Current Issue

Our Fall 2018 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, Julia Henkle
Design Student, Grace Bihl
Designer, Morgan Murray
Printed by Cox Media Group

Inside this Issue

From the Director
About the Art Museum
Telling A People’s Story, the Next Chapter
From the Collection: New to the Fold
People of MUAM: Ellen Price
MUAM Education Updates
Docent Feature: Lee Hamill
Spring 2019 Exhibition Preview
MUAM Exhibitions Fall 2018
Hiestand Happenings: Hiestand Galleries
In the Cage: Cage 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

What a fantastic year it has been so far at the Miami University Art Museum!

We enjoyed local, regional and national publicity paired with record-breaking attendance for the first-of-its-kind, African-American children’s-illustrated literature exhibition Telling A People’s Story. We are thrilled to offer two ongoing iterations of the exhibition in order to keep the story fresh and vital through an online exhibition and a traveling panel exhibit. Learn more about these on page 5 and online at

We round out the year by encouraging our visitors to think differently once again, this time about the theme crossroads. The exhibitions are a mix of works by two landscape painters, a photographer and prints by Rockwell Kent from our permanent collection. AND, we will celebrate the Art Museum’s 40th birthday with a special 40 at 40 celebratory exhibition coming in the Spring of 2019. As always it is with great pride that we bring you the latest issue of Visual Arts at Miami featuring yet another super line-up of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Miami University.

As with each issue, we are pleased to provide an 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 to the new academic year!


Krazl Signature
Sherri Krazl, Editor
Miami University Art Museum