Two new exhibitions open at Denison Museum
Date of Event: September 16, 2011
Posted: September 9, 2011
GRANVILLE, Ohio— The Denison Museum celebrates its fifth year with two new exhibitions. “Knock on Wood, Five Years and Counting: The Fifth Anniversary of the Denison Museum” and “Turning Leaves: Tea through Time and Around the World” will open with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Denison Museum at Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). The exhibition continues through Friday, Dec. 9, (closed November 19-27). The opening reception features a tea bar hosted by ZenCha Tea Salon. The museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. All museum events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Baker at 740-587-6255 or visit www.denison.edu/museum.
In many traditions, married couples exchange gifts made of wood to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. “Knock on Wood” highlights the many wooden items that Denison Museum has accumulated since Edmund Burke proposed the idea of an art collection. The exhibition uses the objects, especially those in the Burmese art collection, to convey the history of the museum, the collection and its donors.
The history of tea has been steeped in many cultures. “Turning Leaves” celebrates tea, its history and its ability to cross disciplines and cultures. Tea is a unifying element that can be found in political, social, artistic and religious realms, which have shaped world history, as well as the physical sciences which study its properties. This exhibition explores the many dimensions of this boundary-crossing beverage.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Denison Museum new exhibitions, “Knock on Wood, Five Years and Counting: The Fifth Anniversary of the Denison Museum,” and “Turning Leaves: Tea through Time and Around the World.” Opening reception from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Denison Museum at Burke Hall (240 West Broadway). Exhibition continues through Friday, Dec. 9, (closed November 19-27). Open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Baker at 740-587-6255 or visit www.denison.edu/museum.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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