Brenau University Students Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

 

Jennifer Tanner, a junior art education student at Brenau University, is one of 45 Brenau students with works in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Jennifer Tanner, a junior art education student at Brenau University, is one of 45 Brenau students with works in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Eighty-five works from Brenau University students, mostly majoring in fine arts and interior design, will be on display through Feb. 14 in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Part of the Gainesville-based university’s unique academic partnership with the High, the exhibition in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center includes digital prints, ceramics, oil and acrylic paintings, stoneware and mixed media.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to exhibit their work at an internationally known museum of art,” said Brenau’s Department of Interior Design Chair Lynn M. Jones.

Mary Beth Looney, Brenau’s Department Chair and Professor of Art and Design, shares the same enthusiasm about the exhibition. “This is the first time we [Brenau] are doing this, and we are very excited about it.”

Student works were selected based on the fall juried design exhibition and award winning work from past Brenau Collaboratives and the MID/MFA Portfolio Exhibitions. Selected works were chosen by faculty and some were award winners from the juried exhibition in the fall. This is an interdisciplinary exhibition including works from Brenau students studying art and design, interior design, mass communication, theater and liberal arts, but students studying other majors have works in the exhibit as well.

An opening reception for the exhibition hosted by the High Museum – originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30 – has been postponed to a date to be determined.

The exhibition and reception are open to the public with normal admission tickets to the museum.

More information is available at https://www.high.org/Commerce/ExhibitTickets/Museum-Admission.aspx.

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