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or Jeanie Giebel

FAU’s University Galleries Presents 2013-14 Exhibition Schedule

BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 20, 2013) – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents the 2013-14 Exhibition Schedule. All exhibitions will take place in the Schmidt Center Gallery, Ritter Art Gallery, or Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

2013 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition
Schmidt Center Gallery: Saturday, Sept. 21 – Saturday, Dec. 7
Ritter Art Gallery: Saturday, Sept. 21 – Saturday, Nov. 9
Opening: Friday, Sept.20, 6 to 9 p.m.

The 2013 Biennial Faulty Art Exhibition will feature a wide range of recent artworks by faculty teaching in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History; School of Communication and Multimedia Studies; School of Architecture; and Jaffe Center for Book Arts. The works range from traditional drawing, painting and sculpture, to video and photographic works that demonstrate the preponderance of electronic and digital art works in contemporary art. Some artists have developed new site-specific installations for the exhibition. The exhibition is an opportunity for students to see art made by their professors, and for the general public to see the wide range of visual arts produced and taught by FAU faculty.

Schmidt Center Gallery: Friday, September 20, 6 – 9 p.m. (during the opening of the Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition 2013) – Saturday, December 7

Ritter Art Gallery: Saturday, September 21 – Saturday, November 9

Curated by Mark Coetzee, films4peace is an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, featuring 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace.

Alternative Cuban Film Festival/Cine Cubano Alternativo
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space: Frida
y, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Sept.29

FAU’s Caribbean and Latin American Studies Program in the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, along with the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies; School of Communications and Multimedia Studies; Certificate in Film and Culture; and the University Galleries present a three-day film festival showcasing films from an “alternative” circuit of production and distribution that give voice to the most contemporary themes of Cuban and transnational culture, politics, society, and economics. For the festival schedule, visit Most films will have subtitles in English.

southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art     
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space: Saturday, Nov. 2. - April 2014

Opening Lecture: Friday, Nov. 1
Ritter Art Gallery: Saturday, Jan. 25 – Saturday, March 1, 2014
Opening Lecture: Friday, Jan. 24
Schmidt Center Gallery: Saturday, Feb. 22 – Saturday, March 27, 2014
Opening Lecture: Friday, Feb. 21

2013/14 marks the fourth edition of southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art, the only regularly occurring curated exhibition in Florida that represents a selection of innovative art made by artists living in the southeastern United States. The exhibition will be staggered throughout the year and will include visiting artists working on-site and giving public lectures. Co-curated by University Galleries’ director W. Rod Faulds and guest curator Sybille Welter, the exhibition displays high quality artwork not commonly or ever seen in South Florida and/or Miami, a growing international center of contemporary art activity. The exhibition also seeks to present a diversity of approaches to contemporary art making while also representing specific studio art disciplines that are taught in FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History.              

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
Schmidt Center Gallery: Saturday, Dec.14 – Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Closed: Sunday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” is a traveling exhibition produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is presented at FAU in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting physicians, geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry. “Deadly Medicine” traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection. Generously underwritten by Marilyn and Jay Weinberg. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.

Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Ritter Art Gallery: Friday, Nov. 22 – Saturday, Dec. 14

Opening: Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
Closed: Thursday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Nov. 30

Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Ritter Art Gallery: Friday, April 18 – Saturday, May 3, 2014

Opening: Thursday, March 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

For students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, there will be two exhibitions during the 2013-14 school semester: the Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition and the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.

Annual MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition
Schmidt Center Gallery: Friday, April 4 - Sum
mer 2014

The Masters of Fine Art (MFA) exhibition is the culminating project for students earning this terminal degree in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History.

Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County ImageMakers Photography Exhibition
Ritter Art Gallery: Friday, March 7 – Tuesday, March
11, 2014

In the spring 2014, the Ritter Art Gallery will showcase the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County ImageMakers Photography Exhibition, organized and produced by the University Galleries’ Museum Education Program. This annual exhibition presents children’s photography from several Boys and Girls Clubs in Palm Beach County, and is juried by volunteer experts from the community with the winners advancing to a national Boys and Girls Club competition.

2014 Juried Student Exhibition
Ritter Art Gallery: Friday, March 21 through Saturday, April 5, 2014

Opening: Thursday, March 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition willpresent works submitted by nearly 100 FAU students in and outside the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, and the resulting exhibition usually includes less than half the submissions.


The University Galleries are open Tuesdays through Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. The Galleries also are open at other hours for class, school and group tours by appointment. The University Galleries recommend that visitors park and view the Schmidt Center Gallery first and then walk to the Ritter Art Gallery (a five-minute walk). Parking on the University Campus is subject to strict regulations. The Schmidt Center Gallery is located in the Performing Arts building (No. 51) marked by a tall white cubicle tower.

The University Galleries exhibition and education programs are supported in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, R.A. Ritter Foundation, Beatrice Cummings Mayer and individual contributors. Museum Education programs are made possible by the Kaye Endowment for Arts Integration.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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