Fall 2011 Gallery Guide - Miami University School of Fine Arts

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Fall 2011 Gallery Guide - Miami University School of Fine Arts

The art museum is accredited by theAmerican Association of Museums.Cover Image:Allan Ramsay (Scottish, 1713-1784)Portrait of a Lady, late 18th centuryOil on canvas; 28 1/4” x 23 1/2”Gift of Mrs. William Hiestand in memory ofHarvey H. Hiestand1956.P.1.5Out of theShadowsThe Rise ofWomen in ArtPART IMiami University Art Museum801 South Patterson AvenueOxford, OH 45056General Information:(513) 529-2232artmuseum@muohio.eduWebsite:http://www.muohio.edu/artmuseumMuseum Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pmSaturday 12 pm - 5 pmSunday - Monday CLOSEDConstruction of the Miami University ArtMuseum in 1978 was made possible byprivate contributions to Miami University’sGoals for Enrichment capital campaign inthe mid-1970s. A major gift for the buildingcame as a bequest from Miami alumnus FredC. Yager, class of 1914. Walter Netsch, themuseum’s architect, Walter I. Farmer, classof 1935, and Orpha B. Webster generouslydonated extensive art collections and wereinstrumental in developing early support forthe museum.Art Museum Staff:Robert S. Wicks, Ph.D., DirectorJason E. Shaiman, Curator of ExhibitionsCynthia Collins, Curator of EducationLaura Henderson, Collections Mgr/RegistrarMark DeGennaro, PreparatorKelly Wilson, Audience DevelopmentSue Gambrell, Program CoordinatorDebbie Caudill, Program Assistant/SecurityScott Kissell, PhotographerJamie Brenner, Curatorial InternRachel Satterfield, Curatorial Intern2Women in art is not a uniquesubject for museum and galleryexhibitions. Popular presentationsspotlighting women in paintings,prints, drawings and sculpture,created by men and women, havegraced the walls of major museumsthroughout the world. Someexhibitions have featured womenartists through a topical approachand some within a specific periodof time. Out of the Shadows:The Rise of Women in Art blendsthese themes while looking at thelarger picture of women and artthroughout the history of a maledominatedart world. Attention isalso given to a number of femaleartists who made significant stridestowards equality in the arts andothers who pushed the limits ofgender, social and political bias tosucceed as professional artists.Out of the Shadows is divided intotwo segments. Part I, currently ondisplay, is designed to introducevisitors to the history of women inart while exploring the manycontributions women artistsmade to portraiture, nature andabstraction in art. Part II, ondisplay during the Spring semesterin 2012, will present viewers witha look at the impact of women inthe development of decorative arts,textiles and photography. Not untilthe mid-20th century did arthistorians begin to assess theartistic contributions of femaleartists.Although several highly acclaimedwomen in the 17th, 18th and19th centuries were recognizedDixie Selden in Her Studio, 1913PhotographCourtesy of the Goldman Archives

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