Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery is located in the Maryville University Library – please see library for gallery hours.
Graphic + Interactive Design 2018 Senior Show
March 23 – April 12, 2018
March 23 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
The exhibition is located in the Student Gallery of the Design + Visual Art Building on main campus and can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Participation in the exhibit is a requirement for students earning a BFA degree in Graphic Design or in Interactive Design.
Craft Alliance and Maryville University co-present:
I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now
Boris Bally, Curator
April 5 – May 13, 2018
Maryville University Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 5 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Conversation Towards Peace
Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Maryville University Auditorium
A week of events complementing the exhibit begins with “Conversation Towards Peace,” a co-hosted panel discussion moderated by 5 On Your Side anchor Art Holliday. Panelists include metalsmith / activist / organizer Boris Bally; Geriann Brandt, director of Maryville University’s Criminal Justice program; and Becky Tingle, CRC, CLPC, child therapist with Alive, Inc. (Other panelists may be announced.) They will discuss the effects of gun violence in our everyday lives.
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Boris Bally Curator’s talk, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information about events associated with the exhibit visit https://www.maryville.edu/imagine-exhibit/ or craftalliance.org or call (314) 725-1177.
I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now is partially underwritten by Carol and Michael Staenberg, Marie and Stuart Block, Alison and John Ferring, Susan and Rob Goldstein, and Diane and David Katzman.
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design exhibition series is funded in part by the Arts & Education Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, a state agency.
Maryville’s Medart Lecture Series: Matt Donovan
April 12, 2018 (4 p.m.)
Maryville University will host a non-fiction reading in the University’s Library by author Matt Donovan, a Santa Fe writer who will read excerpts from Gun Shy, his book-length work-in-progress that delves deep into America’s gun culture.
Matt Donovan is the author of the nonfiction collection of essays A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape: Meditations on Ruin and Redemption (Trinity University Press 2016) as well as two collections of poetry – Vellum (Mariner 2007) and Rapture & the Big Bam (Tupelo Press 2017). His nonfiction has been selected as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013, and his work has appeared in journals such as AGNI, The Believer, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Seneca Review, Threepenny Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review.
Donovan is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Rome Prize in Literature, a Pushcart Prize, a Creative Capital Grant, an NEA Fellowship, and the Larry Levis Reading Prize. He’s currently collaborating on the chamber opera Inheritance about the life of Sarah Winchester.
More information and work samples can be found at www.mattdonovanwriting.com.
Communication Portfolio Defense
April 19, 2018 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Interior Design Senior Show 2018
April 20 – May 10, 2018
April 20 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
*The exhibition is located in the Student Gallery of the Design + Visual Art Building on main campus and can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Participation in the exhibit is a requirement for students earning a BFA degree in Interior Design.
Maryville’s ‘Writes of Spring’ Series: Marc McKee
April 26, 2018 (3 p.m.)
Marc McKee is the author of five collections of poetry: What Apocalypse? (New Michigan Press, 2008); Fuse (Black Lawrence Press, 2011); Bewilderness (Black Lawrence Press, 2014); Consolationeer (Black Lawrence Press, 2017); and Meta Meta Make-Belief, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in early 2019. Recent poems appear in Rockhurst Review, The Laurel Review, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, Memorious, Southern Indiana Review, and are forthcoming from Matter and Los Angeles Review. He teaches at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray, and their son, Harold.
Maryville’s Writes of Spring lecture series showcases work of university faculty. This program establishes opportunities for students and the community to hear poets and prose writers in an intimate setting.
The program is sponsored by the Medart Lectures at Maryville University. All readings are free and open to the public.
MU Student Show 2018
Selection of Design + Visual Art Student Work
July 1 – September 14, 2018
Come experience new views and perspectives created by students at Maryville University.
About the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
The late St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, Morton D. May, once exhibited his photographs at Maryville. He later established the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery on campus, in his father’s name. Located on the first floor of the University Library, the Gallery comprises two contemporary rooms of open floor and wall space. Two regional or national artists are typically shown each semester, through exhibits that may include painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, metalwork, photography, illustration and more.