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Our newest exhibitions open to the public: A New Nature & my problem with the vessel, Faculty Exhibition Seven, FretHaus, Object Lab.
A New Nature & my problem with the vessel January 28–July 26, 2022
Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Galleries
Guest curator and artist Tommy Coleman launches a challenging new series considering our fragile environment and efforts to restore it.
Through “Radical Naturalism,” The Jule invites contemporary
artists inspired by nature and the natural world to
research our collection to engage with, question and critique Audubon’s evolving legacy. The 19th- century artist dedicated his life to hunting
and trapping images of the North American wilderness, documenting the species of birds, insects and plants that he encountered. Centuries later, Coleman, a born Floridian, spends time in the wetlands of South Florida writing, observing and documenting the complex relationships between plants, animals and humankind. The inaugural exhibition features more than 30 recent drawings, sculptures and an unconventional installation of 16 Audubon etchings.
Faculty Exhibition Seven January 28–July 31, 2022
Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C
Central to the “Auburn Experience,” faculty members contribute some of the most provocative work and compelling visual
arts research within the southeast. Faculty Exhibition Seven features more than
20 remarkable and noteworthy artists, makers and thinkers in textiles, furniture design, film making, painting, sculpture, public art, collaborative processes and installation-based media. With strong representation from studio artists in
the Department of Art and Art History, this dynamic group exhibition includes faculty from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the College of Human Sciences and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, marking a museum first to celebrate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forms of making in this seventh iteration.
FretHaus January 28–July 31, 2022
Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Gallery
Electrifying aesthetics blend music and function for a senior-thesis guitar design studio where the artistry and final exhibition play out in real-time. Auburn’s nationally ranked School of Industrial + Graphic Design is rooted in the Bauhaus legacy, as Bauhaus students established the program in 1945. Witness the entire design and production process—from concept to modeling, rendering and prototyping
to the ultimate execution of these masterful musical instruments. Previously exhibited at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile
in 2021, FretHaus marks the first museum collaboration and promises to be the largest show yet.
Object Lab January 28–July 31, 2022
Object Lab connects the museum to instruction and research across Auburn. With curatorial input from faculty and students, museum staff will select and rotate the work on view. Over the course of the semester, the Auburn community is invited to engage with the objects on view, developing new methods
of multi-disciplinary investigation and position the museum as an integral part of campus life.