Exhibitions of 2008 through 2011
The Radial Gallery and other venues throughout the University showcase the work of our faculty and students, as well as the work of visiting artists. Read about exhibitions from 2008 through 2011 below.
Marking the Past/Shaping the Present: The Art of Willis Bing Davis
December 7, 2010 through January 30, 2011
Davis' rich diversity of artistic production includes mixed media sculpture, ceramics, photography, and installation. Willis Bing Davis enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence expressed through a wide variety of artistic media. For more than fifty years, the artist has used the arts to reach across diverse communities and create intercultural dialogue about our shared human condition. The Department of Visual Arts collaborated with The Dayton Art Institute to produce a catalogue on Bing Davis and to host multiple presentations. University of Dayton locations for the art included the Rike Gallery, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street Gallery.
Masks, Music, and Musings: A Retrospective Exhibition and Symposium on the Art of Curtis Barnes Sr.
December 9th, 2008 through January 30th, 2009
This exhibition unfolded the story of artist Curtis Barnes through an exhibition of his paintings, a catalogue and a series of lectures. Curtis Barnes, a leading artistic force in Dayton for over forty years, has significantly impacted Dayton's cultural history within the African American community as well as the broader art history of Southwestern Ohio. University of Dayton locations for Barnes' art included the Rike Gallery, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street Gallery.