Revisit Recent Exhibition and Programs Virtually

Fall 2021 Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition

Though this fantastic exhibition is no longer on view, we are pleased to present you with virtual offerings of the exhibition and some of the featured programs here.

Browse through the exhibition page by page with images of each work and Artist information through this online version of the exhibition that was on view at the Miami University Art Museum from August 24-December 11, 2021.

View recorded versions of exhibition programming featured during the exhibition period through our YouTube channel. Featured playbacks are listed below.

Honoring Myaamia Community through Letterpress Printing

Inspired by experiential learning opportunities with Miami Tribe citizens and educators, this talk traces how Dr. Danker and her art education students worked with Erin Beckloff to create letterpress posters to honor and celebrate the Myaamia community. 

The Passion of Jewelry Making

A master jeweler and Miami Alumna (BFA ’72, MFA ’78), Lucille A. Hautau, creates fine jewelry that is intriguing, exquisitely designed and meticulously crafted. Join her in the studio to learn about the tools and techniques used to create a tapestry of patterns in metals.


Revealing Inspirations

Join photographer Todd Stuart and artist Tara Hayes (BS & BFA ’17) for an informative hour of revelations about their personal sources of inspiration. Each artist will guide viewers through an examination of their works on display in the current exhibition.


Robert Wolfe and past student Sarojini Johnson (MFA ‘84) will reflect on their relationship as student and mentor. They will also talk about their past and present artistic practices. Ann Taulbee (BFA ‘81), Director of Hiestand Galleries, will serve as the moderator for this conversation. This event is planned in conjunction with the Contemporary Art Forum, a seminar course highlighting contemporary art practices. 

Influences & Evolutions

Artists David Johnson (MFA ’86) and Mike May (MFA ’10) will share personal stories about their evolving careers as painters and practicing artists. Looking back, Johnson and May will also discuss the sphere of influence teachers can have on students’ creative aspirations. Jason E. Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions, Miami University Art Museum, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

Reflections of the Lens 

Join alumni photographers Gary Beeber (‘71) and Jeremy Blair (‘07), as they reflect on their experiences as undergraduate students and discuss the changes in the field of photography during the last decade. Jon Yamashiro, Associate Professor, Photography, Miami University, will serve as the moderator for this discussion.