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CLASSES CANCELED - Wednesday 1/17/18

W-ALERT: MUW will remain closed Wed. 1/17 due to hazardous conditions. The W reopen at normal hours on Thur, Jan. 18. Cafeteria and Stark Recreation open on limited schedules, hours posted on W-Alert page.

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Permanent CollectionCOLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Eugenia Summer Gallery kicks off the 2013-2014 season with selections from the Permanent Collection.


This exhibition, which opened on Thursday, Aug. 15, combines some familiar and much loved works, with some new surprises, and an entirely new spin on the collection.

“The entire exhibition is organized around the visible spectrum of colors- so each work was chosen and placed based on which hues are dominant in the piece.  This was a totally novel way of organizing the collection and it is completely the brain child of our new gallery assistant Andy Snyder,” said Alex Stelioes-Wills, gallery director.

Because of the organizing theme, this year’s Permanent Collection Exhibition emphasizes the breadth and diversity of the collection. This show features numerous works ranging from photographs, prints, paintings and drawings. It features works from alumni, past and current professors, and a well-known local artist, Birney Imes.  It also highlights three works of faculty emeritus Larry Feeney, who will be having a solo retrospective in the spring.

The Eugenia Summer Gallery maintains the MUW Permanent Collection, a collection of nearly 1,000 works of art. The gallery director and student assistants are responsible for storing, organizing, cataloguing, restoring, presenting and exhibiting works in the permanent collection. MUW’s Department of Art and Design started collecting artwork in the 1940s.

“We start every gallery season with an exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection because it is part of our service to our students, the campus and the community,” Stelioes-Wills said.  “The Permanent Collection is an important teaching tool for the Department of Art and Design. Faculty members bring their classes to the exhibition to discuss the works. For the campus and for the community this is a chance, once a year for people to see a real Matisse, or a real Chagall or a real Marie Hull.”

“Very few small public universities have art collections of such strength,” he added, “It would be a shame not to show some of that collection at least once a year.”

Professor Stelioes-Wills and Snyder will highlight some of the works in the collection at a joint gallery talk on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 12:30-1:00 p.m. Punch and chips will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lunch. “A Spectrum of the Permanent Collection” ends Friday, Sept. 6.

The Eugenia Summer Gallery is located on the southwest corner of the MUW campus, directly east of the Stark Recreation Center. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 14, 2013
Contact: Alexander Stelioes-Wills
(662) 329-7291

 

 

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The town, which sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character. It is home to three National Register Districts and is nationally prominent for its annual Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that showcases homes dating to the 1800s.

Columbus also has a rich literary heritage, both as the birthplace of noted playwright Tennessee Williams and its connection to Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty, who attended The W. You'll be immersed in history and culture.

Nearby downtown has plenty to offer, with restaurants, boutiques, antique galleries, and the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Within walking distance of campus, downtown is a place to explore and enjoy.

 

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