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Slow Art Day

April 11th, 2015 by Denison Museum

April 11,2015
Denison Museum
Free and open to the public.

slow art day

Slow Art Day is an international grassroots event that aims to transform the art-viewing experience. One day each year – April 11 in 2015 – people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look closely and slowly at select pieces of art. The Denison Museum will be hosting a full day of events inviting visitors to experience the gallery in a more thoughtful way. Interactive events will include a morning meditation and yoga class in the main gallery, noon time slow food movement discussion, and afternoon gallery talk and art making sessions. The museum will also host a series of gallery talks highlighting our current exhibitions: Dressing Difference, Kara Walker’s A Time Most “Un” Civil, and Recollections: Jazz photographs by Herman Leonard.

Schedule of events:
10:00am Yoga with Jodi Schmidt
11:00am Meditation session with Tara Suksrikasemkul from Open House
12:00pm Slow Food movement in our community- local tea, farms, and food.
1:00pm Textile Gallery talk with Cynthia Cort from the Works and Granville Historical Society
2:30pm Printmaking workshop with the DU Art Collective
**stop by any time between 10:00am-3:00pm or for a specific event**

Follow the event on facebook, twitter, or tumblr with #SlowArtDay2015

The In the Eyes of the Beholder Fashion Show

April 10th, 2015 by Denison Museum

April 10, 2015
Burke Hall

6:00pm Reception and Art Show
7:00pm Fashion Show

A special one night only student fashion show and art exhibition.

Join the museum in celebrating the In the Eyes of the Beholder Fashion Show. This fashion show is created and run by students from the Modern Language Department to promote the idea of culture, art, and language at Denison University. Students from different cultures will come together as visual artists, designers, or as models to represent the different cultures in our Denison community.

The In the Eyes of the Beholder Fashion Show has partnered with different organizations across campus to create a diverse cultural event. Approximately 45 student models will represent cultures and fashions from around the world created by three designers. In addition to fashion, a special one night only art exhibition will feature work by ten studio artists.

Watch as students from different races, ethnicities, and socio economic backgrounds come together to meet and share their cultures through art.

Philosophy Coffee

April 3rd, 2015 by Denison Museum

Philosophy Coffee

April 3rd, 2015
Denison Museum
FREE and open to the public.

Join us in the gallery with the philosophy department, students, and community members as we discuss themes revolving around tragedy, memory, and memorialization.

How can we accord tragedy due respect in our memories and artworks? Who has the most right to shape our collective memories? Is dramatization acceptable? What role can or ought humor play (if any)? In answering these questions we should bear in mind that we sometimes accord the memory of tragedies respect for the sake of the people who suffered through them while at other times we do so in order to secure a better future. Which is more important? For whom do we bear witness?

Complimentary snacks and coffee will be served.

Visualizing Borders: Mapping Ethnicity in modern Burma

March 12th, 2015 by Denison Museum

Visualizing Borders: Mapping Ethnicity in modern Burma
With special guest Catherine Raymond, Curator, Burma Foundation Collection at Northern Illinois University and Director of NIU’s Center for Burma Studies.

Thursday, March 12th
Denison Museum, Burke Hall


Catherine Raymond is Director of the Center for Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University and Associate Professor of Art History. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersection of ethnicity and art in Burma and Laos and co-curated Dressing Difference with Dr. Sherry Harlacher. Dr. Raymond will speak about the textiles on view in the exhibition and the place they hold in the lives of people living on the periphery of Burmese society. Dr. Raymond has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, first for the École Française D’Extrême Orient and, in recent years, for the Center for Burma Studies. In 2013 Dr. Raymond was instrumental in the repatriation of a stolen 11th century Buddha image to Myanmar (Burma). One of her latest collaborations with the Myanmar government is a joint project on reverse glass painting traditions that will rely on the research and academic exchange with students and scholars from America and Myanmar.

TEDx DenisonU

March 5th, 2015 by Denison Museum

March 5, 2015
Nest, Slayter Hall

Join us as we celelbrate the Tutti festival with presentations for the TEDx DenisonU with a theme of “Creative Destruction,” at the Nest in Slayter Hall, ETHEL will perform at 8 p.m.

TUTTI Music Festival Concert I

March 3rd, 2015 by Denison Museum

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7:00pm performance
Burke Hall, Black Box Theatre

8:30pm Artist’s talk
Denison Museum, Burke Hall
Free and open to the public.

Join the Museum, the Studio Art Department, and the Denison Department of Music for the Tutti Music Festival. The first concert of the festival starts at 7 p.m. featuring performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who was recently featured at the Wexner Center for Arts, and the River Song Quintet with an original composition set to the words of poet David Baker’s “Scavenger Loop,” in the Black Box Theatre of Burke Recital Hall.
Artist’s Talk at 8:30 p.m. with Matreyek, Baker, and members of the River Song Quintet, at the Denison Museum in Burke Hall.


River Song Quintet

For More Information on the artists and Tutti Festival click:
Miwa Matreyek

River Song Quintet

Tutti Festival

David Baker’s Website

Chowder Hour Gallery Talk: The Sounds Behind the Images

February 26th, 2015 by Denison Museum


Thursday, Feb 26th
Denison Museum, Burke Hall
Free and open to the public

Listen to the music! Pete Mills Director of the Denison Jazz Ensemble, Saxophone and Improvisation Instructor presents an informal discussion about the musicians featured in the Herman Leonard exhibition, with particular emphasis on sound recordings from the Denison University Jazz Collection.

Brown Bag Gallery Talk: How to See a Scar: Kara Walker and the Question of Reading

February 12th, 2015 by Denison Museum


Brown Bag Gallery Talk
How to See a Scar: Kara Walker and the Question of Reading

With guest speaker:
Nicholas Powers
Professor, English, SUNY Old Westbury

Thursday, Feb 12th
Denison Museum, Burke Hall
Free and open to the public!

How are we taught to read power? When studying Kara Walker’s work, inevitably the question turns from the art itself to how we, the audience, “see” racism. The goal of this gallery talk is to foreground the production of cultural space and the regimes of reading around racial imagery. Does the space that her work encourage awareness of the historical trauma that is the very source of the art? Or does it recreate the dynamics of racism by offering a spectacle of sexual violence?

Bring your lunch, we provide dessert.
RSVP:, x6255

Faculty Panel Talk: Kara Walker

February 11th, 2015 by Denison Museum

Wednesday, February 11th
*following the opening reception*
Denison Museum,Burke Recital Hall

Join us for a cross-disciplinary discussion about the fascinating work of contemporary artist Kara Walker.

**Special Guest** Nicholas Powers, Associate Professor, English, SUNY Old Westbury
Lauren Araiza, Associate Professor, History
Fareeda Griffith, Assistant Professor, Soc/Anthro
Linda Krumholz,Associate Professor, English, Black Studies
Jack Shuler, Associate Professor, English

Opening Reception: Spring Art Exhibitions

February 11th, 2015 by Denison Museum

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February 11, 2015 (4:30pm-7:00pm)
Denison Museum, Burke Hall
Free and open to the public.

Delight your senses.
An evening for art, music, and making.

Join us as we celebrate three exhibitions in one fantastic evening. The conversation continues with a cross-disciplinary conversation around the works of Kara Walker at 7pm.

“The museum acts as a means of providing hands on opportunities to the student body.”

— Moira Carlin '09