Classic: Works by Art & Design Faculty, Past & Present

January 17 - March 4, 2023

 Nesting with the Socials, Jason Walker

It is traditional for SUMA to exhibit works by SUU's faculty of Film, Art, and Design every two years. In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the University's founding, however, this year the biennial exhibition will be expanded to include former faculty members whose works are held within the museum's collection. Among the diverse visions of current professors, one can find paintings by the founding chair of the Art Department, Mary L. Bastow, as well as watercolors by Thomas Leek, the founding director of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, which preceded SUMA as the campus art museum. From the 1920s to the 2020s, the visual arts have been central to SUU academic life, and this exhibition celebrates the legacy of the influential educators who came before, and the contributions of the artists who inspire and instruct future generations in the present.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 6–8 p.m. 


Image Credit: 
Jason Walker
Nesting with the Socials, 2020
Porcelain, glaze, and underglaze, 15 x 20 x 10 in. 
Courtesy of the Artist