Miami University Art Museum has a new curator and a new show. The show, which has an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday and is up through Dec. 10, is called Creatures Great & Small and comprises three exhibitions: Animal Tales: Storybooks for Children; Great Creatures and Small Creatures. All are about the role of animals in art.
Storybooks features animals in such children's books as Winnie-the-Pooh and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The other two shows offer paintings, prints and drawings by American and European artists from the 16th Century to the present, textiles and folk toys from around the world, African gold weights, Asian ceramics and Native American pottery.
At the same time as this exhibit is launched, the museum is welcoming new Curator of Exhibitions Jason Shaiman, formerly of the McKissick Museum in Columbia, S.C.
Miami's art museum is located at 801 S. Patterson Ave. in Oxford. Admission is free.
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