2019 Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events


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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Exhibition Catalog


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: 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 will focus on African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American artists.

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

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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.

J. Wayne Stark Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 1110


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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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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