Monthly Archives: May 2011

Building a Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art

Over the past year and a half, the OSU Museum of Art planning team has repeatedly invoked the phrase, “teaching collection.” What do we mean when we say this? A couple of weeks ago I was in Alexandria, Virginia, visiting … Continue reading

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On the Road: The American Association of Museums annual conference

This week, Shawn, Topher and I are attending the AAM annual conference in Houston, Texas, which began yesterday and runs through Wednesday. With countless sessions on everything from collections management to curatorial practice, publishing to residency programs, and social media … Continue reading

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Building A Collection: The Gift of Context

We recently received an email from OSU Regents Professor emeritus John Mowen in which he offered the Museum a screenprint and sculpture by Victor Vasarely, the mid-20th-century Hungarian French artist best known for his innovative explorations of geometry, optical illusion, … Continue reading

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Finals Week!

It’s finals week here at OSU, so we’re taking a break. See you next week!

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