Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta
Sept 15 - Dec 12, 2015
Gallery hours are 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Tuesday – Saturday
Katherine E. Nash Gallery | Regis Center for Art
This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Art, the Soap Factory, the Henry Luce Foundation and a dedicated group of private donors whose generosity has helped to establish this as an ongoing program for creative and cultural education.
This program —The Beijing Collaborative Exchange, (BCE)— has assisted over one hundred students, artists and scholars from the departments of Art, Theater, and Asian languages and Literatures at the U of M; and from China, the Beijing Film Academy, and the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Art— to advance their careers and their understanding of the cross cultural transitions occurring in and influenced by the arts and humanities.
This project involved creating a sustainable outdoor campus at the Plains Art Museum which included the planting of edible and native plants that provide habitat for pollinators. As part of this project, the Plains also supported a one week paid internship for seventeen promising high school students in Fargo interested in the arts and sciences... This youth group participated in the "Buzz Lab," and transformed the urban site of the Plains Art Museum into a habitat for pollinators
The university May-term course, which has been offered for the past decade, asks learners to research history for the purpose of creating a visual image. Class hours are divided between field trips and studio time, with excursions to the Hinckley Fire Museum, the gravel pit, the Hinckley monument, the Brook Park historic marker and cemetery, Skunk Lake, Sandstone and the Kettle River. Students are asked to confront the past and be influenced by it. Through group discussions, sketches and observations, they will translate, personalize and interpret ideas and emotions, thereby making a heart connection which becomes transformed into a visual language...
Working from the heart is a reoccurring phrase in Feinberg's instruction. "When you work from your mind it hardly ever works out. When you work from your heart it nearly always works out." No doubt class participants will find many opportunities to make a heart connection to the stories of the Hinckley Fire. The community is invited to visit the museum to witness those heart connections in the final exhibit beginning June 11.