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Art opening reception Jan. 28

January 20, 2010

An opening reception celebrates three spring University Art Museum exhibitions, including the lithographs of a mid-19th century French caricaturist; the intriguing and interactive architectural environments created by New York artist Amy Yoes; and an eclectic collection of Colorado ceramics.

A recent, large gallery-naming reception at the University Art Museum.

Thursday, Jan. 28
7-9 p.m.
University Art Museum
University Center for the Arts

Three exhibits  

Enjoy an opening reception for all three spring University Art Museum exhibitions. The reception follows guest artist Amy Yoes' lecture and features the artist. 

Amy Yoes: Catalyst

In 1997 the Department of Art inaugurated the Critic and Artist Residency Series in order to bring prominent visual artists and critics to the CSU campus for exhibitions, class room interactions, and public lectures. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the University Art Museum opens the first exhibition of the series to be housed in the new facility.

Catalyst, features the work of New York artist Amy Yoes. Yoes creates site-specific installations, designed to complement the architecture and location in which she works. Her installation for the museum is the first site-specific installation in the series and the first to involve a major collaborative element with students in the Department of Art.

The exhibition is open during museum hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will be on display through Saturday, March 20, 2010. 

Elastic Expressions: Variations in Clay from Colorado collections

Colorado State University's pottery curriculum focuses on evaluating pottery as an embodiment of culture and as an elastic and expansive medium. Throughout the history of the pottery teaching area, a wide range of examples have been used within the classroom setting to introduce students to the properties and possibilities of clay.

The eclectic collection, formed to enhance teaching, demonstrates the flexibility of pottery to fulfill a multiplicity of aesthetic and utilitarian functions. The core of this exhibition comes from these teaching collections, enhanced by examples from private collections.

The exhibition is open during museum hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is on display through Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Honoré-Victorin Daumier and the Parisian Pulse

In the mid-19th century, Honoré-Victorin Daumier (1808-1879) captured, through his brilliant lithographs, the socio-political climate and struggles of the Parisian populace.
In a prolific career, marked by a remarkable insight into the very pulse of the Parisian scene, Daumier produced over 4000 lithographic prints, published in the journals La Caricature and Le Charivari from the 1830s through the 1860s.
In Daumier's work, politicians, the bourgeoisie, the art world, and King Louis Philippe, all became fodder for his exquisite draftsmanship and his quick wit. The prints in this exhibition represent a significant portion of a promised gift to the museum's permanent collection of Daumier's work from the collection of the Harbaugh Family. 

The exhibition is open during museum hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will be on display through Saturday, March 13, 2010.

(Feature image: Honoré-Victorin Daumier, French (1808-1879), lithograph on paper, published in Le Charivari, 1833; promised gift to the University Art Museum, collection of Paul and Teresa Harbaugh.)

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