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An Ode to Hands: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Including a variety of different media, this exhibition explores the theme of hands in art and life. It looks 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 looks 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 considers the role of hands in designing objects for hands to hold or use. 

An Ode to Hands is organized by the OSU Museum of Art and curated by Arlette Klaric, Ph.D., Curator of Collections.

The exhibition is on view Aug. 17 - Oct. 24. There is an opening reception and roundtable discussion on Sept. 10.

Image: Robert Raczka (American, b. 1955), 8-19, 2005, C-print, 29 ½ x 23 ½ inches (image), Purchase, Gardiner Permanent Art Collection, 06-0025

On view: 
August 17, 2015 to October 24, 2015