Current Issue

Our Fall 2017 issue of Visual Arts at Miami is out now! The entire issue is available here (as a flip-through publication), however, all of our major stories from this issue will be published here on this blog! Read on to learn more about the magazine as well as what’s in this issue.

About the Magazine

Visual Arts at Miami (VAAM) is a bi-annual publication of the Miami University Art Museum (MUAM) showcasing visual arts at Miami University for members and the arts community.

Distributed in print inside the Journal News and Oxford Press prior to the Fall and Spring semesters, Visual Arts at Miami also is available digitally as flip-through issuu publication AND stories also are published through this web version of the publication.
Check the back cover for a map detail, contact information and hours.

Editor, Sherri Krazl
Designer, Morgan Murray
Printed by Cox Media Group

Inside this Issue

From the Director
About the Art Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
From the Collection: Virtually
People of MUAM: Larry Beer
Docent Feature: Pris Berry
MUAM Connections
Spring 2018 Exhibition Preview
Fall 2017 Art Museum Featured Exhibition: The Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition
Hiestand Happenings: Hiestand Galleries
In the Cage: Gage Gallery
Contemporary Art Lecture Series
McGuffey Moments
Exhibitions & Programs at a Glance

Links to stories published on this blog will be added as they are posted. Other stories not linked here can be found in the Online Version linked at the top.

From the Editor

Hello August! Yet another exciting academic year is upon us! Though our galleries were closed over the summer, tons of work was literally being done, by both staff and a roof construction crew. An estimated 15 tons of roofing was replaced over the 24,000 square foot building—a much needed and appreciated update for the museum. Much of the interior of the building was draped with plastic to protect the collection and our work spaces. Amidst the plastic and noise above our heads, the team worked to prepare for two fantastic upcoming exhibitions. Inside this issue of Visual Arts at Miami, learn about the lineup for the whole year. You will love the exhibitions and programs!

We also reflect in this issue on some other big news items like the return of our “Leader-on-Loan” to the Music Department (Welcome Back, Bob!), the feature on the Travel Channel from this Spring as well as three new resources for you to enjoy: WWI online exhibition, Edna Kelly Collection online and an online version of this magazine (see page 6). 

I hope you enjoy learning about our exhibitions and programs, meeting one of our many incredible docents and getting to know one of our Miami colleagues.

As with each issue, we are happy to provide an at-a-glance picture of the wide range of visual arts exhibitions, programs and events at Miami University. I encourage you to use the schedule to plan on attending something once a week, or more. Plenty of opportunities exist—ENJOY the Visual Arts at Miami and welcome to our new academic year!


Krazl Signature
Sherri Krazl, Editor
Miami University Art Museum