Juniata College Museum of Art

Juniata College Museum of Art Small art museum in a lovely 1907 former Carnegie Library, with changing exhibitions year round.

The Juniata College Museum of Art is located in Carnegie Hall, a Beaux-Arts structure built in 1907 as the college library through funds provided by Andrew Carnegie and the citizens of Huntingdon. Designed by New York architect Edward Tilton, Carnegie Hall reflects turn-of-the-century library design. It includes a grand entrance stairway, a domed rotunda, and three separate wings that originally functioned as reading rooms and open stacks. The entire structure retains its original grandeur and elegance. In particular, the rotunda, dome, and tiffany-styled stained glass oculus create an impressive central space. Carnegie Hall served as the college library until 1963, when its holdings were transferred to the newly constructed L.A. Beeghly Library. Funds provided by Mabelle Shoemaker, wife of local historian and folklorist Col. Henry Shoemaker, helped to convert Carnegie Hall into a fine arts studio and exhibition center. In 1998, the acquisition of the Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection led to the formation of the Juniata College Museum of Art. Through funds provided by Edwin A. and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy, Carnegie Hall was fully renovated as the Juniata College Museum of Art.

Mission: The Juniata College Museum of Art (JCMA) contributes to the social and intellectual well-being of its campus and local communities by providing access to works of distinctive aesthetic quality in ways that inspire, provoke creative and critical thought, and refresh the spirit.

On May 31st, the National Museum of African American History and Culture released its web portal Talking About Race. Ple...
06/02/2020
Talking About Race

On May 31st, the National Museum of African American History and Culture released its web portal Talking About Race. Please visit.

Who Am I? I Am an Educator Whether you are teaching infants, adults, or any age in between, you are an influential part of your students’ learning and development. Educators too have an important role in communicating our history and culture. What and how the history of race in America is presente...

Happy Graduation to the Juniata College Class of 2020! And special congratulations to our Museum Studies students!!
05/16/2020

Happy Graduation to the Juniata College Class of 2020! And special congratulations to our Museum Studies students!!

Katie RossHumorism is an outdated medical theory established around 500 B.C. that remained influential until the 1800s. ...
05/10/2020

Katie Ross
Humorism is an outdated medical theory established around 500 B.C. that remained influential until the 1800s. The theory stated that the differentiating levels of the four humors in the body affected physical health and emotional temperament. An excess of any one of these humors presumably resulted in distinct emotional states. Individuals with an excess of phlegm were believed to be phlegmatic in temperament: calm, peaceful, and apathetic; it was often associated with old age. Yellow bile was associated with adolescence and a choleric temperament: anger, aggression, and quick temper. Blood humors were associated with childhood and a sanguine temperament: happiness, hope, and playfulness. Finally, black bile humors were associated with adulthood and a melancholic temperament: depression and despondence, often considered too extreme to be expressed through words. With this series of artworks, I wanted to showcase the physical characteristics and emotions associated with each humor using facial expression, body language, color, and age.
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“Phlegmatic,” oil on canvas, 30 x 32 inches, 2020
“Sanguine,” oil on canvas, 30 x 32 inches, 2020
“Choleric,” oil on canvas, 30 x 32 inches, 2020
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Katie Ross was raised in the small town of Oxford, New Jersey. She discovered her passion for art at a young age, and sh...
05/10/2020

Katie Ross was raised in the small town of Oxford, New Jersey. She discovered her passion for art at a young age, and she started to seriously pursue art in high school, becoming fascinated with portraiture. Katie values how art can be used as a method to express one’s feelings, how there are countless ways to interpret it, and that it can move viewers no matter what

background they come from. Katie will graduate from Juniata College in May with a degree in
Visual Arts and a secondary emphasis in Art History.
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Laura Chiarella. In Scottish mythology and some Irish and Icelandic stories, there are tales of shapeshifting creatures ...
05/08/2020

Laura Chiarella. In Scottish mythology and some Irish and Icelandic stories, there are tales of shapeshifting creatures who can shed their seal skins and turn into humans: the Selkies. My work includes illustrations from a narrative I am developing that intertwines the Selkie myth with American maritime folklore and my experiences at home. By combining this imagery, my illustrations explore themes such as identity, environment, and their capacity for change.
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“Disturbance,” watercolor and digital media, 16 x 22 inches, April 2020 “Investigating,” watercolor and digital media, 22 x 16 inches, April 2020 “Unexpected Meeting,” watercolor and digital media, 16 x 22 inches, April 2020 .
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Laura Chiarella is from Fair Haven, New Jersey. From a young age she loved drawing, and rediscovered her passion for art...
05/07/2020

