in the MUC

Usually, art is designed for a space. This is an understandable method of creating art. You wouldn’t want to create a piece of art that would never fit into the space for which it is designated.
However, SIUE’s Morris University Center did not follow this ‘logical’ path. Rather, the ‘Plumbob’ piece was discovered and then the […]

University Museum fundraises for memorial

University Museum fundraises for memorial

The University Museum is helping with a fundraising effort to erect a memorial for local fallen soldiers. The effort is spearheaded by Douglas and Jill Garbs, parents of U.S. Army Ranger Spc. Ryan C. Garbs. Ryan Garbs was killed in action in Zabul Province, Afghanistan in 2007.
The bust for the memorial. photo courtesy of TheBANK […]

Sullivan baluster goes Kiev, Ukraine

Sullivan baluster goes Kiev, Ukraine

A piece of the Sullivan collection from SIUE was sent to Kiev, Ukraine this summer. It was sent as part of the Art in Embassies program. The program sends art overseas at the request of the U.S. State Department.
The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine thanks SIUE for the art loan.
The Art in Embassies program is designed to […]

Touchable art? Here?

Touchable art? Here?

Few people know that some art is also designed to be touched and examined. SIUE houses one of these experiential art pieces. The pedestal style art stands inside Rendleman Hall near the southwest entrance. The sculptor is Terence Karpowicz, of Chicago, Ill.
Karpowicz's 'Passage of Time' in motion.
The piece was purchased with money from a grant from […]

Sullivan Collection Represents

Sullivan Collection Represents

A tellers wicket in cast bronze from the National Farmers Bank from 1907.
A baluster in cast bronze from the Schlesinger and Mayer store from 1899.
Throughout Lovejoy Library are treasures from America’s architectural past. Louis Sullivan became the founder of what is now called the Chicago school of architecture.
Born in 1856, Sullivan and architect partner Dankmar […]

The Smiling Lincoln passed by hundreds each week

The Smiling Lincoln passed by hundreds each week

A young Abraham Lincoln, beardless with a slight smile on his lips, watches diligently as people pass under his nose in the front foyer of Lovejoy Library on the SIU Edwardsville campus.
The “Abraham Lincoln” painting is known affectionately as the “Smiling Lincoln.” It is so overlooked that even those who work next to it often […]

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