Kennedy Museum of Art, &
Ohio Museum Complex
Merging Concepts VI
This is the sixth in the series of annual Museum Studies Certificate exhibitions known as Merging Concepts. The program is trans-disciplinary as students represent a wide range of disciplines across the Ohio University Athens campus. Unlike in previous years, this is a virtual website-based exhibition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Janus: There's More to What You See is the exhibition’s title and all content was developed, curated and designed by students in the 2019-20 program. Inspired by research on two primary objects, the class generated a big idea sentence — “Initial perception can mask other contexts.” Individual students were responsible for selecting, researching and interpreting a secondary object supported by their big idea. In addition, students created educational activities and supplemental materials that complement the big idea.
A variety of objects from the collections of the Southeast Ohio History Center, and Ohio University units including Ohio University Libraries, Biomedical Sciences Department, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Kennedy Museum of Art are featured.
The Museum Studies Certificate is an academic program offered by the School of Art + Design and courses are taught by Kennedy Museum of Art staff. This program is possible thanks to our partners below who contribute their professional expertise and valuable collections.
Biomedical Sciences Department at Ohio University
Patrick O’Connor, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D. Professor of Functional Morphology and Vertebrate Paleontology
Lawrence M. Witmer, Ph.D.Professor of Anatomy
Southeast Ohio History Center
Jessica Cyders, Director
Brad Davis, Collections Manager
Kennedy Museum of Art
Jeffrey Carr, Collections and Exhibition Manager
Lori Spencer, Administration Specialist
Basil Masri Zada, Graduate Associate of Multimedia and Technologies
Mary C. Doxsee Historic Clothing and Textile Collection at Ohio University
Trina Gannon, Curator, Assistant Professor of Retail, Merchandising & Fashion Product Development
Website Design Tech-Team
Nisiqi, M.F.A. School of Art + Design
Hope Moore, M.F.A. School of Media Arts & Studies
Basil Masri Zada, Ph.D. School of Interdisciplinary Arts
Museum Studies Certificate Program
Class of 2019-2020
Barnett, Mason | Anthropology, B.A.
Botterman, Katie | Studio Art, B.F.A.
Brown, Alisha | History, B.A.
Brown, Madeline | Anthropology and Linguistics, B.A.
Campbell, Katy | History, B.A.
Carlson, Jacob | Anthropology, B.A.
Gribble, Grace | Studio Art, B.A.
Hale, Maddie | Anthropology, B.A.
Jones, Mallory | Communication Studies, B.A.
Kennedy, Jacob | History/ Pre-Law B.A.
McCoy, Holly Sue | Studio Art, B.A.
Myerholtz, Leah | Anthropology, B.A.
Simms, Sunny | Art History, B.A
Stevenson, Stuart | Anthropology, B.A.
Varney, William | Art History, B.A.
Farrell, Evann | Art History M.A.
Lokant, Sydney | Theatre Production Design & Technology, M.F.A.
Nisiqi | Graphic Design, M.F.A.
Moore, Hope | Communication Media Arts, M.F.A.
Edward E. Pauley
Director, Kennedy Museum of Art