Description: The exhibition of over 100 works of art and artifacts includes a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay. Textiles span a range of uses, including camel bags, pillows, curtains, fans, hats, shoes and window hangings. Metal wares cover a gamut from silver and brass vessels, jewelry, and braziers to drinking and cooking vessels and inlaid trays. Wooden objects include antique wood lattice windows from Egypt (mushrabbiya). The exhibition features works of art drawn from the Gray Henry collection, whose family has had a presence in Egypt since 1925.
Description: In conjunction with the Symposium, an exhibit curated by the University of Louisville graduate students from the Hite Art Institute is on view in the first floor KMAC gallery. The exhibit examines and challenges the conventional and often arbitrary distinctions between fine art and craft. Local and national contemporary artists who employ media or techniques traditionally associated with “craft” are featured. Artists include Cheryl Donegan, Hui Chi Lee, Bette Levy, Norma Minkowitz, Jeff Ruemeli, Joyce Scott, Peter Voulkos, and Boris Zakic
Description: William Bailey is Professor of Art Emeritus at Yale University. He is a member of The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Member of the Board, Smithsonian Archives of American Art from 2000 to the present. He is a trustee for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation from 1970 to the present. Bailey has an extensive exhibition history, and his works appear in numerous public and private collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; among many others. Bailey has shown in New York since the late 1960’s. In 2006 a traveling exhibition of works on paper was shown at the Philbroook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, Alexander Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK and Wichita Art Museum, KS. This exhibition features over thirty works on paper, which highlight both of Bailey's signature still life and figurative styles and illuminate his distinctive color palette.