A wide range of artistic traditions are taught in our world-class art studios. The South Bend Museum of Art offers a variety of classes each session, with four sessions a year. Classes offered at the museum are suitable for beginners to advanced, and for ages 4 and up. Typically, classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Youth Summer Sessions meet every day for one week.
Certificates can be used towards the tuition of any class through December of 2017. Certificates are virtual, and are redeemable on our website www.southbendart.org . Each gift certificate recipient will receive an email with a unique voucher code. To redeem, enter the voucher code in the “Apply Discount” box on the Art Cart checkout page. Gift certificates have no cash value. No transfer or refund of balance will be issued. Please call for a brochure of classes or visit us at: www.southbendart.org
December 3, 2016 – January 8, 2017 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Featuring artwork created by SBMA students and faculty from the past year, the annual Student/Faculty exhibition showcases the variety of class offerings at the museum and highlights the talents of its wonderful community.
Any faculty or student of museum classes from December 1, 2015 – December 1, 2016 is eligible. Participants may submit one (1) work not previously shown at the museum. All submitted work will be exhibited. All media will be accepted.
Congratulations to our 2016 award winners!
Download a prospectus with full details here.
October 1 – December 31, 2016 | Art League Gallery
Owen-Murakami and VanAmeyden will speak about their work beginning at 6:15 p.m. just outside of the Art League Gallery followed by an opportunity for questions and answers with visitors. Immediately following, Mark Pohlad, Associate Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University, will speak about the exhibition in the adjoining Warner Gallery, Through the Looking Glass, and the history of the daguerreotype.
Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory Heartwood, Grove and Roots are large-scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism. The installations explore collective memories through vernacular photography and the act of pursuing one’s history as a universal human experience. They are concerned with imaging oneself in a genealogical lineage while contemplating basic life stages.
Ginger Owen-Murakami (b. 1971, Lake Wales, FL) is Associate Professor of Photography and Intermedia at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Louisiana State University and a B.F.A. in Photography from The University of Central Florida. Owen-Murakami’s artwork derives imagery from narratives and themes of family history, race, gender and culture. Her interdisciplinary practices include installation, sculpture, digital, traditional and non-silver photographic processes.
Vicki VanAmeyden (b. 1962, Battle Creek, MI) is an artist/printmaker whose interdisciplinary approach expresses the human condition with metaphor and non-traditional materials. She received her M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and is currently Head of Printmaking at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Made possible with the assistance of the Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative, a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
October 22 – December 31, 2016
South Bend Museum of Art continues its popular Robert C. Shields American Series with the exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks From The Dawn of Photography. The exhibition features a selection of 145 photographs, mostly made in America, but also demonstrating work from France, England and the Mideast. All the major collecting genres are represented, including portraiture, landscapes, erotic stereos, post-mortems, and slavery subjects.
Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype is the chameleon of photography: open up its jewel-like leather or thermoplastic case and see yourself reflected in the mirror of the silver surface, now view it from another angle and see a startling negative image, now from yet a third angle and see the positive image revealed in its infinite detail and three-dimensionality – it takes your breath away. It is indeed a mirror held up to the soul of its subject, a time-machine to a bygone era.
This collection features both cased examples, mostly American, and larger framed plates, primarily European. Rarities include artistic whole plates of Boston’s upper crust by Southworth & Hawes; one of the earliest photos of Jerusalem, an archaeological whole plate by Girault de Prangey; and an important, unpublished gold-rush daguerreotype featuring a female miner.
All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Related programming features events for all ages and interest levels, including a bi-weekly call for theme-based photograph submissions via the SBMA’s Instagram account in the exhibit, Through My Lens .
Through The Looking Glass is made possible with Support from:
The South Bend Museum of Art’s 2016-2017 Exhibition Program is made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s Arts Everywhere initiative.
The Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation
Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund The Art League
ArtsEverywhere Fund of the
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
The Art League
The Muessel-Ellison Memorial Trust Foundation
The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union
Lynda B. & Charles S. Simon
Mr. & Mrs. L. Brown Sanders
Visit South Bend Mishawaka
Barbara & Stephen Fredman
Mrs. James Walton
Marcia Rickard & Dennis Doordan
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Q. Stifel
Dayle Brown & David Piser
Drs. Tom & Susan Fischbach
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Guentert
Susan L. Moore
Susan Ohmer & Donald Crafton
Steel Warehouse Co., Inc.
Mary Jane Buzolich
Claudia A. Maslowski
Susan R. Visser
Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first photographic process. It required specialized skill, equipment and hazardous chemicals. Now, we almost all carry a camera around with us every day in the form of our phones. Furthermore, social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share those images with an immediacy that could not be imagined 177 years ago.
With equipment no longer an obstacle, we can now all be photographers if we want to be, and the SBMA wants to encourage your creative eye!
Submissions are no longer being accepted.
Beginning with the opening of the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography, we will install a new selection of Instagram images submitted by the public, every two weeks. Each installation will center on one of five themes inspired by the subjects of daguerreotypes in the show: Portraits, Still Life, Work, Landscape, and Pets.
The display schedule is as follows:
- October 22 – November 6: PORTRAITS
Selfies, images of your family, friends, formal, informal, etc.
- November 9 – 20: STILL LIFE
Your take on everyday objects, objects of your own invention, etc.
- November 23 – December 4: WORK
Images from your workplace, your office, how you make a living, etc.
- December 7 – 18: LANDSCAPE
The world around you and how you see it
- December 21 – 31: PETS
The critters you share your life with
PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE EXHIBITION:
You can pick up your prints from the SBMA offices (2nd floor of the museum) following the close of the exhibition. SBMA offices are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST (offices will be closed on Nov. 24 & 25 for the holiday). If those times are not possible for you, please e-mail Mark Rospenda at email@example.com for alternate arrangements. Prints not picked up by January 31, 2017 will be discarded.
Thanks for participating!
August 27 – November 13, 2016 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Reception: September 2, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Now in their 73rd year, a juried exhibition by members of the Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. (NIA) is sure to impress with the variety and quality of artwork currently being created by area artists.
The NIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary creative art from the Michiana region. The NIA strives to raise the quality of work produced and the standards of the community. Its membership includes over 150 artists who have passed an independent jury process.
Learn more about the NIA at nia-art.org.
Images: (above) Diane Overmyer, Ducky (detail), oil on canvas; (below) Alex Allen, Man with the Guitar (detail), oil on panel
July 2 – September 25, 2016 | Warner Gallery
Reception: September 2, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The international juried American Tapestry Biennial 11 is organized by the American Tapestry Alliance and will include work from around the world as selected by juror, Janet Koplos. The works selected for the exhibition highlight the variety of artistic expression practiced today in the medium of hand woven tapestry.
Janet Koplos is a freelance art critic currently based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a staff editor at Art in America magazine in New York City for 18 years and remains associated with the magazine as a contributing editor. She is the co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) and numerous other books and catalog essays.
The mission of the American Tapestry Alliance is to share and preserve the knowledge and practice of tapestry art by supporting, promoting and educating audiences about contemporary hand woven tapestry. Learn more about ATA at americantapestryalliance.org.
Curious about how a tapestry is made? SBMA Weaving Instructor and ATA Member, Patti Jankowski, will be working on a tapestry in the gallery during the course of the exhibition. Return to see her progress, or visit during select prescheduled times to see her working — bring your curiosity and questions!
• Wednesday, July 6, noon–2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 20, noon–2:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 20, noon–2:00 p.m.
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