Please join us on Tuesday, March 24, 4:00-5:00, for a reception opening student-curated exhibitions at the Binghamton University Art Museum!
The Civil War: Images of Ruin was curated by graduate students from the Departments of History and Art History. This exhibition focuses on the photography of Alexander Gardner and documents the tragic history of America’s greatest domestic conflict. The war produced ruin on an unprecedented scale in human lives, environmental damage, and the destruction of property. The images on display were originally intended for public consumption and private ownership, and as such, suggest how 19th-century Americans both endured and fetishized the violence of the war. The Tioga County Historical Society kindly lent the photographs for this exhibition.
Two thematic mini-exhibitions also open. The Multi-Modernist Tilly Losch: Dancer, Actress & Artist, curated by Kara Lynn Nandin ’15, features photographs on loan from Special Collections of the University Libraries of the talented early 20th-century performer. The Shepherd of the Beyond: Death Personified in Art was curated by Annie McHugh ’15 and explores imagery of art and death produced over five centuries. This exhibition was made possible by the generous gifts and loans of William Voelkle ’61.
The continuing exhibition, A World of Goods: Global Commodities in the East and West, was curated by students enrolled in Art in the Age of Discoveries, 1500-1800, taught by Professor Nancy Um.
All exhibitions are in the Nancy J. Powell Lower Galleries (FA-179) and will be on view Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, June 20, 2015.
Admission to the museum is free. For directions and museum hours visit artmuseum.binghamton.edu.