2019 Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

 

Museum staff roll works of art into the galleries on an A-frame dolly. We only see the backs of several canvases, not the actual artwork.

Treasures From the Vault

Monthly pop-up exhibit

Every month, the Forsyth Galleries will showcase a new pop-up exhibit featuring rarely seen treasures from the vault in the main gallery.

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Purple Background and light purple text reads "Parallel Fields" three times in succession

Parallel Fields

Aug. 15–Oct. 20, 2019

Parallel Fields features works by Kathleen Elliot, Kaethe Kauffman, and Bobbie Moline-Kramer. The artists have a tendency to see through a hyper focused lens on things mundane to miraculous that ultimately leads to exceptional thought, creative foretelling, and compelling execution. All three extrapolate upon their concerns and personal visions, while balancing mystery with clarity.

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English Cameo. White on flashed blue on brown. Female in natural setting holds flower to her nose.

The Seduction of Scent: Bottling Memory & Magic with Selections from the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection

Sept. 6–Dec. 15, 2019

The Seduction of Scent features over eighty glass vessels that were designed to proudly display and store perfumed products. The show also explores how changes in Victorian culture and technology impacted how these items were made, the manner in which they were sold, and who purchased them.

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Abstract shapes of red, yellow, and black.

About Prints: Stanley William Hayter and the Legacy of Atelier 17

Oct. 17–Dec. 15, 2019

About Prints explores ideas about contemporary printmaking and the artists who created these masterpieces during the middle of the 20th century.

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Black background, yellow icon of headphones

Silent Disco!!!

Oct. 18, 2019 | 7–9 p.m.

**This event has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, contact Jenn Korolenko at jkorolenko@uart.tamu.edu.**

Grab some headphones (provided) and get down in the galleries while listening to the music of your choice. Mocktails and snacks are included in this FREE event. Headphones are limited, so RSVPs are encouraged. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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A small, long glass brown bottle sits with some herbs coming out of it and a dropper pipette next to it.

Make Your Own Perfume! Family Workshop

Oct. 20, 2019 | 1–3 p.m.

Drop into the Forsyth and use essential oils to create a one-of-a-kind perfume! All supplies will be provided. FREE! Limited to 30 participants, RSVP required. Ages 6 and up.

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Wavy circle of green and blue fibers woven together

Small Expressions

Oct. 24–Dec. 15, 2019

Presented by The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., Small Expressions features contemporary, small-scale works using fiber techniques. Small in scale but visually compelling, these works speak to the intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement.

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Closeup of 4 tennis shoes with colorful braided laces

Kumihimo Braiding for Kids

Nov. 3, 2019 | 2–4 p.m.

Come and make a colorful Japanese cord using a basic Kumihimo braiding technique. Your creation can be a bracelet, necklace, lanyard, hair accessory, or even shoelaces. Supplies provided. Ages 8 and older. Free, but RSVP is required.

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Students are seen cleaning the Bonfire Memorial

Bonfire Memorial Cleaning

Nov. 7, 2019 | 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

All students and community members are invited to the annual Bonfire Memorial Cleaning. Multiple time slots are available; sign up below. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided.

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Black background, green icon of upright violin

30th Anniversary Party Featuring Nathan Felix’s Immersive Opera

Nov. 15, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the Forsyth Galleries’ 30th Anniversary with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and an immersive opera performance composed by Austin’s Nathan Felix. Wander through exhibitions and an operatic performance. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind museum-going experience! This event is FREE; RSVP is encouraged.

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Electrorchestral.com | Nathan Felix on Spotify

 
 
 

Person sits at spinning wheel and demonstrates techniques as people look on.

Appreciating Fiber Arts: Brazos Spinners and Weavers Demonstration Day

Nov. 19, 2019 | 2–4 p.m.

The Brazos Spinners & Weavers Guild (BSWG) will be presenting techniques of manipulating fiber into yarns and those yarns into finished works through live demonstrations. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and touch the finished works.

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Portrait of a woman with dark hair on top of her head and white blouse with light blue flowers.

Cultural Field Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Nov. 23, 2019 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Take a field trip with us! Hop aboard a chartered bus to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) with museum staff in tow! Included with general admission to the MFAH, your RSVP will secure you a ticket to the Berthe Morisot exhibition. Lunch will be on your own. FREE, limited to 40 participants. Transportation details including pick up spot will be provided upon RSVP.

 
 
 
 

2019 Past Exhibitions and Events

Portrait of Isabella Carr, Countess of Erroll

Women’s Work: Selections from the University Art Galleries’ Collections

Jan. 15–March 20, 2019

Women are possibly the most represented subjects within the walls of museums, but what about the women who are artists themselves? Explore the relationship of women to their work, as artists and as subjects in art.

