Joel Tauber
Attempting To Restore
, 2013
from The Sharing Project.

Roger Camp, Floating Reds
(Jr. Lifeguards)
, 1985



The Sharing Project
June 13−July 19, 2015

The Sharing Project poses questions about whether we share enough in our Capitalist world. It focuses on the seemingly simple task of Tauber teaching his young son Zeke to share. As he and Zeke struggle to understand what sharing means and how much we should share, experts in different fields (evolutionary biology, psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, education) offer their thoughts, creating more complexity and questions. In pursuit of answers, Tauber and his son turn to the forgotten Socialist Jewish commune of Happyville (1905−1908) in South Carolina, hoping that some of the mysteries of sharing are buried in the traces of the utopian community.

As part of the exhibition, Tauber invites the public to share their toys and help arrange them in the museum. Then, at the end of the show, people will be invited to take the toys and give them to whomever they think will enjoy them. Please bring your toys to the UAM beginning Tuesday, May 12!

To learn more about The Sharing Project, please read the press release.

Lost in Time

Lost in Time is a permanent collection exhibition featuring photographs from the Peckenpaugh collection, a body of work that was donated to the University Art Museum in 1994 by Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh, longtime UAM supporters. This exhibition will explore the theme of the sublime, a notion understood to inspire awe, most often in relation to the natural landscape and our place within it.

All events are free and open to the public. For a list of upcoming exhibitions programming click here.

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