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Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Artwork by Tanya Marcuse; a print of discarded fruit and plant material

OU Art Gallery Current Exhibition

The Oakland University Art Gallery (OUAG) is a crucial educational element in the life of the department, as well as an important center for visual arts in the Detroit metropolitan area. OUAG emphasizes both contemporary art and art historical exhibitions, which offer direct engagement with coursework in both studio art and art history.

For further information, please visit the Gallery’s page at www.ouartgallery.org or call (248) 370-3005. The OUAG is located at 208 Wilson Hall.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT

Your Very Own Paradise

September 7 - November 24, 2019

This exhibition explores notions and the taxonomy of visual paradise. The subjectivity surrounding paradise is parsed via the depictions of motifs as progressive, optimistic existential indicators: home, food, identity, métier, harmony, euphoria and so on. In an era of crisis and dissimulation, this exhibition presents a conduit to inspire the viewer to repose in a visual culture that is less pessimistic and more open to the abundance of a positive and inclusive world view. Its ideology finds parallels in Nordic notions of hygge and the wisdom and enlightenment that compels us towards the actions of contemplation, assimilation and illumination. Its educative context surrounds the need to bring people and art together in an open neutral environment which is both positive and reflective. Its point is to counter an inward-looking culture of anxiety mediated by screen-based social media and relentless crisis-oriented propaganda news cycles. The exhibition features international artists Nick Archer, Enrique Chagoya, Melanie Daniel, Maira Kalman, Amer Kobaslija, Andrew Lenaghan, Tayna Marcuse, Rebecca Morgan, Lamar Peterson, Simon Roberts, Orit Raff, Thomas Trosch, and Mark Yankus.

Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Sundays noon - 5:00 pm
Evenings during Meadow Brook Theatre performances

Closed Mondays