2017 Exhibitions

Making Everything Out of Anything: Prints, Drawings, and Sculptures by Willie Cole

Making Everything Out of Anything: Prints, Drawings, and Sculptures by Willie Cole

August 20 through November 26, 2017

O’Shaughnessy Galleries II and III

This exhibition will focus on a major theme of American artist Willie Cole: his extraordinarily creative repurposing of everyday objects such as steam irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, bicycle parts, and women’s shoes to create artworks that comment on diverse subjects such as African art, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality....

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Rembrandt’s Religious Prints: the Feddersen Collection at the Snite Museum of Art

Rembrandt’s Religious Prints: the Feddersen Collection at the Snite Museum of Art

September 3 through November 26, 2017

O’Shaughnessy Gallery West

Organized in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the University’s founding, this exhibition features over seventy etchings by this master printmaker given to the Museum in 1991 by Jack and Alfrieda Feddersen of Elkhart, Indiana. Their collection focused on Rembrandt’s religious and biblical subjects making it an especially fitting gift to...

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<em>For All These Rights We've Just Begun to Fight</em>: Ben Shahn and the Art of Resistance

For All These Rights We've Just Begun to Fight: Ben Shahn and the Art of Resistance

September 10 through November 26, 2017

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

In the immediate wake of the Great Depression and World War II, the 1946 congressional elections proved pivotal in shaping the postwar United States, as Americans confronted whether to expand the consumer and worker protections of the New Deal or risk a return to an era of smaller government and...

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2017 BFA/MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

2017 BFA/MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition

April 7 through May 21, 2017

O’Shaughnessy Galleries, Milly and Fritz Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery, and Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

This annual exhibition is comprised of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with either a BFA or MFA degree from the University of Notre Dame Department of Art, Art History & Design.

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South Bend Prairie II

South Bend Prairie II

January 31 through February 26, 2017

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery

This focus exhibition features two works by artist Jake Fernandez. Fernandez visited the University of Notre Dame in 2015 to lecture and to meet with faculty and students within the Department of Art, Art History & Design.  While on campus, Fernandez became interested in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture...

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CONTINUUM<br>The Art of Michael Dunbar in the Sculptural Tradition

CONTINUUM
The Art of Michael Dunbar in the Sculptural Tradition

January 29 through March 5, 2017

O’Shaughnessy West Gallery

Many contemporary sculptors emphasize their self-conscious break from the art of the past. In contrast, Michael Dunbar acknowledges roots and continuity with twentieth-century masters.  Continuum places the artist’s contemporary Machinist Studies series at the end of a history featuring realist, figurative, cubist, geometric, and kinetic styles as represented by examples from the David Owsley...

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Out of the Ashes:<br>Notre Dame Ceramic Art Symposium

Out of the Ashes:
Notre Dame Ceramic Art Symposium

January 22 through March 5, 2017

Milly and Fritz Kaeser Mestrovic Studio Gallery

The focus of this exhibition are thirty-four works created by fourteen artists during a one week symposium in October. In addition to making their own signature ceramic artworks in the Notre Dame ceramic studios the artists interacted and collaborated with each other on some of the works created through the...

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PICTORIALISM: The Fine Art of Photography

PICTORIALISM: The Fine Art of Photography

January 15 through March 5, 2017

O'Shaughnessy Galleries II and III

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Snite Museum of Art, this exhibition of fifty-three photographs examines the international phenomenon of Pictorialism, an aesthetic style prevalent from about 1875 to 1925. At the turn of the twentieth century serious photographers struggled for recognition of their work as fine art.  This...

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