Past News at Kluge-Ruhe

Museum Partially Closed for Exhibition Change • Tuesday August 7, 2012

From August 6 – August 27th, four galleries of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will be closed for an exhibition change. The museum will remain open during this time with the exhibition People of Substance by Jason Wing.

The new exhibition of works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection for the 2012-13 academic year will open on Tuesday, August 28th.

People of Substance by Jason Wing will close on August 26th and a new exhibition titled What They Wanted, a series of glass works by Yhonnie Scarce, will open on September 11th, 2012.

An opening reception to celebrate both exhibitions will be held at the museum on September 14th, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Second collaborative mural by Reko Rennie and Frank Buffalo Hyde • Friday July 20, 2012

Last March, Reko Rennie (Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi) and Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) collaborated on a mural at the Museum of Native Contemporary Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, NM. The project was sponsored by Terry Snowball, Repatriation Coordinator at the National Museum of the American Indian and a founding member of the Kluge-Ruhe Advisory Council.

Rennie and Hyde worked on the mural, archived on Rennie’s website, over the course of several days, assisted by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts. The title of the work is OA NDN, meaning Original Aboriginal Indian. The mural project coincided with Hyde’s exhibition at MoCNA, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is the Buffalo Show, which concludes at the end of July. On July 21 at MoCNA, Frank Buffalo Hyde will discuss his work in the exhibition and his collaboration with Rennie on the mural project.

Rennie and Hyde met at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection during Rennie’s artist residency in January 2011. They participated in a symposium at the University of Virginia and collaborated on a mural at The Bridge PAI in Charlottesville. The mural was installed and dedicated in July 2011.

Join Us in Celebrating NAIDOC Week • Friday June 29, 2012

Aboriginal flag flying at Kluge-Ruhe

NAIDOC was formed in 1957 as the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. For a week in July each year, Australia celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For 2012 NAIDOC has chosen the 40th anniversary of the Tent Embassy as its theme.

On Saturday, July 7th at 10:00 am the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will hold a flag raising ceremony of the Aboriginal flag in celebration of NAIDOC week. Also, keep an eye on our facebook page to learn more about NAIDOC week. We’ll be posting celebratory historical tidbits and regular updates on the festivities in Australia throughout the week.

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