Alumna Curates Berman Museum Summer Exhibition

An exhibition featuring art from recent graduates of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will open at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College June 1 and run through Aug. 14 in the Main Gallery. Menaka Gopalan, an Ursinus College alumna, Class of 2007, is guest curator of the exhibition Liminality and the Ephemera: To Enter and Exit, Mark Unmark.

A reception to meet the artists and a Gallery Talk is planned for June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

This exhibition includes works by 2011 graduates of the Master of Fine Arts program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and offers an explorative vision into the process of making art and its ephemeral nature. Artists participating in this exhibition are Matej Branc, Mary Coyle, James Fisher, Jessica Gamble, Menaka Gopalan, Elizabeth Hamilton, Olive Thomas, and Ted Walsh. They work in the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, collage, photography and digital video, while engaging in the discourse of liminality in medium, ritual, space, time, identity, gender, body, and consciousness.

According to Gopalan, “We exist in the threshold. We are constant passengers of the in-between. We practice in the rituals of deconstructing and reconstructing, veiling and revealing. There is the tangible and the intangible, the permeable and the impermeable, which cease to be one or the other in the space of transition.”

Celebrating a milestone 20th year, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, known for its diverse collection and innovative educational programming, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and  noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and college holidays.  The Museum is accessible to the physically disabled, and admission is free. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Exhibitions and programs are funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and annual support from Epps Advertising.