NAU Art Museum:
“Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation”
NAU Art Museum
Open: Noon to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday - Saturday
September 16 – November 22
5 – 7 p.m., September 18, 2014
Event is free,
however, a suggested $2 donation is appreciated.
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. Artworks
included in "Painting in the World: Reflections on Politics, Violence, and
Reconciliation" have been selected from the submissions 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.