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Case with majolica pottery plates and a fish vase

Natural Whimsy: Selections from the Marion E. Byrd Collection

Jan. 15–March 24, 2019

19th century American and European “majolica,” brightly glazed ceramic ware, is known for its depiction of nature scenes, folk themes, exotic motifs, and wild combinations of elements. See why Victorian audiences were drawn to majolica’s rich colors, eclectic mix of styles, and dramatic or whimsical modeling.

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StoryCorps Interview Camper

StoryCorps at Texas A&M

Jan. 22–31, 2019

This oral history project gathered Aggie stories to capture and preserve the spirit of Texas A&M University for future generations. Listen to compelling stories from current and former students, faculty, and staff reflecting on their unique Aggie experiences.

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Tattooed Artist

The 2018 Members Exhibition of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA)

Jan. 29–March 10, 2019

All 66 prints from SAGA members were created in the 21st century and include traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking. There will be a variety of statements reflecting individual artist approaches and techniques. | Organized by Syracuse University Art Collection, photo courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection.

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Comic Strip

Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

Jan. 29–March 13, 2019

We often think of the comic strip as a rather recent invention, but sequential storytelling began in the Middle Ages. See visual storytelling through woodcuts, engravings, comic strips, and graphic novels. | A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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Student Artwork

Student Exhibition: Social Animals, by Krista Fay Simandl

Feb. 5–17, 2019

Social Animals is a collection of oil paintings and interactive pieces that manifest social media posts in the physical world. Much like the taxidermied deer that has been immortalized on a living room wall, the Instagram selfie is an object separated from life while maintaining the appearance of vitality.

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Women Water Skiing

Event: Date Night! Galentine’s Day Edition

Feb. 13, 2019, 6:30–8 p.m.

Bring a friend and create one-of-a-kind artwork after attending an unconventional tour of the exhibition Women’s Work. For ages 14 and up. Free Admission. All supplies provided. Donations accepted. Registration required.

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Young Artist Workshop

Event: Young Artist Workshop

Feb. 24, 2019, 1–3 p.m.

Drop in for a workshop geared toward young artists 6-12 years old (and their grown-ups). Use oven bake clay to create whimsical works of art. FREE! This workshop is come and go. FREE parking when you visit both Stark and Forsyth Galleries.

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displaced exhibition painting

Student Exhibition: displaced, by Chris Gowen

Feb. 26–March 10, 2019

displaced is a body of artwork featuring oil, watercolor, and digital paintings that depict abstracted landscapes. The use of texture and color offers a glimpse of isolated locations that are shaped by memory and experience. These works strive to recreate the moment of awe felt during the search and discovery of remote scenes.

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Oil painting of a hand drawing on a cutting board

Architecture Faculty Biennial

March 21–May 12, 2019

Opening Reception March 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The J. Wayne Stark Galleries has been proud to host this exhibition since 1999. Artists from the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty will display their works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital installations.

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Pink flowers on a chess board next to chess pieces

It’s Your Move: Floral Game Pieces

March 26–June 9, 2019

Opening Reception March 26, 2019, 1 p.m.

An interactive display of popular, oversized board games allows viewers to become participants while moving floral game pieces, which are intended to be moved and used as they would on a normal sized game board.

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Drawing of boats on the water

Selections from the Rona and Martin Schneider Collection of Late 19th and Early 20th Century American and European Fine Art Prints

March 28–June 9, 2019

Presented in recognition of the gift to the Syracuse University permanent art collection from Rona and Martin Schneider of Brooklyn, New York, this exhibition features more than 40 original prints, including etchings, drypoints, and mezzotints. Organized by Syracuse University Art Collection.

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Student Exhibition: UNSOLICITED, by Meg Cook

April 2–14, 2019

Opening Reception April 9 | 5–7 p.m.

UNSOLICITED features sculptures, fiber pieces, and a stop motion animated short. It reimagines the negative experience of receiving an unsolicited image. These pieces are a response to the culture of toxic masculinity prevalent in the online dating world.

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Cross stitch in hoop with several blue stitches in a row

Free Cross Stitch Workshop

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1–3 p.m.

Join us for Family Weekend by dropping by the Forsyth Galleries for this come-and-go workshop. This is a beginner’s cross stitch workshop, and all supplies will be provided. FREE event!!!!

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Student Exhibit: NAILED IT: The Body, Pain, & the Pursuit of Perfection, by Mallory Kohut

April 23–May 5, 2019

Opening Reception April 23 | 5–7 p.m.

NAILED IT explores the body, pain, and the pursuit of perfection in the context of ballet and modern dance training. Dance and art can both be outlets for expression, but they can also demand high levels of achievement. These works examine this tension through paintings, sculpture, and fibers. They examine the question “How does control encourage or impede the creative process?”

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Kneeling woman with hands clasped sits in three quarter profile facing right. She is dressed in a deep blue full length dress sketched in heavy black outline on a purple background.

