On Thursday, December 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, we are proud to host an artist reception for Peter Fine and his exhibit: Multiply You To Repeat Your Usefulness currently showing in our Bordewick Gallery. We are also celebrating Borderlines: A Retrospective by Christina Lange currently showing in our Ptasynski Gallery.
Our Museum Shop will be open during the reception for your shopping pleasure!
We are also participating in the Chocolate Walk - bring your passports in! There will be light hors d'oeuvres and drinks available.“Walking the Artist's Path: Process in Native American Art” A Collaborative Exhibit ofCasperCollegeMuseum Studies & The NIC
The NIC is honored to present an exhibition of Native American art from The NIC’s permanent collection that has been curated by students in the Fall 2017 Museum Studies program atCasperCollege.“Walking the Artist's Path: Process in Native American Art” will run from December 7, 2017 through February 4, 2018, with an opening reception duringCasper’s Art Walk on Thursday, December 7, from 5-8 p.m. Students and faculty from the museum studies program atCasperCollegewill be present at the opening.
This exhibition explorestechniquesand processes used in creating Native American art work. Rather than an interpretation of design and spirituality, this show emphasizes and discusses how the artworks are constructed and the materials used to create these beautiful handmade objects. Outstanding examples in pottery, weaving, basketry, beadwork, and leatherwork will be on display by traditional and contemporary Native American artists – some of worldwide recognition. Works including painting, sculpture, and constructs by contemporary artists demonstrate the wide range of creative paths utilized by Native American artists.
"The student curators are actively engaged in the pedagogy of service-learning, reaching out to the community in a manner that allows for their personal education in learning about museum work, and utilizing a portion of the significant art from The NIC’s expansive collection. We are fortunate to have these community relationships and opportunities,” said Valerie Innella-Maiers, Ph.D., instructor in museum studies and art history atCasperCollege.
“The NIC is thrilled that the students fromCasperCollegechose to curate and exhibit these rarely seen items from our permanent collection,” said Ann Ruble, executive director of The NIC. “The works they chose tell a rarely told story of the creative processes used historically, and in some cases, currently, by Native American artists. We hope this partnership inspires more creative exploration of our permanent collection.”
“Walking the Artist's Path: Process in Native American Art” will exhibit in the Rosenthal Gallery at The NIC. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission to the museum is free to museum members as well as active military and veterans. Fees for the public are available at thenic.org.