The Gund Gallery regularly hosts events throughout the academic year. These events are open to the public and free to attend, just as our exhibitions are presented without an admission fee. Offerings include both regular, ongoing programs and special, one-time-only events. Programs and special events are tied to the exhibitions on view at a given time, making each season a unique experience. Below is a look at the ongoing programs you can expect to see at the Gund Gallery this semester.
Stories help bring art to life. We invite our youngest art aficionados for special storytimes thematically linked to the art on view. After we finish our book selection, a Gund Associate will describe a related activity that families can complete together if they choose. All age groups are welcome at Storytime, but book selections are geared towards Pre-K to Grade 5.
The Art of Trees Storytime Series:
- February 20: The Lorax
- March 13: Wangari’s Trees of Peace
- April 10: We Planted a Tree
- May 1: The Lumberjack’s Beard
Art Hour returns this spring with four art-making workshops for children designed in collaboration with the Brown Family Education Center (BFEC). Each session highlights one piece from the Gund Gallery collection or current exhibitions and guides attendees through a related craft project that can be completed in real time over Zoom. Easy-to-follow written instructions will also be supplied for those who want to complete the projects on a schedule that works for them.
Spring 2021 Series:
- Saturday, April 17: Nature Superheroes inspired by Chitra Ganesh’s Away from the Watcher
- Saturday, April 24: Nature Collage inspired by Romare Bearden’s Two Women with Child
- Saturday, May 8: Leaf Observation inspired by Ellen Sheffield’s Oak Elm Ash
- Saturday, May 22: Sound Map inspired by Brian Harnetty’s Sound Map of Gambier
The Gund Gallery regularly hosts curated film series that relate directly to the exhibitions on view.
The Film of Trees
The Film of Trees aims to explore the complicated relationship between humanity and the natural world. Film has the power to reveal the complexities of this bond, and overall this series explores a cycle of changes in our struggle to come to terms with nature. This three-day minifestival is curated by the Gund Associates in collaboration with the Brown Family Environmental Center.
The Film of Trees Spring 2021 Screening Schedule:
- Thursday, May 6 at 8:30 PM: Grizzly Man (2005)
- Friday, May 7 at 8:30 PM: The Birds (1963)
- Saturday, May 8 at 8:30 PM: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Both student dance works and those of international prominence have been performed at the Gund. Many performances are in direct response to the exhibitions on view, activating the gallery space in new and exciting ways.
Gund Associate Gallery Talks
Each semester, Gund Gallery Associates from different teams give public presentations about their work in the museum.
Come by the Gallery Tuesdays to pick up a little treat made just for students by students. It might be a creative craft, mini activity, or gallery-related gift, but you’ll have to come by the Gallery between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to find out! Each week we’ll also include a fun snack to help fuel your creativity.
Takeaway Tuesdays will begin this spring on February 9 and run through May 11.
The Annual Pop-Up Show
The Pop-Up Show is a juried exhibit featuring artwork from student artists from Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and Central Ohio Technical College.