Art Department Gallery Program records
Scope and Contents
Art Department Gallery Program records include materials on the Great lakes Drawing Biennial (GLDB) art show, artist's submission material, and documents related to installed gallery shows. To correlate with the many programs and exhibitions put on by the Art Department, there are also many promotional materials, clippings and news releases that advertise the events. The collection is arranged in to five series: Administrative files, Exhibitions, Figurative Works Contest, Great Lakes Drawing Biennial and Looking Both Ways. Materials within each series are arranged chronologically and records date from 1984 - 2012.
The Administrative files series contains materials dating from 2001-2007 related to exhibition proposals, strategic initiatives, MFA committee and mission statement needs. Records are arranged chronologically.
The Exhibitions series contains materials pertaining to campus exhibitions, the artists and their works and documents related to installed gallery shows such as, promotional materials, clippings and news releases. Files in this series are arranged chronologically by year and date from 1984 – 2008.
The Figurative Works Contest series, Great Lakes Drawing Biennial series, and Looking Both Ways series all consist of artist submissions and date from 2010 – 2012.
- 1984 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access
Copyright on artists work not transferred with collection patrons must contact artist for permissions
The mission of the Art Department Gallery Program at Eastern Michigan University is to present innovative exhibitions that compliment the University’s academic offerings; research and exhibition; provide a viable resource for arts management training; educate the university and greater Southeast Michigan communities about the forms and issues of contemporary and historic art from all cultures; and fill a unique niche in the region as a venue for exhibitions that enhance the reputation of the Eastern Michigan University Art Department.
The Gallery Program offers multiple venues for exhibits and lectures. The Student Center, located on the north side of campus, houses the University Gallery, which features major exhibitions and events intended for both the Art Department, the University public and the larger community. A second gallery is directed by the student-run Intermedia Gallery Group, and is dedicated to showcasing student work. It provides excellent opportunities for students to experience firsthand the endeavors involved both in exhibiting their own work and managing a gallery space.
The Ford Gallery, located in Ford Hall, maintains a year-round schedule of exhibitions and artist lectures. It serves as a venue for the work of outside artists, graduate thesis exhibitions, as well as undergraduate and graduate student exhibitions.
Above language borrowed from http://art.emich.edu/pages/about-the-gallery-programs 2/13/2015.
12 Linear Feet (9 record center cartons, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
The Art Department Gallery Program at Eastern Michigan University is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and its mission is to present innovative exhibitions that compliment the University’s academic offerings; research and exhibition; provide a viable resource for arts management training; educate the university and greater Southeast Michigan communities about the forms and issues of contemporary and historic art from all cultures; and fill a unique niche in the region as a venue for exhibitions that enhance the reputation of the Eastern Michigan University Art Department.
The Art Department Gallery Program records document past exhibitions including faculty art and theses exhibitions and contests such as the Great Lakes Drawing Biennial held in Ford Gallery and the Student Center. Materials are arranged chronologically and date from 1984 to 2012.
- Art Department Gallery Program records
- Amber Davis
- 2015 March 19
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Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository
Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197