The Arts & Humanities 2020 Graduate Exhibition, usually on view at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, has moved to the museum website from May 28-June 14.
The virtual exhibition will feature individual galleries for 29 students in seven disciplines — art, design, art history, music, Native American studies, creative writing and cultural studies. Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and remote planning, the same number of departments are participating as in years past, with the Department of Native American Studies joining for the first time.
“Creating this online exhibition required major coordination and significant support,” said Rachel Teagle, founding director of the museum. “Everyone involved, especially the students, wanted this to be a real, but unique exhibition that stood on its own.”
Web galleries will include photographs and videos of art and artmaking as well as photos and videos that are the artworks themselves, along with audio recordings, recorded presentations of research, and written statements. The exhibition will include a piece that explores an artist’s family’s farm roots, an app that allows one to share memories after death, a reimagining of famous historical photos of Native Americans, and a “flash fiction” story about a dead woman on a road trip.
A live opening celebration will be on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. Pre-registration for the Zoom webinar is required.