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An Ode to Hands: Selections from the Permanent Collection

August 17, 2015 - October 24, 2015


Including a variety of different media, this exhibition explored the theme of hands in art and life. It looked at the representation of hands for what they reveal about the persons depicted and for how they communicate independently or in tandem with speech and facial expression. It looked at the significance of the artists' hands registered through signatures, techniques, and materials as demonstrations of creativity - or even, of that most elusive attribute of genius. Finally, the exhibition considered the role of hands in designing objects for hands to hold or use. 


Arlette Klaric, Ph.D., Curator of Collections, OSU Museum of Art


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