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Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring break

March 27 to April 6

During the upcoming spring break of Gustavus Adolphus College, the Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open as follows: open regular hours this week through Friday, March 27, 2015; open regular hours next week from Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2, 2015; open regular hours the following Monday, April 6, 2015 through the end of the current exhibitions (please see below) on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  The Museum will be closed Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, and will also be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 3, 4, and 5, 2015.

Exhibitions on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through April 19, 2015 (after which the Museum will be closed until Saturday, May 2, 2015, which is the opening of the annual juried exhibition of works by graduating studio art majors, on view through Sunday, May 31, 2015):

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, on view February 16 through April 19, 2015, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and a continuation of FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shears.

Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix features photography of created environments, each artist working on a different scale.  Lori Nix works in miniature, constructing detailed dioramas that are photographed and then disassembled.  Sarah Hobbs creates life-size, site-specific installations and then photographs them.  Both artists create images devoid of human figures that rely on the viewer's engagement to complete the work.  Hobbs's photographs place the viewer in the position of the unseen individual whose neurotic tendencies are explored in the image.   Her works are culled from several series, titled Small Problems in Living, Does This Sound Like You?, Emotional Management, and Overpacked.  Nix's apocalyptic works from her series The City invite the viewer to be a member of the unseen humanity and to contemplate what has led to its absence.  Both artists' works explore and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal, through staged interiors that serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears, and imaginings.

Hobbs lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and her works are found in prominent collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  Nix lives in Brooklyn, New York, and her works are in important collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Imagined Worlds, Large and Small was organized by the Hillstrom Museum of Art in collaboration with Priscilla Briggs, associate professor, Department of Art and Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College, who teaches photography and video classes at the College.  Hobbs will visit campus to work with students in Briggs's Digital Photography II class to create an installation and then photograph it, an activity supported with funds from the College's Ethel and Edgar Johnson Fund for the Arts.  The gallery talks in the exhibition by both Hobbs and Nix are presented with support from The Gustavus Artist Series.

In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014 is a focused exhibit presented as a memorial to the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, namesake of the Hillstrom Museum of Art and a 1938 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.  A paragon of generosity, support, and friendship, Hillstrom died December 16, 2014 at the age of 99 years.  The two oil paintings on view, Dunes (1894), by Homer Dodge Martin (1836-1897), and Breaker (c. 1930s or 1940s), by Harry D. Froot (1892-1952), are the final artworks to come to the Museum from Hillstrom's collection.  The total number of works given by Hillstrom to the Museum is around 250, and these were the last two artworks he had in his apartment, favorites kept until his final day.

FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shears is another of the Museum's FOCUS IN/ON projects, in which a single work from the Hillstrom Collection is analyzed in depth, in collaboration with a colleague from across the Gustavus Adolphus College curriculum.  An oil painting titled Magician with Shears by American Ashcan painter Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is the subject of an exhibition and essay co-written by Micah J. Maatman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Hillstrom Museum of Art Director Donald Myers, which considers the artist, his career, and his strong interest in theatre, in particular vaudeville, through the painting, and will also reconsider the painting's likely date and suggest the identity of the particular magician depicted by Shinn.

