2005-06

Riverhouse Editions: Master Prints by 44 Artists
September 15 – November 10, 2005

This exhibition celebrates an exciting new partnership between the School of Art and Art History and the Riverhouse Editions printmaking studio. Since 1988, Riverhouse Editions has created world-class prints in an idyllic setting along the Elk River near Steamboat Springs. Through a partnership with DU, the benefits of this extraordinary program will become accessible to the University community and friends. The exhibition includes works by 44 artists, all printed in collaboration with the master printers of Riverhouse Editions. The exhibition will highlight the cooperative, studio model of artistic creation, as well as the tools and methods of this highly demanding art form.

The Timeless Bead: Courtship, Wedding and Marriage Beads
December 3 – 23, 2005

The exhibition, from Arizona’s Bead Museum, highlights the use of beaded art to celebrate weddings and courtship around the world. Organized by DU ART!, which kicks off the event with a weekend of bead art events, including a bead fair.

Diaspora: Photographs of Frederick Brenner
January 12 – March 10, 2006

Photographs exploring the questions of diaspora and Jewish identity. Organized by the Center for Judaic Studies. A social anthropologist, Brenner photographs subjects that he feels represent the geographic, cultural and communal diversity of Jewish life around the world.

Lecture: As part of the education series on “Diaspora: Celebrating the Diversity of Jewish Art and Culture around the World,” Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of art at New York University, spoke about “Before and After Jewish: Notes on Diasporic Imagination”.

Jewish diaspora discussed in lecture by Emily Salner, The Clarion
Diaspora opens in Shwayder by Emily Salner, The Clarion

Minnette Vári’s “Chimera”
March 30 – May 7, 2006

South African artist Minnette Vári will visit the Myhren Gallery to supervise the installation of her video artwork “Chimera,” which reflects on the complex political situation of post-apartheid South Africa through a critical reworking of the “Voortrekker”(“Pioneer”) Monument, erected in Pretoria in 1949. Vári’s take on this politically charged monument questions both racial and gender attitudes encoded in the original. The artist’s visit will provide the opportunity for workshops through the SAAH Visiting Artists series.

(In)formal : BFA Student Exhibition
May 18 – June 10, 2006

Featured artists include: Kara Cochran, Robbie Lee Deel, Amanda Lenz, Stefanie Pahler, Joey Piccola, Naomi Scheck, Alexis Siler, Ashley Tucker, and Joshua Van Engen. The School of Art & Art History is pleased to present the annual exhibition of work by graduating seniors from the School’s programs in Studio Art and Electronic Media and Design