Current Exhibitions

A Window In: Works by Michael Weisel (Deer Gallery)

May 18–Sep 1, 2019

Columbus, Ohio painter Michael Weisel creates large scale paintings based upon personal experiences, ideas, and engaging visual imagery. He received formal artistic training at the Art Student League in NYC and The Canterbury College of Art in Canterbury, England. His works reference traditional figurative composition, however his inclusion of abstracted, dream like imagery and themes allows for an open interpretation of the tableaus presented, ensuring that each viewer will have a unique experience with the work.

Opening Reception: May 18, 5:30-7pm

Print Positives (Halley and Klein Galleries)

Mar 24- Oct 6, 2019

The second in a series of exhibitions made possible through grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Print Positives features a wide array of prints from the Museum’s permanent collection. Approximately 20% of the collection is composed of prints, all of which were thoroughly studied through a collaborative effort between the Museum’s Curator and the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative. The exhibition includes works by Jean-François Millet, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Francisco Goya, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Julian Stanczak, Bruce Nauman, Nancy Louise Holt, and Alice Aycock, among others.

The opening reception on Mar 24, which will feature a demonstration from 2-3:30 pm and a moderated discussion between the Museum’s Curator, a representative from the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative, and two visiting artists from the Gen Studio Group in Japan, Nobuko Ueda and Yuko Innami from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Zac Benson: God Help Us All (Chakeres Gallery)

Feb 16-May 24, 2019

SMoA is pleased to exhibit two new works by contemporary artist Zac Benson. Benson’s work deals with the relationship between his personal faith and engagement with society, while also challenging the viewer through manipulation of scale and form. Benson holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Cedarville University.

In Partnership with Cedarville University Art Department.
Cedardville University

Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home

Jan 26 – Jun 1, 2019, McGregor Gallery

Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people worldwide. How does lack of safety and security, from the physical elements as well as unseen external dangers, affect our psyche and ability to live and flourish? Shelter provides a forum for craft artists’ responses to issues of shelter – global and local, public and private.

Shelter aims to create awareness and open dialogue around an urgent social issue.  The exhibition will validate the human experience by showcasing art infused with personal stories and perspectives, and will demonstrate that art-making is a vehicle for open communication, healing, and compassion.

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