Fall 2021 Visual Arts at Miami Magazine

Cover of Fall 21 VAAM

Our Fall 2021 issue of Visual Arts at Miami is out now! The entire issue is available here (as a flip-through publication), however, all of our major stories from this issue will be published here on this blog! Read on to learn more about the magazine as well as what’s in this issue.

About the Magazine

Visual Arts at Miami (VAAM) is a bi-annual publication of the Miami University Art Museum (MUAM) showcasing visual arts at Miami University for members and the arts community.

Usually distributed in print inside the Journal News and Oxford Press prior to the Fall and Spring semesters, Visual Arts at Miami also is available digitally as flip-through issuu publication AND stories also are published through this web version of the publication.
Check the back cover for a map detail, contact information and hours.

Editor, Sherri Krazl
Printed by Cox Media Group

Inside this Issue

From the Editor
From the Director
About the Art Museum
People of MUAM
Collections News
McGuffey Moments
Spring 2022 Exhibition Preview
Exhibition: Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition
Hiestand Happenings: Hiestand Galleries
Contemporary Art Lecture Series
Exhibitions & Programs at a Glance

Links to stories published on this blog will be added as they are posted. Other stories not linked here can be found in the Online Version linked at the top.

From the Editor

This semester I celebrate a milestone anniversary at the Art Museum, TEN years! And this is the 20th Visual Arts at Miami magazine that I have created! The months leading up to this issue have been exciting as well as a lot different. In these 10 years I have been blessed to work with the same group of wonderful people with the exception of the Laura swap in 2012, when Collections Manager Laura Henderson retired and Laura Stewart stepped into the role. But since May, we’ve said “congratulations and best wishes in your retirement” not once, not twice, but THREE times and in the last eighteen months two other colleagues retired! That’s a lot of change! So here I am approaching this personal milestone, excited about this new semester, a terrific exhibition, and a new chapter having spent the last few months getting used to the new MUAM team! Thinking to myself (sharing with you all), I realize how lucky I am to enjoy working with these new folks in support of our mission as a teaching museum! Over the Summer we spent some time team-building, we visited some arts venues (Cincinnati Art Museum and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park) and went horseback riding, and now we are knee deep into writing the next chapter as a new team looking forward to even more great years ahead!

Thank you Debbie Caudill, Sue Gambrell, Mark DeGennaro, Cynthia Collins and Bob Wicks for many great years, and for showing me the ropes! So glad you’re all close by and can stop by regularly!

As I prepare this 20th issue and we work on our plans for the next chapter of MUAM, I have begun thinking about the next generation of VAAM. Thank you to our members and readers. Be on the lookout for a revamp in the next year based on your feedback (send comments and suggestions to me at krazlsa@MiamiOh.edu). And until then, please get out and experience the Arts at Miami. They’re plentiful, engaging, inspiring and everywhere you look!

Krazl Signature
Sherri Krazl, Editor
Miami University Art Museum

MUAM staff picture