Current Issue

Our Spring 2019 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
Design Student, Grace Bihl
Designer, Morgan Murray
Printed by Cox Media Group

Inside this Issue

From the Director
About the Art Museum
Traveling Panel Exhibition
From the Collection: New to the Fold
People of MUAM: Casey Bergman
Education Spotlight
Family Days at MUAM
Docent Feature: Ann Bell & Gail Williamson
Fall 2019 Exhibitions
Student Response Exhibition
40 at 40 center spread
Art History Capstone Exhibition
In the Cage: Cage Gallery
Hiestand Happenings: Hiestand Galleries
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

From the Editor

Happy New Year to you all! It is with great pride that we bring you the latest issue of Visual Arts at Miami featuring a great lineup of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Miami University.

This Spring your visits to the museum will take you deeper into our encyclopedic collection as we celebrate our 40th year with the featured exhibition 40 at 40. The exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection and recognizes the benevolence of our donors.

Another highlight is Outside the Box: A Student Response. Now in its fifth year, the exhibition features a record-breaking 30 works by 34 student artists. This juried exhibition received 92 submissions.

One of our signature student exhibition programs is the Art History Capstone. This eighth iteration is a special collaborative and hands-on opportunity for Art History students, and a rotation of faculty who work with the museum staff to co-curate an exhibition from our collection. What a thrill to work with students each year as they create the theme, study the objects, write the interpretive text, help design the layout, and even contribute to the look and feel of the marketing and publicity materials.

To close out this issue, we are pleased to provide a simplified At-A-Glance overview of the wide range of visual arts exhibitions, programs and events at Miami University. I encourage you to use the schedule to plan your regular visits and engage with the visual arts. Plenty of opportunities exist—ENJOY the Visual Arts at Miami and welcome back to another exciting semester!


Krazl Signature
Sherri Krazl, Editor
Miami University Art Museum