The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times
Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fifteen women artists, all members of a long-running book group, were inspired to create art in response to Emily Wilson’s remarkable new translation of The Odyssey; the first English translation by a woman. The artists explore in different styles and media the characters and topics covered in Homer’s ancient poem: the meaning of home; the near impossibility of returning home; loyalty; families; migrants; war; poverty; identity; transformation. Participating artists include, Nancy Berlin, Ruth Fields, Carol Greenwood, Jane Kamine, Colleen Kiely, Marilyn Levin, Jennifer Moses, Karen Moss, Sterling Mulbry, Carla Munsat, Ellen Rich, Judy Riola, Civia
Rosenberg, Sandra Stark and Brenda Star.
The Odyssey: A new adaptation written by Prof. David Richman
Opening night Wednesday, October 30- 7 p.m., Johnson Theatre: Produced as part of a special collaboration with the Museum of Art and Dept of Art and Art History. For tickets: www.unharts.com or 603-862-7222. The Odyssey: A new adaptation will run through Sunday, November 3.
Wednesday, November 20, 12:10pm–1:10 p.m. Talk: The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times, Ruth Fields, Jane Kamine, Colleen Kiely, Jennifer Moses and Sterling Mulbry. Join us to hear how each artist created a visual response to Emily Wilson’s fresh perspective in her newest translation of Homer’s Odyssey. Museum of Art, PCAC
Wednesday, December 11, 12:10-1 p.m. Lecture: Coming Home and Being Home in Homer’s Odyssey, Dr. Stephen. Trzaskoma, Director, Center for the Humanities, discusses the ancient Greek concept of home and the hardships Odysseus and his family endure during his journey to return home after the Trojan War. A218, PCAC
Emily Mason: To Another Place
This exhibition traces the artistic arc of a career of a painter who encounters the world as a seamless aesthetic experience. Mason revels in the
beauty of paint itself. She explores and exploits it materiality, pushing technique to the edge. She possesses a remarkable constancy of vision supported by an increasingly nuanced mastery of paint and form. Organized by the Brattleboro Museum Art Center.
Wednesday, December 4, 12:10–1 p.m. Talk: Emily Mason: To Another Place, Chief Curator, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Mara Williams discusses works on view. Museum of Art, PCAC
Dan Mills: Human Topographies
(Closed March 16–21)
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5–7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 6, 5:15–6 p.m.
Dan Mills: Human Topographies, Mills will lead a discussion about his studio practice and works on view. Museum of Art, PCAC (Snow date: February 19, 12:10-1 p.m.)
Human Topographies presents a narrow slice of the artist’s wide-ranging and decades-long interest in history, exploration, and games and wordplay to investigate networks—networks of power, trade, and migration that underpin societies, nationally and globally. Mills makes luminous and layered paintings and collages about our shared human history utilizing maps and data to expose the legacies of imperialism: war, colonialism, and the forced displacement of people.
The idea of shared authorship—that visitors complete a work of art through their own understanding—is an organizing principle in Amy Stacey Curtis’ conceptual art practice. Her minimal, yet ambitious, sculptures and installations are activated through audience participation. Visitors to Transfer and mirror IV are invited to touch, perpetuate, and resolve of the exhibit’s ﬁve unique works according to a prescribed set of Curtis’ instructions. Supported by the Winthrop L. Carter Gift Fund.
February 7 - March 29, 2020
Meet the artist: Friday, February 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Supported by the UNH Arts Initiative Fund in collaboration with 3S Artspace and Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and sponsored by Pierce Aluminum Company.
Exhibitions at the Museum of Art
The Museum of Art presents eight to ten changing exhibitions yearly that cover a range of periods, styles, and media. Works from public and private collections throughout New England, as well as the Museum's permanent collection, provide the focus of important, widely acclaimed exhibitions.
Past exhibitions have included the etchings and engravings of Dürer and Rembrandt, contemporary work by New Hampshire artists, New England landscape painting, and nineteenth-century Japanese prints, among others. The Museum of Art has also produced a series of major exhibitions examining the artistic heritage of New Hampshire, focusing on the Isles of Shoals, the White Mountains, the art colonies of Cornish and Dublin, New Hampshire folk art, and the state's traditional arts made of wood.
The Museum of Art also regularly presents exhibitions of the University of New Hampshire's art faculty members, alumni, and graduate and undergraduate art students.
Our exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art.
On View in the Mills Courtyard
Dale Rogers: Cardinal
Cardinal, an enlarged version of the popular red bird found on his 2012 Bird in Hand sculpture. This arresting sculpture is placed at the intersection of Main Street and Pettee Brook Lane. Rogers’ outdoor sculptures maintain a human-scale and recognizable imagery to make them approachable. He entices people to get close to the work through the ease of familiar designs and the appeal of organic flowing lines and elegant mix of durable materials.
Rogers believes it is important to make art accessible to the public. “Art,” he states, “is the spark that feeds the imagination and generates conversation.” We couldn’t agree more. I wish to thank Dale and “Team Rogers,” the artist’s crew of studio assistants and metal and glass fabricators, for their collegiality and help coordinating the installation of these two captivating sculptures.
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer fashions arresting, realistic looking wildlife sculptures from welded scraps of steel—a material that conveys the raw, untamed quality of the animals she depicts. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release is on view in the Mills Courtyard with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation.