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Augustana Teaching Museum of Art

Serving the college and community through art collection, preservation and exhibition.

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Centennial Hall gallery, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Centennial Hall gallery
Herbarium Tales
Photograph by Rafael Medina

"Witness" and "Herbarium Tales"

The exhibitions, "Witness" and "Herbarium Tales" will run from Nov. 17-Feb. 10, 2018. There will be a free opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 17, with a curator talk at 6 p.m.

"Herbarium Tales" features some of the scientific specimens from the Augustana herbarium, and invites the visitor to explore the intersection between the study of plant biodiversity and the history of the college.

It also connects these specimens to works in the Teaching Museum of Art collections.

This exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Rafael Medina, assistant professor of biology at Augustana College.

"Witness" features works of art that consider what it means to bear witness. How does this idea manifest itself in the visual arts?

This exhibition features works from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art’s collections that consider these topics. In addition, it shares the first-person stories of members of the Quad Cities community through a listening booth for The Great Quad Cities Listen, a WVIK project.

Material Conversations

"Material Conversations" will display the work of Augustana studio art and graphic design faculty March 9-April 7, 2018

Programming: Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. March 9, with a director's talk at 6 p.m., Centennial Hall. Free.

2018 Senior Art Exhibition 

This exhibition features the Senior Inquiry projects of the Class of 2018 graphic design and studio art majors. 

Programming: Artist talks, May 2, Centennial Hall. See Celebration of Learning schedule for time. Free.

Closing reception: 12:45-2 p.m., May 20, Centennial Hall. Free.

Nampeyo, Large polychrome Olla, ca. 1921, Hand-coiled, traditional open pit firing ceramic. Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection, 2005.1.35.

Ongoing: Permanent Collection Gallery

Works from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art collections are chosen by the faculty to augment student experiences in the classroom. Here is a list of works on display this academic year.

Highlights include works from the Sam and Ann Charters Collection of Swedish Art and the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection.


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