Current Exhibitions

Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings

Zuckerman Museum of Art | East Galleris and Mortin Gallery 3
January 28 – May 7, 2017

This exhibition brings together a group of contemporary artists in whose work food, feeding, and cooking are symbolic representations of exchanged emotion. Organized around main themes of abjection and desire; nourishment as power or control; and food as material of the body, Gut Feelings looks to food as a vessel for a wide range of relationships.

EPIC: Selections from the SGC International Collection

Zuckerman Museum of Art | Mortin Galleries 1 & 2
January 28 – May 7, 2017

Epic: Selections from the SGC International Collection features prints from the vast and growing Southern Graphics Council International (SGC International) print archive. SGC International is one of the largest and most significant printmaking organizations in America. In 2013, the ZMA became the home of SGC International’s collection of works on paper. The collection includes a wide range of traditional and contem­porary printmaking techniques and work by printmakers whose experience levels range from students to teachers and professionals.

Sydney A. Cross: SGC International Professor Emeritus Awardee

Zuckerman Museum of Art | Henriquez Atrium
January 28 – May 7, 2017

This year Kennesaw State University and the City of Atlanta is proud to host the annual SGC International Conference. As part of the conference, the organization awards an exceptional professor of printmaking for their exceptional service to the field. This year, Sydney A. Cross of Clemson University will be honored. As part of her presentation we are delighted to showcase a selection of her most recent prints in the Henriquez Atrium.

Visions' 34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Joe Mack Wilson Building | Fine Arts Gallery
January 18 - February 19, 2017

Each year the ZMA teams up with the School of Art and Design and Visions, the KSU art student guild, to present a juried student art exhibition. This long-standing tradition features some of the best student artists Kennesaw State University has to offer. A juror from the metro Atlanta community selects the artwork and then chooses the three best in show for cash prizes. Also three purchase awards are made for the KSU Campus Collection. Join us for this lively competition!

This year's juror is Tori Tinsley, acclaimed Atlanta artist and recipient of a prestigious 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant.

Selected Artists: Ugo Agoruah, Daniel Arnold, Yeseul Cho, Aubrey Davis, Jane Erwin, Eloisa Gallegos, Donte' K. Hayes, Izabella Herrera, Marissa Hudson, Chase King, Caitlin Landress, Chase Lawrence, Alaysia Liddelow, Hope K. Limyansky, Agata Magelis, Jess Ellen May, Erin Miller, Virginia Moore, Megan Pace, Rian Penrod, Claire Pursley, Kira Ray, Ashley Rader, Adam Sanford, Matt Simmons, Linda Teachey, Lynnette Torres, Dia Webb, Dylan Williams, Zhenghe Zhang


An installation by Jim Waters

Zuckerman Museum of Art | Staircase
June 18 - May 7, 2017

Jim Waters' artwork explores perception through light and color. Materials such as glitter, resin and holographic vinyl amplify the symbolic potential of the form. The materials and patterns activate the wall and environment they inhabit.

Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman

Zuckerman Museum of Art | Ruth V. Zuckerman Pavilion
August 22, 2015 - July 30, 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.

Image: Installation image of Gut Feelings that includes artwork by Michi Meko, Marilyn Minter, Esther Partegas, and Chuck Ramirez. Photo by Mike Jensen.

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