Friday, July 13, 2018

Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia Schneider with Contributions by Nancy Crow, Anne Keener and Maija Miettinen

July 17,2018 - September 22, 2018.

Walkthroughs with Curator Anne Keener
Tuesday, July 17 | 2 PM
Saturday, September 8 | 4 PM
Go Through the Wall by Maija Miettinen.  Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Go Through the Wall by Maija Miettinen.
Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Reception Saturday, September 8 | 5-7 PM

Admission is free and open to the public for all events.

"Pattern Thinking: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Collection of Tom and Cynthia Schneider with Contributions by Nancy Crow, Anne Keener and Maija Miettinen brings together artworks created by Indigenous Australian artists and United States-based artists to offer an in-depth look at the history, development, influences, and impacts of Australian Aboriginal art. The exhibition is curated by scholar and artist Anne Keener.

Keener says, “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art is one of the most significant art movements of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The Indigenous Australian paintings express stories of patterns of interrelation of the forces of all of life laid down by creator beings. Indigenous Australian people are the custodians of the land to which they belong and have been influential in repealing the doctrine of terra nullius in Australia and winning the right to live on their traditional lands.”

Presenting an umbrella under which the contributing artists can enter a cross-cultural dialogue, the exhibition features work by such artists as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, one of the founders of the Western Desert Art Movement; Nancy Crow; Maija Miettinen; Minnie Pwerle; and more."

Tidal Divarication by Maija Miettinen.  Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
Tidal Divarication by Maija Miettinen.
Image Courtesy of the Urban Arts Center.
For more information, 
Visit the Urban Arts Space.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Treesearch. United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

U.S Nomination to the World Heritage List: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks UNESCO World Heritage Nomination.

Second Notice by the Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service
May 25, 2018.
"This notice announces the decision to request that a draft nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks for inclusion on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List be prepared. The decision is the result of consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage and the review of public comments submitted in response to earlier notices. This notice complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations."

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April 8-9, 2018 Octagon Open House

Newark Earthworks, Octagon State Memorial.  Image Courtesy of Timothy E. Black.
Newark Earthworks, Octagon State Memorial.
Image Courtesy of Timothy E. Black.

The grounds of the Octagon State Memorial
will be open to the public
for general strolling and viewing 
from sunrise to sunset.

The Octagon Earthworks is one of the most spectacular surviving remnants of the Newark Earthworks.  The architecture of the Octagon Earthworks encodes a sophisticated understanding of geometry and astronomy. The Octagon is connected to a perfectly circular enclosure 1,054 feet in diameter; it is also National Historical Landmark and is on track to become a World Heritage site! 

Portions of the Octagon Earthworks is open to the public during daylight hours 365 days a year, but much of the site is used as a private golf course for most of the year, so access is restricted. Four times each year, however, golfing is suspended and the entire site is made available to the general public.

Take your tour with you through:

The Ancient Ohio Trail.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In Case You Missed the Super Blue Blood Moon...

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January 31, 2018.
The full moon today is the first of 2018's two super moons and the year's two blue moons!
A month's second full moon is also known as a blue moon; while when our moon is closer in its orbit around the Earth it is known as a super moon. A blood moon refers to the fact that during a total lunar eclipse the Earth's shadow falls onto the moon giving it a reddish cast. If you happened to miss today's lunar eclipse, the links below include a more detailed explanation, a recorded live stream, spectacular photos, and cultural astronomy connections to our moon.

For more information, 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Newark Earthworks Center is Moving!

The Newark Earthworks Center is moving
from Baker House to Founders Offices 2055A & B
 on Newark Campus!  

It has been - and will be busy here for at least two more weeks
 as we finish moving and begin the unpacking process. 

We would love to see you and wish you the happiest of holidays!

Best wishes,
The Staff of the Newark Earthworks Center.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Still Have Room in Your Spring Schedule?

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe, 2014.
Image Courtesy of Tim Black.
Try checking out our OSU Classes Tab!

We have updated our lists of current and future classes
 by semester and campus.

See below for a sampling of what is currently available 
for Spring 2018:

Spring Session 2018
Research in American Indian Studies Honors
American Indian Studies 4998H
1-4 credit hours.
Undergraduate honors student research or creative project in variable topics related to American Indian Studies.

Prerequisites: Honors standing, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Research Design and Ethnographic Methods
Anthropology 4650H
3 credit hours.
Students learn to study anthropological problems through hands on experience with ethnographic methods, critical discussion of issues in ethnographic research, and design of an ethnographic study.
Prerequisites: Honors standing.

