Upcoming exhibitions at the Augustana Art Museum
Rosebud Sioux: A Lakota People in Transition
Aug. 27-Oct. 18 (closed Labor Day Weekend)
This exhibition features photographs of Native Americans by Swedish pioneer John Anderson (1869-1948). The exhibit highlights the cultural transition of the Sicangu Lakota people on the Rosebud reservation from the late 19th century into the 21st century. Anderson lived and worked on the Rosebud reservation for more than 45 years.
The exhibition also includes photographs by contemporary photographers, contemporary artifacts, detailed biographical information on Anderson's life as a pioneer photographer, and the life stories of some of the Rosebud Sioux he photographed and their descendants.
Co-curated by Claes H. Jacobson and Eva Anderson of C-H Jacobson Produktion, the exhibiton first opened in August 1986 in Falkenberg, Sweden, Anderson's birthplace. Since then, it has been seen by more than 1.5 million people in Europe and the U.S.
This local presentation is made possible through the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
From Anthropology through Zoology: The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts!
Nov. 18-Feb. 15, 2014 (closed holiday breaks Nov. 28-Dec. 1 and Dec. 21-Jan. 13)
Liberal Arts through the AGES (Augustana General Education Studies) centers Augustana's teaching collection in the winter-term first-year Liberal Studies program. The free accompanying catalogue and first-year textbook is available throughout the exhibition through the Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts. The book represents interdisciplinary collaboration of 210 contributions: written by Augustana faculty, administrators, students and alumni (classes of 1987-2014) from disciplines across campus. Dr. Catherine Carter Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts and Professor of Art History, envisioned and created this 10-year project.
The internationally recognized Liberal Arts through the AGES book serves as a national model for interdisciplinary education. The catalog and exhibition examine artwork, dating from ancient through contemporary, by cultures across six continents. Through Dr. Goebel's leadership in building the Teaching Collection, and designing an effective program to interpret it, Augustana has pioneered this innovative interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts through faculty and student research and writing on original works of art as primary documents.
The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Preston Thayer, director of the Augustana Art Museum, and Dr. Goebel, with Liberal Studies faculty input toward selecting works particularly relevant to their winter classes. The project is supported by the Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts and the Department of Art History with assistance from the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, the Augustana Art Museum, and donors who have lent and gifted pieces for exhibition.
Dr. Rick Jaeschke, associate professor of music, has further enriched the interdisciplinary contexts for Liberal Arts through the AGES through his research and construction of a music CD to parallel selected work of art from the book. Visitors may thus listen to music which correlates with these works of art on display.