Rare African Art Collections on Display at Colorado State University’s Hatton Gallery Through Dec. 7

Sculpture, textiles and jewelry are part of a unique collection of African art on display at Colorado State University from Oct. 29 to Dec. 7 in the Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts building on campus.

The exhibit, comprised of pieces on-loan and donated by Colorado State alumni and faculty members, will be unveiled at a reception from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Hatton Gallery.

The collection is the first major exhibition at Colorado State to highlight such a diverse and exceptional collection of pieces from Kenya, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Ghana, Cote d’ Ivoire, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.

The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. In addition to various exhibitions, the Hatton Gallery also hosts poetry readings, public lectures and other events. For more information on the gallery and events, call (970) 491-1989.

Other events hosted by the Art Department in Spring 2002 include the following.

  • "Rodchenko: Modern Photography, Photomontage and Film" runs Jan. 28-March 8. One of the most ambitious artists of the twentieth century, Aleksandr Rodchenko experimented with photography and new artistic forms during Russia’s October Revolution of 1917 and the years following. He sought to create an artistic revolution to coincide with changing political ideologies, using his camera as the catalyst.
  • Colorado State University’s Critic and Artist Residency Series will present a public lecture by guest artist Chris Woods titled, "McTopia – A Ten Year Survey," at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. The event coincides with an exhibition of his work from March 25-April 26 in the Hatton Gallery. Woods’ work explores the strange and often humorous contemporary phenomena of raging commercialism and mass-production and how they have become a kind of iconographic religious influence on our lives.
  • Guest critic Naomi Klein will give a public lecture titled "The Branding Boomerang," as part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series, at 7 p.m. April 1 in the Lory Student Center Theatre. The acclaimed art journalist and author will discuss the role of the brand in marketing and how it affects our culture, arts and lives.