Gods and Men: Iconography and Identity in the Ancient World


May 10–August 20, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6–8:00 p.m.

This exhibit takes a closer examination of the image of ancient gods, kings, and the common man. Their depictions contain a visual language, once easily understood throughout the ancient world.

Part of the Oxford Arts Crawl

Exhibition support from the Friends of the Museum.

Friends of the Museum

Marie Hull: Mastery of Color and Form


Sail Shapes, 1964

March 1–June 25, 2016

Opening Reception featuring a Marie Hull inspired
Cocktail and Book Signing by Bruce Levingston
Thurs., Apr. 14, 2016, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Marie Hull combines her mastery of landscape painting with a unique and powerful synthesis of color and form. These daring works show her boundless sense of exploration and experimentation and continue to have profound impact on art in the South and beyond.

Of Rivers: Photography by Young Suh, Poetry edited by Chiyuma Elliott and Katie Peterson


February 16–July 9, 2016

Poetry Reading: March 3, 2016, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Poetry reading with Jericho Brown, Chiyuma Elliott, Derrick Harriell, and Katie Peterson.
Opening Reception: March 3, 2016, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Part of the 2016 Conference of the Book

We began with Langston Hughes’s 1921 award-winning poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and asked people to write something in response. We invited poets of very different styles and sensibilities: F. Douglas Brown (Los Angeles), Jericho Brown (Atlanta), Katie Ford (Los Angeles), Rachel Eliza Griffiths (Brooklyn), Derrick Harriell (Oxford, MS), Dong Li (Nanjing, China and Stuttgart, Germany), Sandra Lim (Cambridge, MA), and Michael C. Peterson (Cincinnati). We wanted to see what each of these writers would make. We also asked the artist Young Suh (El Cerrito, CA) to visually respond to all of these poems. What you see in the gallery is the result of that collaboration—a literary and visual call and response.

Chiyuma Elliott, University of California, Berkeley

Katie Peterson, University of California, Davis

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