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Portraiture, Power, and Propaganda on Ancient Coins

Portraiture, Power, and Propaganda on Ancient Coins
June 12-October 21, 2012
The evolution of portraits on ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins, the reasons they first appeared, and the social, political, and cultural factors behind subsequent changes in portrait styles will be examined. These changes in style were due to a large number of factors, including current trends, a desire to emulate past rulers, or the wish to distance oneself from preceding rulers or dynasties. This exhibition will draw primarily upon the Museum’s extensive collection of ancient coins, supplemented by loans from private collectors.


Cityscapes: Silkscreen Prints by Photorealist Artists

Cityscapes: Silkscreen Prints by Photorealist Artists
May 29-September 2, 2012
First and second generation Photorealist artists use the medium of silkscreen prints to explore the urban landscape as they balance realism with an investigation into the pictorial aspects of the photograph. By focusing on the various aspects of illusionism, these prints dissect the illusion of realistic art.



The Third One

Museum Art Film: "The Third One" by Rahraw Omarzad
May 5-August 12, 2012
This film sensitively explores through art one of the principle debates for and about Muslim women: the wearing of the burqa, the outer garment that overs the whole face and body. Through the creation of an opening in black fabric to reveal a woman dressed in a burqa, the film carefully inquires into the culture of veiling and the world behind the veil. Using the realm of video, the artist considers issues related to body, gender, religion, and society through this thoughtful film. The film also affirms the power art has to help us understand complex cultural customs on a deeper level, thus opening the way for logical solutions.


Collecting for a New Century: Recent Acquisitions
January 28-May 13, 2012
Celebrating the addition of important works of art to the collections of the Museum of Art and Archaeology during the twenty-first century, this exhibition showcases the wide diversity and quality of Museum acquisitions. While some of the works of art have been included in Museum exhibitions, the vast majority of pieces remain unknown to our Museum visitors.

Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell
February 1-April 29, 2012
This exhibition explores the stories embodied in art created by black women, as well as the narratives expressed and symbolized in artworks portraying black women created by artists of differing races and genders. Some of the narratives are quite complicated, and the variety of pieces chosen reveals the diversity of artistic approaches used to tell the stories of black women in their roles as subject and as creator.

Ran In-Ting's Watercolors: East and West Mix in Images of Rural Taiwan
May 28-August 14, 2011


CIA: Counterfeits, Imitations and Alterations of Ancient Coins
February 19-July 31, 2011

A Midwestern View: The Artists of the Ste. Genevieve Art Colony
January 29—May 15, 2011

Love, Life, Death and Mourning: Remembrance in Portraits by George Caleb Bingham
February 1-April 17, 2011 (in the Corner Gallery)

Equine ExhibitionEquine Art (Focus Exhibition)
September 24, 2010 � February 6, 2011
Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
October 16—December 23, 2010

Art Film Illustration Art Film: The Way Things Go
Open through September 12, 2010

gold illustrationThe Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo
June 5 - September 26, 2010

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