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Dishman Art Museum closed mid-May through June

The Dishman Art Museum will be closed from May 17 through July 1 as it undergoes a massive reroofing project. The exhibition schedule will resume July 1 with “Emerging Ceramic Artists,” a collaborative exhibition presented by the Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization and the Dishman Art Museum to highlight new ceramic artists from universities across Texas. “Emerging Ceramic Artists” will run through August 10.

“We are so excited for the renovations taking place at the Dishman Art Museum this summer," said Megan Koza Young, assistant professor of art history and director of the Dishman. "We will be using the time we are closed to re-vision the presentation of the permanent Eisenstadt Collection and expand our outreach across the university and the community.”

The previously announced summer exhibition, “Mark(ing) Time: Expanded Notions in Drawing,” will now be exhibited August 13 through October 1 in the lower gallery. Celebrating the lines and marks made by those artists who work strictly on paper, “Mark(ing) Time” invites several internationally recognized artists to show their works in the Dishman. This exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary thought on what constitutes drawing and printmaking today, ranging from artists who work classically with graphite on paper to those who expand the definition of working on paper to create entire installations.

In the same time period, August 13 - October 1, "Patrick Martin: Visions in Glass" will be displayed in the upper gallery.

“Although the museum will be closed to the public for most of May and June, we will still have a very active presence on campus through course outreach and outside art activities throughout the summer,” said Young.

For more information, call (409) 880-8959 or email dishmanart@lamar.edu.