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Celebration of Stone Carving

Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Campus Green in front of the Student Center, Kennesaw Campus

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The Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Year of Senegal invite you to attend the Celebration of Stone Carving, an annual event and mini-festival celebrating the art of stone carving, in honor of Ruth Zuckerman’s birthday! This year’s program focuses on the stone carvings and artists of Senegal! At this event you will learn about the ancient origins of stone carving, see Ruth Zuckerman’s tool set, and learn how the tools and techniques from ancient times are still used today. You can also try some of the hands-on activities: chisel a real block of marble, carve your own small plaster sculpture, or sign up in advance to carve your own small sculpture out of sandstone. While there, enjoy a birthday treat in honor of Ruth Zuckerman!

Please note: to participate in the special, limited-capacity sandstone carving workshop, you must separately sign up for the workshop AND the Celebration of Stone Carving.

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David Antonio Cruz, Visiting Artist Lecture

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023, 1:00 pm in Morgan Hall

    David Antonio Cruz explores the intersectionality of queerness and race through painting, sculpture, and performance. Focusing on queer, trans, and gender fluid communities of color, Cruz examines the violence perpetrated against their members, conveying his subjects both as specific individuals and as monumental signifiers for large and urgent systemic concerns. A recent series explores the notion of ‘chosen family’, the nonbiological bonds between queer people based in mutual support and love. Each painting depicts the likeness of the artist’s community, and at the same time the portraits strive to capture much more than the physical representation of the figures; they venerate the overall structure of queer relationships, captured through intimate moments of touch, strength, support, and celebration. David Antonio Cruz will speak about his artistic practices and discuss the works on view in the exhibition at the ZMA.

    Image credit: David Antonio Cruz, icutfromthemiddletogetabetterslice, 2020. Oil, latex, and wax pencil on wood. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Collection of Noel E.D. Kirnon.


dance professors dancing with peacock feathers in ZMA gallery


Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30pm

This presentation is a collaboration across all disciplines of COTA. 
The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, a unit of the School of Art and Design, will present INTERCHANGE an annual collaboration featuring faculty from all disciplines of the College of the Arts. This unique presentation celebrates the creativity that all artistic disciplines share with one another and celebrates the many talents of our COTA faculty. Attendance is free and open to the public. 

Virtual Lecture by Polly Apfelbaum

  • Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm via Zoom

    ZMA exhibiting artist Polly Apfelbaum will speak about her artistic practice and the large-scale installations of ceramics, prints, and textiles on view in NIRVANA. Best known for combining a variety of media with vibrant saturated colors and patterns to obscure the lines between painting, installation, sculpture, and everyday objects, Apfelbaum actively interrogates the boundaries between art, craft, and design. Polly Apfelbaum graduated from the Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited consistently since her first solo show 1986.  Her work has been recognized with a Pew Center for Arts Grant, a Creative Capital Award, and the 2012 Rome Prize at the American Academy.  She has also received a Joan Mitchell Grant, The Diebenkorn Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.