Visiting curator lecture–Allowing for Failure

By , November 19, 2013 9:04 am

 FullerVisiting Curator Daniel Fuller presents public lecture Allowing for Failure 

 Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9 am in Fine Arts Building 106

The Department of Art & Art History in UMKC’s College of Arts & Sciences is proud to host a lecture by Daniel Fuller, the Director at The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Fuller has presented exhibitions and projects that have happened within the ICA and some that have worked against ICA. Fuller is most interested in utilizing the teaching gallery to embrace the intrinsic value of risk.

Fuller received his MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. He has written for art:21 Blog, Art in America Online, and Art on Paper, among others. He has worked at ICA since 2010, with previous curatorial experience with the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage in Philadelphia and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY.

Self-Help Resources Available on Counseling Center Website

By , November 19, 2013 8:53 am

CounselingDid you know that the Counseling Center website is full of helpful information you can access even if you never walk through our doors?   You may want to know how to handle stress, how to help a friend, or how to cope with a loss.  Or you may want to know if your problems are severe enough to warrant coming in for help.

You can take a self-assessment for depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or an eating disorder.  You can also research mental health conditions or find a different approach to manage your concerns.   Need some help with relaxation? Want to track your mood to find out when you are feeling well and when you are struggling?

Our website can direct you to helpful apps and other online resources to help you with these concerns and many others.  Check it out today at and click on “Self-Help Resources” on the left side of the page.  Contact Dr. Rachel Pierce (235-5186) with any questions.

New Photography Exhibit opening at Miller Nichols Library

By , November 12, 2013 5:04 pm

RBExhibitMNLInvite‘Chance Encounters’ photography exhibit opens Nov 13

Artist Rolf Brommelsiek creates and photographs staged environments to elicit emotion and examine the complicated relationship between automobile and man.

“The tension and mystery contained within these images coupled with their ability to elicit a sense of ‘no place/no time’, the real and the imagined, and the blurring of past with present, serve as the foundation for this body of work.”

‘Chance Encounters: The Photograph as Palimpsest’ exhibits in the Dean’s Gallery on the second floor of UMKC’s Miller Nichols Library through January 30, 2014.  Meet the artist during an opening reception on November 13, 2013 from 4-6:00pm.

Rolf Brommelsiek,  artist and designer, creates architectural design elements for commercial projects.  These include specialty features in Club Med’s first urban center in Paris, France, as well as restaurants in San Francisco, California and Naples, Florida.  His artistic projects include numerous public sculptures, with his work Rabone 9 was selected for Kansas City’s Avenue of the Arts.  Returning to his roots in photography, Brommelsiek has recently focused on creating theatrical ‘sets’ around specific themes that are photographed.  The result of this process are two bodies of work:  ‘Homage to Detroit’ that explored the car as myth in society, and ‘Chance Encounters: The Photograph as Palimpsest’ which examines the car through a series of staged environments to elicit a mood of tension and mystery.  Brommelsiek holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University in sculpture.

UMKC 2014-2015 Scholarships Application Now Available

By , November 12, 2013 4:54 pm

scholarshipsThe application for competitive undergraduate UMKC scholarships is now available on-line for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This application allows currently enrolled full-time students to apply for most institutional scholarships with one form.  Review the list of competitive scholarships on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website (click on each scholarship for eligibility requirements; please note that some scholarships require a separate application).

The competitive scholarship application can be completed and submitted on-line by logging-in at this site.  You will also need to submit 2 letters of reference.   Some scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.  All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2014.

Additional scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 academic year may be available within your Academic Unit and department.  Be sure to check with your adviser to learn more.

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