‘Making History’ exhibit opens Nov. 27
calendar icon20 Nov 2023
Lincoln, Neb.--The fourth triennial “Making History” exhibition will be on display in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery Nov. 27-Dec. 1.
The gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment for groups larger than 10. A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.
The class, which has been taught by Associate Professor of Art Margaret Bohls every three years since 2014, is composed of undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Art, Art History & Design. Throughout the semester, Bohls presents a series of lectures about specific cultures, geographic areas and time periods. Each student chooses several objects that they then research and reproduce using, as much as possible, the materials and techniques used by the original makers.
“This is an effective way for ceramics students to gain a more complete understanding of the long, complex history of their medium and to develop a broader and deeper technical grounding in ceramics,” Bohls said.
The goal for this exhibition is to create a physical space in which one can explore the relationships that emerge between ceramic objects across time periods and cultures, from the 6th millennium BCE up to the mid 20th century, including objects made in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
As one of the students in the 2020 Making History class wrote, “In contemplating these objects—their forms and surfaces, symbology, construction techniques, and intended uses—we are conversing with the history of human beings: their daily lives, beliefs, customs, and sacred ceremonies.”
This year’s participating students include:
Sara Alfieri, graduate (M.F.A.)
Emmanuel Asamoah, graduate (M.F.A.)
Casey Beck, graduate (M.F.A.)
Daniel Garcia, graduate (M.F.A.)
Joshua Goering, graduate (M.F.A.)
Charlotte Middleton, graduate (M.F.A.)
Katherine Kastens, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Marina Kushner, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Cayden Moore, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Jasmine Palmer, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Samatha Spencer, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Sarah Rady, undergraduate (B.F.A.)
Christopher Williams, graduate (M.F.A.)
For more information on the exhibition or to set up an appointment, e-mail email@example.com or call the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522. You can also visit the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery webpage at https://arts.unl.edu/art/eisentrager-howard-gallery.
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