There are two art and design department exhibitions currently at the Meyer Library: the Study Away Art and Respecting and Preserving Art and Artifacts exhibitions.
Study Away Art Exhibition
This exhibit, on display until Nov. 6, features the art students have made during study away programs to Florence, Italy, and New Mexico during the summer of 2016.
Photography and drawing in Italy
Professor Gwen Walstrand and Professor Jerry Hatch traveled with 13 MSU students to Florence, Italy, for a five-week study away program in photography and drawing. The resulting photographs, drawings and presentations were exhibited in Florence at the Santa Reparata International School of Art before coming to the library.
Native American art in New Mexico
Professor Steve Willis traveled with 8 students to the Acoma Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico where they studied the art of the Native American Southwest. Students worked with local artists to learn about making traditional Acoma pottery, and hiked the El Moro, Bandolier and Ghost Ranch to make en plein air images.
They then traveled to Arizona to hike Canyon de Chelly and visit the historically important White House Ruins.
Students will exhibit journal pages, photographs, drawings and paintings from their travels.
Respecting and Preserving Art and Artifacts
This exhibit will be located at the library’s Special Collections and Archives in room 306 until Dec. 18. It features the research of students in Billie Follensbee‘s fall 2014 course ART/MST 488: Basic Conservation of Art and Artifacts, an integrated Citizenship and Service-Learning course.
Students researched objects on loan from the Ralph Foster Museum, Drury University, Christian County Historical Society, the Guy Mace collection and other private collections. Students also worked on-site at the Union Campground Cemetery in Springfield.
Special Collections hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours are until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays when classes are in session.