Ken was a respected teacher and influential presence in the arts community of Hampton Roads and a master craftsman in printmaking techniques, especially letterpress printing. We lose in Ken a great artist, teacher, and mentor to many generations of students, a steward of the ODU Art Department who served as Chair for a total of 15 years. (More)
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Student Amber Pierce Being Featured in Solo Exhibit At Chrysler Museum
Amber Pierce, the winner of Best in Show Student Juried Exhibition 2021 has opened her Willing Vessels solo exhibition in Vestibule 102, in the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio - and the works are truly gripping.
Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow
Matt Sesow produces an uncommon and somewhat obsessive number of paintings from Washington, DC. After the propeller of an incoming aircraft severed his left arm at age eight, Matt survived amputation and discovered painting as an emotional response to a traumatic past. Today his works are collected worldwide. On view from Aug. 31, 2021 to Dec. 18, 2021.
Works by Courtney Kessel & Danielle Wyckoff
Betwixt Intermixed / Luminescent Iridescent / Tandem and ‘tween: This two-person exhibition featuring individual and collaborative work by Courtney Kessel and Danielle Wyckoff addresses the levels, limits, and language of intimate gestures. Their collaborative work investigates this intimacy between two women in friendship and in cahoots, as an alternative to the popular culture depictions of women being in competition with one another. On view Aug. 31 - Oct. 2, 2021. Closing reception with artist on Sept. 30th from 6 to 8 pm.
New! Gordon the Robot
Affectionately nicknamed "Gordon" after the art galleries' namesakes—Baron and Ellin Gordon—this innovative telepresence robot allows remote visits from around the world. Gordon can move around the space, raise and lower height, and zoom in on art. The remote driver can interact live with staff in the galleries and also invite friends, colleagues, and students to join their visit. Reserve your time with Gordon!
Sauce: 2021 ODU Art Alumni Exhibition
The Old Dominion University Department of Art, first chaired by painter and educator Charles Sibley, has been in existence for more than 65 years. During this time, the department's degree programs have produced several hundreds of graduates who have gone on to successful careers. This is ODU's second exhibition featuring selected works by generations of art alumni. On view Oct. 15 - Nov. 13, 2021. Reception Oct. 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
Art from Guantánamo Bay
Detainees at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay have made art from the time they arrived. The Art from Guantánamo Bay exhibition features 101 of these evocative works, made by men held without trial, some for more than 15 years. The six artists include both current (Moath Al Alwi and Ahmed Rabbani) and former (Muhammad Ansi, Abdualmalik (Alrahabi) Abud, Sabri Al Qurashi, Mansoor Adayfi) detainees, none of whom have been charged with committing a crime. On view January 18 - May 8, 2022
2021 Graphic Design Senior Exit Review
The Graphic Design Senior Exit Review provides graphic design students with an opportunity to present their graduating portfolio or thesis project to local professionals, family, friends, and the community. The event also celebrates the accomplishments and recognition each graduating class has accumulated on their way to graduation and employment. This site showcases the students who participated in the 2021 review.