As with all programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, these exhibitions are free of charge and are open to the public.  All three of the exhibits are accompanied by an illustrated brochure that is available free of charge.  Regular hours for the Museum are weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.gustavus.edu/hillstrom.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Mar 27 to Apr 6 Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-spring-break-5/45066Hillstrom Museum of Art
Feb 23 to Apr 19 Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, and additional exhibitions, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/imagined-worlds-large-and-small-the-photographs-of-sarah-hobbs-and-lori-nix-and-additional-exhibitions-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/44762Hillstrom Museum of Art
Past events
Date Event
Nov 24, 2014 to Jan 30 Hillstrom Museum of Art exhibitions: Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine, and FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn's Magician with Shearshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-exhibitions-fluid-chromatics-epoxy-paintings-by-patrick-blaine-and-focus-in-on-everett-shinn-s-magician-with-shears/43500Hillstrom Museum of Art
Dec 11, 2014 3:304:30 pm Student Art Exhibit Openinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/student-art-exhibit-opening/43595Schaefer Art Building first floor hallway
Nov 24, 2014 79 pm Opening reception for Fluid Chromatics: Epoxy Paintings by Patrick Blaine, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-for-fluid-chromatics-epoxy-paintings-by-patrick-blaine-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/43499Hillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22 to Nov 9, 2014 Pull Left--Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in Chinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/pull-left-not-always-right-emerging-contemporary-artists-in-china/42962Hillstrom Museum of Art
Oct 1921, 2014 Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during Reading Days/fall breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-reading-days-fall-break-2/43199Hillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 22, 2014 79 pm Opening reception for Pull Left--Not Always Right: Emerging Contemporary Artists in Chinahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-for-pull-left-not-always-right-emerging-contemporary-artists-in-china/42961Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 3 to Jun 1, 2014 Annual Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/annual-senior-studio-art-majors-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/41725Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 8, 2014 810 pm Student Video Art Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/student-video-art-screening/41750Wallenberg Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 17 to Apr 17, 2014 Exhibitions, Gallery Talks at Hillstrom Museum of Art, starting Monday, February 17, 2014https://gustavus.edu/calendar/exhibitions-gallery-talks-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-starting-monday-february-17-2014/41127Hillstrom Museum of Art
Mar 29 to Apr 6, 2014 Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during spring breakhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-spring-break-4/41517Hillstrom Museum of Art
Mar 27, 2014 45:30 am Sophomore and Art Minor Exhibition Opening Receptionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/sophomore-and-art-minor-exhibition-opening-reception/41480Schaefer Fine Art Gallery
Feb 27 to Mar 16, 2014 Junior Art Major Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/junior-art-major-exhibition-2/41173Schaefer Gallery, Fine Arts- Art Department
Mar 3, 2014 7:308:30 pm Gallery Talk by Dr. Jennifer L. Streb, scholar of artist Minna Citron, at the Hillstrom Museum of ARthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gallery-talk-by-dr-jennifer-l-streb-scholar-of-artist-minna-citron-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/41129Hillstrom Museum of Art
Feb 17, 2014 79 pm Opening Reception, Gallery Talk at Hillstrom Museum of Art, Monday, February 17, 2014https://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-gallery-talk-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-monday-february-17-2014/41128Hillstrom Museum of Art
Nov 25, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014 Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibition, at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bruce-mcclain-a-retrospective-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/40155Hillstrom Museum of Art
Jan 26, 2014 3:304:30 pm Bruce McClain Gallery Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/bruce-mcclain-gallery-talk/40500Hillstrom Museum of Art
Dec 16, 2013 to Jan 6, 2014 Hillstrom Museum of Art Hours during finals week and until the start of January Termhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-finals-week-and-until-the-start-of-january-term/40304Hillstrom Museum of Art
Nov 27 to Dec 1, 2013 Hillstrom Museum of Art hours during Thanksgiving Weekhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/hillstrom-museum-of-art-hours-during-thanksgiving-week/40188Hillstrom Museum of Art
Nov 25, 2013 79 pm Opening Reception, Gallery Talk for Bruce McClain: A Retrospective Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/opening-reception-gallery-talk-for-bruce-mcclain-a-retrospective-exhibition/40156Hillstrom Museum of Art
Sep 18 to Nov 10, 2013 Exhibitions on view at Hillstrom Museum of Art through November 10https://gustavus.edu/calendar/exhibitions-on-view-at-hillstrom-museum-of-art-through-november-10/39662Hillstrom Museum of Art
May 4 to Jun 2, 2013 ¡ Look At That, Art Attack! Senior Art Majors Exhibition 2013, on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through June 2https://gustavus.edu/calendar/look-at-that-art-attack-senior-art-majors-exhibition-2013-on-view-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-through-june-2/38405Hillstrom Museum of Art
Feb 25 to Apr 21, 2013 How Things Are: Paintings by Ann Martin, exhibition at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, with concurrent exhibit The Eight, the Ashcan School, and the American Scene in the Hillstrom Collectionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/how-things-are-paintings-by-ann-martin-exhibition-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art-with-concurrent-exhibit-the-eight-the-ashcan-school-and-the-american-scene-in-the-hillstrom-collection/37787Hillstrom Museum of Art
Apr 20, 2013 34 pm Dance Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-performance/38266Hillstrom Museum of Art
Apr 18, 2013 5:306:30 pm Dance Performancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/dance-performance/38265Hillstrom Museum of Art
Apr 16, 2013 78:30 pm Video Art Screeninghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/video-art-screening/38314Confer 128
Apr 15, 2013 79 pm Gallery Talk by Artist Ann Martin at the Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gallery-talk-by-artist-ann-martin-at-the-hillstrom-museum-of-art/38237Hillstrom Museum of Art
Mar 14 to Apr 12, 2013 Studio Art Minors and Sophomore Majors Exhibitionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/studio-art-minors-and-sophomore-majors-exhibition/38063Schaefer Gallery (Art Department)
Mar 29 to Apr 7, 2013 Spring break hours, Hillstrom Museum of Arthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/spring-break-hours-hillstrom-museum-of-art/38190Hillstrom Museum of Art