Art Elements: Materials, Motive and Meaning

Art Elements: Materials, Motive and Meaning presents an in-depth look at materials and techniques used to create artworks. Inspired by the research of faculty and curators at CU, the exhibition is organized into four case studies.  Each case study focuses on a group of artworks and shows how primary, material research leads to a deeper understanding of artistic traditions. The selection of artworks represents a diverse set of time periods and cultures and provides a vehicle for cross-disciplinary discovery. 

Artworks in this exhibition were made by artists from indigenous American communities, Japan, former Spanish colonies in South America, and Western Europe. They incorporate an array of materials, including bead, leather and metalwork, chalk drawing and oil painting.

Exhibition curated by Hope Saska.

This exhibition and programming is generously supported by CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees and CU Art Museum members.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

CU Art Museum
1085 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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Arts & Culture, Gallery & Museum

CU Art Museum
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