Laura Chiarella is from Fair Haven, New Jersey. From a young age she loved drawing, and rediscovered her passion for art in high school. Living on the East coast has developed her fascination with the ocean and environment, and her love of stories has inspired her to pursue an interest in illustration. Earning a degree in Visual Arts with Communication, Laura will graduate from Juniata this May.
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Lara Sharpless. A person’s clothing is often the first thing someone notices. By focusing on the clothing choices of som...
05/04/2020

Lara Sharpless. A person’s clothing is often the first thing someone notices. By focusing on the clothing choices of some of the most prominent figures on campus, I am able to combine my love for costuming and my love for painting. Each work is unique to the person it represents, and it offers a unique perspective on what people think of as traditional portraiture. These pieces will likely not be found in the closets of those they represent, but instead are used as canvases for unconventional portraits.
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“Former Equipment Supervisor for Athletics,” acrylic on football helmet, 2020 “Professor of Art History,” acrylic on faux leather, 2019
“Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students,” acrylic on canvas shoes, 2020 “12th President of Juniata College,” acrylic on canvas tie, 2020
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Lara Sharpless is from the rural town of Sandy Ridge, PA and currently works as the theatre director for the Moshannon V...
05/03/2020

Lara Sharpless is from the rural town of Sandy Ridge, PA and currently works as the theatre director for the Moshannon Valley YMCA’s Community Arts Program. She will graduate from Juniata in May with a degree in Visual and Performing Arts, which allows her to combine her love for theatre and studio art. She hopes to continue to share her love for the arts with children and give them a safe place to express themselves.
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Lucía Espinoza.Animation is a very powerful tool for telling stories and is perfect for sharing messages on topics such ...
05/01/2020

Lucía Espinoza
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Animation is a very powerful tool for telling stories and is perfect for sharing messages on topics such as environmental awareness. During the pre-production phase of making a short animated film one needs to determine the story, write the script, design the characters and storyboard, establish the environment, and choose the colors. Only after that does one produce the animation.

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My capstone project is the first part of my thesis. The second part will be completing the
animation process at San Francisco University, Ecuador.
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“Yawati,” (storyboard images, backgrounds, character images), digital art, 2020
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Lucía Espinoza is an exchange student from Ecuador. She is studying animation at University San Francisco de Quito with ...
04/30/2020

Lucía Espinoza is an exchange student from Ecuador. She is studying animation at University San Francisco de Quito with a minor in illustration and drawing, and is finishing her last year of University at Juniata College. Lucia is a draftsman with the ability to apply a wide range of art techniques. Last summer she worked at Oleka Studios as a character designer and has freelanced as an animator and illustrator. Lucia completed an exchange program at Lander, WY in 2015 where she completed a painting that was selected for a Congressional Art Award. This painting was one of 24 pieces selected from over 4,000 works of art to be placed in the Wyoming State Capitol Building for the whole summer.
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Sarah Reid.In 2015, Lin Manuel Miranda brought his vision of the life of Alexander Hamilton to the Broadway stage. In a ...
04/28/2020

Sarah Reid
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In 2015, Lin Manuel Miranda brought his vision of the life of Alexander Hamilton to the Broadway stage. In a nod to the multi-ethnic and multicultural landscape of the United States Miranda cast non-White actors to portray historically White characters. In society, people place a lot of emphasis on skin color; I wonder if sometimes the emphasis is too much. Would the significance of the people I depict in my paintings change if their skin color was different? This is a question I address in my study
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What if Martin Luther King Jr. was white? Would that change how we saw his leadership? Would we look down on him and say, “he thought he could be a leader for black people because he was white.”? What about David Duke? If he was dark-skinned, would it be acceptable for him to rally people around him and express hate toward a race of people he felt threatened his identity? And police brutality? People say they hate police. Would they feel better if Rodney King and the other dark-skinned victims had been light-skinned and the police dark-skinned? My works consider a different reality and ask ​what if?
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“Martin Luther King Jr. and David Duke,” oil on canvas, each 36 x 26 inches, spring 2020 “Rodney King and Officer,” oil on canvas, each 36 x 28 inches, spring 2020
“Officer Theodore Briseno, President George Washington, Officer Timothy Wind, President Donald Trump, Rodney King, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, Officer Stacey Koon, 2017 Get Out Chris Washington, Officer Laurence Powell,” oil on canvas, each 12 x 9 inches, spring 2020
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Next up! Sarah Reid from Round Hill, Virginia. From a young age, she has enjoyed painting and drawing to simply create i...
04/27/2020

