Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation

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Entry Materials Received at Museum by
July 1, 2014

Notice of Acceptance (Sent via Email)
July 11, 2014

Artwork Due at NAU Art Museum
August 25 – 29, 2014

Exhibition Opens to Public
September 16, 2014

5:00pm – 7:00pm, September 18, 2014

Exhibition Closes
November 22, 2014


Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation. 

Exhibition Dates: September 16, 2014 - November 22, 2014

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Find Prospectus here.

In September 2014, the Northern Arizona University Art Museum will produce a juried exhibition of paintings created around inter-woven themes of politics, violence and reconciliation. The NAU Art Museum believes that the global community faces a turning point today in which economic, environmental, and ethnic pressures threaten the integrity of whole societies.  The Arab Spring, wars arising from religious extremism and, conversely, the efforts of many nations to maintain stable, consensual societies are among the themes we hope to address in this exhibition. “Painting in the World: Politics, Violence and Reconciliation” will be adjudicated by Dr. George V. Speer, Director of the NAU Art Museum.


George V. Speer is the director of the Northern Arizona University Art Museum and Associate Professor of Art History. He received his doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and his Master of Arts in Art History from Southern Methodist University. Prior to his appointment at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Speer was Curator of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. His research interests focus on twentieth-century American art and culture and the political origins and consequences of representation.