Friday, January 28, 2011

Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, and Winfred Rembert!

The Branch Rickey/Jackie Robinson week long celebration is drawing to a close, and the response has been impressive! Lots of visitors, lots of receptions....but there's still time to come in and peruse all the artwork before the February 20th ending. Click on the link above to see lots of great photos from all the festivities all over campus!

We have had special group visits from OWU's Early Childhood Center, as well as Willowbrook Retirement Community. Many of the visitors have especially enjoyed the colorful paintings on leather by Winfred Rembert. Our Humphries Gallery (front lobby) has a special grouping from the museum's Permanent Collection: artwork by African-American artists, highlighting their talents for 2 months including Black History month.

Don't forget, the Ross Museum is free, and open to everyone! We're open late on Thursdays (until 9:00pm) and on Sunday afternoons! (1:00 - 5:00pm)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rock and Roll Art!

Thursday, January 20th, at 4:15pm, musician and artist Craig Matis will be giving a Gallery Talk in Gallery 2001, which is in BEEGHLY LIBRARY, followed by a reception.

Craig uses cut paper collage to illustrate his lyrics and music. The work was recently reviewed in the Columbus Dispatch, and this is the last chance to experience it! The talk is free and open to everyone, so I hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Year, New Exhibits!

Today marks the re-opening of the museum after the holiday break! We've got lots of fabulous pieces to see:

A new addition to the Permanent Collection: Sculpture by Albert Paley, gifted to us!

Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson/baseball fine art exhibit

Paintings on hand-tooled leather by Winfred Rembert, including 6 pieces recently gifted to us!

These exhibits will be up until February 20th; the artist Winfred Rembert will be on campus February 10th, and we'll have a reception, so if you can't visit before then, circle the date on your calendar!