Art by Matthew Baumgardner: Online Presentation by Furman University
“Grids and Glyphs,” an exhibition celebrating the life and work of visual artist Matthew C. Baumgardner (1955-2018), will be presented by the Furman University Department of Art, through February 19. Curated and organized by Furman art students, the exhibition is the culmination of the Curatorial Issues and Practices class taught by Diane Fischer, adjunct professor of art history, and marks the second exhibition of Baumgardner’s work hosted at Furman. The free online opening will take place Thursday, January 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP by email to email@example.com to obtain the Zoom link.
The event features Fischer and Sarah Archino, associate professor of art history, providing context for the exhibition; followed by students who appear in pre-recorded mini-presentations, including a video walk-through of the gallery, a chronological study of Baumgardner’s work, a discussion of a special display, and explanations of artifacts from the artist’s estate. A live Q&A will follow the student presentations.
As the Furman campus remains closed to the public due to COVID-19 protocols, in-person viewing (starting January 19) is limited to Furman students, faculty and staff.