Current Exhibitions


Art AIDS America

Art AIDS America

February 20 - May 22, 2016

This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores a wide spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present. Art AIDS America is organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and co-curated by Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, Director, Visual Studies Doctoral Program at the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), and Rock Hushka, Chief Curator at Tacoma Art Museum. The ZMA is the only southern representative on the tour of this critical exploration in art.


Spring Capstone Exhibition II

Joe Mack Wilson Building | Fine Arts Gallery

March 29 - May 1, 2016

School of Art and Design students completing their Bachelors of Fine Arts and Art Education degrees participate in capstone exhibitions that showcase artwork of various disciplines and materials representing individual styles and high levels of conceptual ability. This exhibition features students from the studio art concentrations including drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.


Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman

Zuckerman Museum of Art | Ruth V. Zuckerman Pavilion

August 22, 2015 - May 21, 2017

In this exhibition, Atlanta-based artist Maria Artemis presents a selection of abstract sculptures by Ruth Zuckerman. These sculptures, created from a variety of materials, are juxtaposed with some of Zuckerman's photographs to explore what may have informed her artistic choices and aesthetic. A visual conversation between Artemis and Zuckerman is conducted by the positioning of one of Artemis' own sculptures alongside a set of Ruth Zuckerman's stone working tools, acquired by Artemis from the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Materials for the Arts.  The Zuckerman artworks presented in Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman are courtesy of the KSU Permanent Collection.


Marking Time

Permanent Installation

Atlanta-based artist Beth Lilly presents a contemporary cairn to visually track and mark the history of the Zuckerman Museum of Art. Although the word “cairn” comes from the Celtic languages, the idea of piling stones as a monument is pan-cultural and its origins are prehistoric. In treeless uplands around the world, it has been traditional to build stone cairns along a route to mark the way. Each traveler added rocks as they passed so that over time, the cairn became more visible and thus, a better landmark. Marking Time will memorialize the collaborations between artists, the institution, and the public through a collection of stones and other objects.

Images: (Left) Kia Labeija. From the three-picture series 24, 2014. Inkjet prints Image. 13 × 19 in. each. Courtesy of the artist. Robert Sherer. Sweet Williams, 2013. HIV - and HIV + blood on paper, 24 × 18 in. Courtesy of the artist. Tino Rodriguez. Eternal Lovers, 2010. Oil on wood. 18 x 24 inches. Private collection.

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