March 26 closing reception – Join the Richard M. Ross Art Museum for free public closing receptions for its two current exhibitions: “Ohio Imprint: Dick Arentz & Brian Harnetty” and “Black Palimpsest: Jared Thorne.”
The museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to view the exhibitions, and the closing reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Refreshments will be provided.
“Ohio Imprint” -- Interdisciplinary artist Harnetty responds to images by photographer Arentz, whose platinum and palladium prints focus on Ohio farms, factories, water towers, and other human-made structures that shape the natural world. Harnetty revisits these sites and creates sound collages and videos that reflect on themes of place, labor, history, the archive, and the ecological imprint of humans. Learn more at www.brianharnetty.com.
“Black Palimpsest” -- Thorne’s multimedia works bring a critical lens to a series of masks from the museum’s African Art holdings. His project approaches the masks as palimpsests – objects where the original context has been effaced and overlaid with new understandings but aspects of the original are still visible. The exhibit explores the cultural co-modification of African art objects in Western museums while asking how these same objects signify history, identity, and authenticity for many African Americans. Learn more at http://jaredthorne.com.
During the academic year, the Ross is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be closed for spring break from March 11-20, 2023. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free.
Call (740) 368-3606 or visit www.owu.edu/ross for more information.