Represented: Celebrating Diversity in American Art

May 16–Aug. 18, 2019

Using examples from the University’s collections, this exhibition focuses on African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, and Native American artists.

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Sign on flat table reads "Beginner Printmaking, Forsyth Galleries, June 2, 2019 at 1 p.m., Free!" A pencil and pencil sharpener are beside the sign.

Beginner Printmaking Workshop

June 2, 2019 | 1–4 p.m.

We’ll be using easy cut linoleum to create organic prints inspired by the images in our Martin Schneider Collection of Late 19th and Early 20th Century American and European Fine Art Prints. Ages 13 and up with parent/guardian. All supplies provided. The workshop is FREE, but donations to the museum are encouraged via cash or check made out to University Art Galleries. Call 979-458-5460 with questions.

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Woman holds small child while they book look at paintings on the wall. Other children can be seen in the background learning about art from a staff member.

Summer Storytime Series

June 6, 20, July 11, 25, Aug. 8, 22 2019

Join us this summer two Thursdays a month at 10 a.m. for an art themed story and a project. We feature large, projected illustrations and surround sound in a museum setting perfectly cozy for adults and kids alike. Art projects are book-themed and encourage adults to create alongside kiddos. | Forsyth Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 2428

 

Abstract design with a large red, black and yellow circle in the lower two-thirds of the print. A small crescent shape floats above the circle on an amber background.

Cutting In: Intaglio Prints from the TAMU Collections

June 13–Aug. 11, 2019

This exhibition explores various intaglio printmaking techniques including etchings, engravings, aquatints, mezzotints and drypoints using artworks in the university’s collections.

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Color blocks of sections of glass from the TAMU collections; glimpses of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and black glass are stacked in a 2 by 3 grid

Spectrum: The Runyon Collection in Color

June 15–Sept. 1, 2019

Glass was once sand and color once mineral or chemical. Heat and skill once guided the hands of those who created the decorative glass housed in the Runyon Collection.

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Numerous figures gathered along the shoreline and in the shallow surf of the beach. Children playing in the foreground in the water. Shore on the left, ocean on the right. Large buildings in the distance in the upper left background.

Fluid Dynamics: Water Imagery from the Bill and Irma Runyon Art Collection

June 19–Aug. 25, 2019

Fluid Dynamics explores man’s fascination with water and how it is used by artists as symbols, compositional devices, and even to alter the mood of an artwork.

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Maroon circle graphic reads Welcome to Aggieland Howdy Week!

Howdy Week! Make and Take Mosaics and the Aggie Art Project

Aug. 21–22, 2019

New and returning students are invited to Howdy Week to get acquainted with the campus through activities. Join us Aug. 21 from 2–4 p.m. to make and take a mosaic art project in the Stark Galleries, and then visit us in the Forsyth Galleries Aug. 22 from 1:30–6 p.m. for refreshments and the Aggie Art Project, a collaborative student art project.

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Predominantly blue, blue gray and white abstract figures, red column on right side of painting

Texas in the Abstract

Aug. 22–Oct. 13, 2019

Texas in the Abstract examines the progression of abstract painting in the state as it advanced across post-World War II Texas, tracing the evolution of expressionist themes and highlighting examples of essential Texas painters of the period.

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Black background, red icon of old style microphone

American Songbook Date Night with Tianna Hall

Sept. 20, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of the American Songbook sung by Houston’s Tianna Hall and her four piece band. Have a bite to eat and drink mocktails while viewing art exhibitions and chatting with staff. This event is FREE; RSVP is encouraged. Appropriate for adults and ages 12 and up.

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Predominantly blue, blue gray and white abstract figures, red column on right side of painting

Texas in the Abstract | Gallery Talk and Reception

Sept. 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Mark White, a scholar of 20th-century American painting and sculpture, will give a talk about the Texas A&M University Art Galleries’ current exhibition “Texas in the Abstract,” which includes expressionist themes from Texas painters. Refreshments will be served. RSVP is encouraged.

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Clear, hanging geometric structures made from digital fabrication.

Living Architecture Systems Group

Sept. 3–29, 2019

Presented by the Texas A&M University Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA), artist and architect Philip Beesley displays intricate geometric structures made from digital fabrication.

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Young woman is laying down on lavender plant stalks. Her eyes are closed and she has a smile on her face. She has red hair and wears a yellow top.

Make Your Own Perfume! Family Workshop

Sept. 29, 2019 | 1–3 p.m.

Drop into the Forsyth and use essential oils to create a one-of-a-kind perfume! All supplies will be provided. FREE! Limited to 30 participants, RSVP required. Ages 6 and up.

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Illustration of battered Polish flag. Text reads: "Poland First to Fight"

Fight and Suffering

Oct. 1–13, 2019

This commemorative exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II when the Polish took up a struggle against the Nazi German and Soviet occupiers in September of 1939. Presented by the Museum of the Second World War, Poland and Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Houston.

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