Current Issue

Our Fall 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
MUAM Around Campus
Curricular & Collections Spotlight
Collection News: New Acquisitions
People of MUAM: Leader Awards
Featured Docent: Wendy Richardson
Spring 2020 Exhibitions
Life Cycles: Death
Cutting the Grain
Illuminating the Past
Year in Review
Art History at a Glance
Alumni Spotlight: Bridget Garnai
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

For us here at the Miami University Art Museum, Summer seems to fly by! Of course, even when the galleries are closed, we are inside busily preparing for the next exhibitions to open. It’s a thrill for me personally to see first-hand, the exhibitions taking shape – from the deinstallation to the painting, to seeing each object installed and the labels and text panels and exhibition graphics mounted. We truly have a dedicated and talented team who take a lot of care and pride in showcasing each object and exhibition for your learning, enrichment and pleasure.

I am always excited to finish a new issue of our Visual Arts at Miami magazine which features the visual arts exhibitions and programs from August through December at Miami University.

This Fall your visits to the museum will enlighten you to the traditions and practices of various cultures surrounding the end of life cycle–death. You also will learn about ancient ceramics, mainly lamps and vessels used to illuminate in ancient times as you explore objects donated by Harvey and Deborah Breverman. And you will enjoy a study in wood relief prints as well as an updated Art History at a Glance exhibition.

As always we have provided an At-A-Glance overview of the wide range of visual arts exhibitions, programs and events at Miami University in our last few pages. 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