Not open to students with credit for 650H.

Managing Cultural Policy Change
Art Education 5672
3 credit hours.
Planning and executing strategic change in public arts agencies. Explores implications of shifting from a supply/demand to a value-based cultural policy paradigm.
Prerequisites: Not open to student with credit for 672.

Comparative Sacred Architecture
Religious Studies 4876
3 credit hours.
Examination of religious architecture in different cultural and historical contexts; emphasis on variety of ways in which buildings and monuments participate in religious ritual and ceremony.
Prerequisites: One course in Comparative Studies, Religious Studies, or Graduate standing; or permission of instructor.

Indigenous, Colonial, & National Literatures and Cultures of Spanish America
Spanish 4555
3 credit hours.
Introductory critical study of issues and processes in the formation of indigenous, colonial, and national expression through 19th century regional discourses. 
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in 3450 (450) or 3450H (450H). 
Not open to students with credit for 555. FL Admis Cond course.

Intro to the Humanities: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Comparative Studies
Cheryl Cash
T Th 3.55-5.15 PM
Course Number 10961
3 credit hours.
Explores the role of literature and the arts in constructing, maintaining, and questioning the values and beliefs of diverse cultures and historical periods; topics vary. 
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 1100H (100H) or 100. 
GEC literature and diversity, global studies course.
Limit 35 students.

Contact Professor Cheryl Cash, , for more information.

Introduction to American Indian Studies
Comparative Studies 2323
Dr. John Low
T/H 3:55-5:15 PM.
Course Number 22651
3 credit hours.
Explores the legal, cultural, historic, and political foundations, experiences, perspectives, and futures of American Indians in the U.S.
Prerequisite: English 1110 (110) or equiv. 
GEC: Cultures and Ideas and Social Diversity in the U.S. credit. 
Limit of 35 students.
Contact Dr. Low,, for more information.

History of Mexico
History 3106
M W 11.10-12.30 PM
Dr. Alcira Dueñas
Course Number 34141
3 credit hours.
Examines the art of Latin America from about 1500 BC to 1821, surveying both prehispanic civilizations as well as the era of Spanish and Portuguese rule from first encounters in 1492 to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. A wide range of objects and images will be discussed, from painting, sculpture, and architecture to ceramics, featherwork, and textiles.
Prerequisites or concurrent: English 1110.xx, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for 534.03.
GEC: Historical study and diversity global studies course.
Contact Dr. Dueñas,, for more information.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Free Public Reception for The Art of Ngatu: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia

The Art of Ngatu | Robin White & Ruga Fifita: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia. Image Courtesy of The Ohio State University at Newark.
November 20, 2017 - May 1, 2018.

November 20th

5:30 - 7 PM
The exhibition “The Art of Ngatu: Tradition, Innovation and Community in Polynesia” combines original artwork, traditional tapa (beaten bark cloth), photography, film and ephemera. Exhibition content focuses on artists Dame Robin White (New Zealand) and Ruha Fifita (Tonga), their process and practice in Polynesia. Collaborating with communities of indigenous women, the artists use traditional methods to produce tapa while also incorporating innovation and contemporary narratives related to the history of Polynesian communities. 

LeFevre Art Gallery
LeFevre Hall
The Ohio State University at Newark
Newark, Ohio 43055

Dame Robin White (born Te Puke, New Zealand, 1946) is one of New Zealand’s greatest visual artists. Of Pakeha and Maori descent, White was one of the most prominent painters of the 1970s, producing numerous iconic New Zealand images. She subsequently lived on the island of Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati for 17 years before returning to New Zealand in 1999. She has continued working since then with groups of indigenous women, weavers and artists from around the Pacific.

In 2003, White was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. White says her tapa-based works are about “those things that connect different peoples.” Collaborating with indigenous people, using traditional processes, materials and techniques, her tapa work infuses ordinary subjects with values that are timeless and like an ocean, borderless.

Ruha Fifita is an internationally respected artist from Tonga. Her ngatu work was recently exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Fifita advocates for increasing youth voices and a continued link to indigenous culture, which she believes is one of the region’s greatest strengths. She is currently curator of Polynesian art at Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. John N. Low Associate Professor of Comparative Studies and Marcus Boroughs, former director of the Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in New Zealand.

For more information, 
visit LeFevre Art Gallery's webpage
or contact Dr. John N. Low, at