Next up! Sarah Reid from Round Hill, Virginia. From a young age, she has enjoyed painting and drawing to simply create images or help express her thoughts. Sarah will graduate from Juniata in May with a personalized Program of Emphasis called Art in Business.
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Similar to many Americans, I am the child of a line of immigrants. I am a mixture of different heritages; however, I fee...
04/25/2020

Similar to many Americans, I am the child of a line of immigrants. I am a mixture of different heritages; however, I feel most connected to the Sicilian side of my family. I use the main dishes and ingredients of Sicilian meals as the inspiration for the forms and colors in my work. Bright colors are complemented by warmer hues to emulate the earthy, yet brilliant tones of the

Sicilian ingredients. The rings on each piece represent the generations within a family, stabilized through the food provided by the matriarchs.
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“Basilico and Arancia,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Arancia,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Caponata,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Cup,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Pasta con le Sarde 2,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020 “Place Setting,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020 “Pomodoro,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Tray,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
“Wheat,” majolica on terracotta, Bisque fire: Cone 04, Glaze: Cone 05, 2020
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Deanna is from Frederick, Maryland and will receive a B.A. in English from Juniata this May. She grew up in an environme...
04/24/2020

Deanna is from Frederick, Maryland and will receive a B.A. in English from Juniata this May. She grew up in an environment where creativity was encouraged and her life-long passion for art was fostered. Deanna’s love for clay originates in her high school art classes and serves as an expressive outlet when exploring visual narratives for social issues.
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Senior Capstone Exhibition.The annual Senior Capstone Exhibition showcases Juniata’s graduating studio art students. We’...
04/23/2020

Senior Capstone Exhibition
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The annual Senior Capstone Exhibition showcases Juniata’s graduating studio art students. We’ll highlight each student for three days through posts featuring their biography, artwork, and story takeovers with Q&A about their artistic practice.
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04/20/2020

Don't forget: Meet the Practicum Students is happening on instagram through Wednesday. Follow us at @jcmofa

As we end National Student Employee Appreciation Week, we wanted to introduce you to this semester’s Museum Practicum st...
04/19/2020

As we end National Student Employee Appreciation Week, we wanted to introduce you to this semester’s Museum Practicum students. Their contributions to our exhibition development and installation processes are invaluable--and they’ve taken the lead in helping the JCMA transition to digital content over the past few weeks! We’re grateful for all that they do at the museum, and wanted to introduce them to you over the next few days. So, Meet the Practicum Students on Instagram from Sunday 4/19 to Wednesday 4/22.
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How have changing times affected your perspective?.“The Descent of the Antichrist” shows a biblical scene of the Apocaly...
04/18/2020

How have changing times affected your perspective?
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“The Descent of the Antichrist” shows a biblical scene of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelations. This 15th-century woodcut was published in the “Nuremberg Chronicle,” a book that combined religious and secular events into one historical account. While the story of evil demons and good Christians may seem idealized now, this woodcut was true to the widespread view of reality at the time.
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Anton Koberger (publisher) (German), “Neue Weltchronik: The Seventh Age of Man,” “The Descent of the Antichrist,” hand-colored woodcut, 1493. Robert Wagoner Collection.
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“the life of man, already ebbing in the newborn babe, / Disappears like a bubble​...”.Hendrik Goltzius’s “Allegory of Tr...
04/17/2020

“the life of man, already ebbing in the newborn babe, / Disappears like a bubble​...”
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Hendrik Goltzius’s “Allegory of Transience” illustrates a poem about the fleeting nature of life. The artist depicted every item from the poem as realistically as possible. The engraving uses objects of everyday reality to remind us to value what we have today because tomorrow it might be gone. This level of visual detail was popular in the 16th-century Netherlands ​where vivid textures animated landscapes, domestic scenes, and transient objects in still lifes.
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Translated Inscription
Quis Evadet (Who evades death)
The fresh silvery flower, fragrant with the breath of spring, Withers instantly as its beauty wanes; Likewise the life of man, already ebbing in the newborn babe, Disappears like a bubble or like fleeting smoke.
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Hendrik Goltzius (German-born Dutch), “An Allegory of Transience,” engraving, 1594. Robert Wagoner Collection.
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in Memoriam of K.O. Goetz, Sponsor of Joseph Beuys, one of the Founders of German Abstractism, & Professor from Sigmar Polke & Gerhard Richter...
Excellent exhibition, we truly enjoyed it! Gunnar identified the prints as "wobbley" - pretty good for a 2.5 year old!