The Sharing Project
June 13 – July 19, 2015
Opening Reception – Saturday, June 20, 2015 6-8pm
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.
September 8 – December 13, 2015
In the Fall of 2015, the UAM will present Far-Sited, an archival exhibition that explores the first international sculpture symposium held in the United States and the nine monumental modernist sculptures realized during the summer of 1965 on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The brainchild of Sculpture professor, Ken Glenn, the California International Sculpture Symposium was a significant undertaking in the history of modern public art in the United States. Not only was it the first sculpture symposium held in the country, it was the first to occur on a college campus, and the first to create partnerships with industry to explore technology and new materials, inspiring the 1967-71 Art and Technology initiative at LACMA.
The exhibition will explores the history of the symposium through preliminary maquetes and sketches, photographs, newspapers and journals, personal letters, post-symposium publications, and other ephemera from the archives of the University Art Museum and CSULB Library Special Collections. The archives, never on display before, will explore the behind-the-scenes dynamics of what it took to actualize this historical event. Since 1965, the Outdoor Sculpture Collection has grown to twenty-six works. The collection is an integral aspect of the CSULB campus, which is known for its mid-century architecture by campus master planner and Case Study House Architect Edward A. Killingsworth (1917–2004).
For more information on the Far-Sited project, please visit far-sited.org.