Arts & Culture

9:40am

Fri January 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

New MTSU ‘12x12’ Exhibit Proves Big Art Can Come in Small Packages

The U.S. artists contributing to MTSU’s latest exhibit faced only one restriction on their works: no larger than one square foot.

Prepare to be amazed at the results. Art Department Chair Jean Nagy was.

“You have a piece made from Legos!” Nagy said of "12x12: A National Juried Exhibition of Small-Scale Works of Art," which opens today, Jan. 17, at MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery. It also features paintings, clay, etchings, drawings, wood, prints, photography, mousetraps and shirt collars. 

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4:09pm

Tue January 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU and Oaklands Create Exhibit of Billowing Bridal Beauty

Wedding dresses through the decades

Decades of loveliness and elegance will be on display at Oaklands Historic House Museum in the “Wedding Dresses through the Decades” exhibit Jan. 13-March 3.

In partnership with MTSU’s Department of Human Sciences, Oaklands will fill Maney Hall with bridal fashions ranging from the brocade and satin of the 1870s to the sensible suits of wartime weddings in the 1940s.

The exhibit will begin with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, for the regular museum admission price of $5 per person.

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8:11am

Tue January 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

MTSU’s Confucius Institute has Chinese Language Classes for Several Skill Levels

A new series of classes is added to this year’s offering of Chinese language programs from the Confucius Institute at MTSU.

For the first time, the institute will provide courses for children of Chinese heritage who speak Chinese as their first or second language on Saturdays beginning Jan. 19. Other students with compatible levels of proficiency are welcome. Elementary Chinese for Children, Level A, will run from 10 a.m. to noon. The Level B elementary class will go from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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3:21pm

Fri December 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Retired Professor’s Donation Gives MTSU Photo Collection a New Home

Dr. Harold Baldwin

A $100,000 donation by retired MTSU photography professor and Murfreesboro resident Harold L. Baldwin will support plans to develop a new photography gallery in MTSU’s Bragg Mass Communication Building.

The renovated space, to be dedicated in 2013, will become the new permanent home of MTSU’s photography archive — a million-dollar-plus collection that Baldwin, who created MTSU’s photography program in the 1960s, pieced together over decades of service to MTSU. 

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8:01am

Tue December 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU Students Help with Special ‘Golden Ratio’ Performance at Parthenon

Members of an MTSU organizational communication class pose for a group photo at the feet of the Athena statue inside Nashville's Parthenon Dec. 5. The group provided funding for the VSA Tennessee

MTSU students played a part in a recent arts performance that will soon be on exhibit across Tennessee and will ultimately travel to Athens, Greece, for an international arts education exchange.

Students from MTSU instructor Lori Kissinger’s Raider’s Learning Communities Speech Class provided the narration for “The Golden Ratio Project,” a Dec. 5 event at Nashville’s Parthenon presented by Tennessee students with disabilities. 

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