Category: Faculty News

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 […]

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 […]

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