Browse Exhibits (9 total)

Edna Kelly Collection

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The Edna Kelly Collection consists of various Native American material goods dating to the late 19th and early-to-mid-20th centuries.

Breverman Collection

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The Breverman Collection consists of various oil lamps and ceramic pots from the Mediterranean area, including Rome, Greece, Egypt and more.

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Belleek Pottery Collection

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The Belleek Pottery Collection consists of various pottery goods such as tea sets, vases, and more made by Belleek Pottery.

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Pre-Columbian Artifacts

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A selection of objects from the Miami University Art Museum collection of Pre-Columbian artifacts.

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Raffia Textiles Collection

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This exhibit consists of selected raffia textiles from the collection of African art at the Miami University Art Museum. The primary goal regarding these objects is to contextualize and analyze across multiple platforms. The exhibit explores various interlocking themes that are essential in creating a broader understanding of raffia and its related political, social, and economical implications.

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Eurasian Steppe Bronzes Collection

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Marked by a plethora of nomadic groups and rapidly rising and falling empires, the Eurasian Steppes are known for their production of highly artistic and well-rendered bronzes that often identified the status and wealth of the wearer and featured identifiable animal imagery.

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The Rookwood Pottery Collection

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The Miami University Art Museum's collection includes almost 50 examples of Rookwood Pottery, dating from 1884 to 1953. 

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Ancient Egyptian Collection

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Objects classified as Ancient Egyptian from the Miami University Art Museum's permanent collection

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West African Textiles

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This virtual exhibit provides an overview of the different categories of West African textiles found at the Miami University Art Museum. The textiles covered in this exhibit are Kente cloth, Adinkra cloth, Baule cloth, mud cloth and Bogolanfini, and wax-resist textiles. Each cloth has its own unique story and place of origin. Many of these textiles worn symbolically to represent important events within the culture that they belong to. Through education about the history, make, and meaning of each textile, we hope to provide viewers with a better understanding of the complexity of African textiles. 

Additionally, the final section of this exhibit covers Western use and appropriation of African textiles. This is an important piece to include in the discussion of African cloth as appropriation has frequently occurred in modern Western fashion. By promoting a greater understanding of the depth of African textiles, we can be more aware of problematic appropriation as consumers and help inspire greater cultural respect and understanding.

Initial exhibit created by Ben Krautheim, intern Fall 2020.