FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eugenia Afinoguenova, Associate Professor
Pamela Hill Nettleton, Assistant Professor
Marquette University Journalism and Spanish Classes Curate
an Eclectic Exhibit in the Haggerty Museum of Art
Student version of “Clear Picture” opens Nov. 12
MILWAUKEE (October 3, 2014) – During the Fall semester of the 2014-15 academic year, Marquette University journalism and Spanish students are working together to modify and curate an exhibit in the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. A groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary, and award-winning educational project, “Clear Picture” brings four courses of students together over the course of one academic year to explore connections between art and community. The Haggerty Museum becomes a multi-disciplinary textbook and laboratory.
Over the summer, the “Clear Picture” faculty team selected works from the Haggerty permanent collection to create the first version of the exhibit this fall. This fall semester, students are choosing works to remove or reposition and works to add.
The new, student-curated version of “Clear Picture: Looking at Communities Through an Art Museum,” will be unveiled Wednesday, Nov. 12 in a reception from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Students are creating publicity and educational materials about the exhibit, as well as write journalistic articles about community and art.
“Clear Picture” was organized by Marquette faculty members Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton, assistant professor, Journalism and Media Studies, Diederich College of Communication, along with Lynne Shumow, education curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Below, see the project coverage by Marquette Matters, April 2014, pages 2-3.