* Purdue University Galleries

May 3, 2007

Galleries summer exhibit to highlight 'Miniatura'

"All Mothers are Daughters"
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Purdue University Galleries will present an exhibit of small works from its permanent collection this summer.

"Miniatura" will be on exhibit May 14 to Aug. 3 in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Purdue Memorial Union. The exhibit features small sculptural objects and imagery acquired over the years for the Galleries' permanent collection

The majority of the works were obtained through purchase awards from the National Cone Box Show, which was presented in 1975 and again in 1981. That exhibit featured artworks created in clay and mixed media that were small enough to fit in
"Art Up"
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to a commercial box of ceramic cones, which are use d by ceramicists to determine the temperature of a kiln during the firing process.

Additional works include early encased photo portraits and ceremonial Pre-Columbian and African objects.

"This exhibit is a good change of pace for summer," said Galleries director Craig Marti n. "It gives us the opportunity to bring out very special small works of art from the collection that do not generally get a lot of exposure. But in the small cases, visitors will find numerous wonders for the eye and intimately scaled expressions by a variety of artists."

Untitled porcelain
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Summer hours for the Ringel Gallery a re 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For class or group visits, contact Mary Ann Anderson at (765) 496-7899. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.






Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Source: Craig Martin, (765) 494-3061,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;


Kathe Mitchell, "All Mothers are Daughters," porcelain, 1981, 6.25 by 3.125 inches (Image courtesy of Purdue University Galleries)


Richard Notkin, "Art Up," porcelain, 1981, 5.375 by 3 inches (Image courtesy of Purdue University Galleries) 


Anne Smith, Untitled, porcelain, 1981, 4.25 by 3 inches (Image courtesy of Purdue University Galleries)


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