Opening Receptions for New Exhibitions: Katie Bell; Lens-Based; 15,16,17,18
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 31
Katie Bell: Standing Arrangement
May 31 through August 4
Standing Arrangement is an expansive site-specific installation by Brooklyn-based artist Katie Bell. The work explores our natural and fabricated visual landscape and deconstructs the tradition and language of painting. Bell collects objects and ready-made materials from the place in which she is producing the work, in this case, Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding vicinity.
Lens-Based: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection
May 20 through August 8
Lens-Based: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection presents a selection of photographs and videos acquired by University Galleries through donation or purchase since 2012. Created between 1929 and 2016, the works include gelatin silver prints, archival pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and digital videos. Artists in the exhibition are Dmitri Baltermants (1912–1990), Ilse Bing (1899–1998), Ken Heyman (b. 1930), Chrissy LaMaster (b. 1973), Jason Lazarus (b. 1975), Danny Lyon (b. 1942), Cecil McDonald Jr. (b. 1965), Scott Rankin (b. 1954), August Sander (1876–1964), Carrie Schneider (b. 1979), Lou Stoumen (1917–1991), and Rana Young (b. 1983).
15,16,17,18: BHS Selects from the International Collection of Child Art
May 23 through July 28
15, 16, 17, 18: BHS Selects from the International Collection of Child Art is the culminating project for University Galleries’ inaugural Teen Arts group. Curated by the Bloomington High School students participating in the program, the exhibition presents a selection of 50 artworks from Milner Library’s International Collection of Child Art. The works were made by students ages 15, 16, 17, and 18 (the same ages as the members of the Teen Arts group) from Thailand, Wales, Germany, Chile, Japan, and the United States.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation-Mirza Arts and Culture Fund.