Monthly Archives: April 2011

William Weege, “Take a Letter to Mary,” 1971

William Weege, an American print-making artist, born in Milwaukee in 1935, is known mostly for his political posters created in the late 1960’s to the late 1970’s—a monumental time in American history.  Weege generally works with silk-screening, photography, and hand-made … Continue reading

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Event announcement: Museum discussion with students, run by Lora Webb, this Thursday!

This Thursday at 5:00pm in Bartlett Center 109, Lora Webb will make a short presentation about museum design, interactivity, and oral history, and then facilitate a conversation among OSU students about their visions for the OSU Museum of Art. She … Continue reading

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Designing the Museum: OSU Already Has a Museum of Art

All semester, we’ve been looking at aspects of museum design, with a focus, naturally, on the Postal Plaza building downtown.  Our excitement about the Postal Plaza is genuine—for the first time, OSU will have a place not only to store … Continue reading

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William Sommer, “Landscape With Buildings,” 1936

Stored away in the Gardiner Art Collection is a watercolor and ink painting about a foot by a foot and a half by Cleveland artist William Sommer.  The painting is small and simple, but the colors really make it stand … Continue reading

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Jasper Johns, “Cup 2 Picasso,” 1973

One reason that it’s important to have a campus museum is that it gives students the opportunity to study individual works of art in depth and in person. Students in my “History of 20th Century Art” course have the opportunity … Continue reading

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