Academic Focus Gallery

Gallery for Learning

Students can work with faculty to design installations in the museum’s Academic Focus Gallery relevant to their courses. The gallery is located on the main floor near the University Classroom. Departments that have utilized the Academic Focus Gallery include: Classical Studies; Cultural Anthropology; Romance Studies; Eurasian Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies.

The Academic Focus Gallery is a gift of Susan and Trent Carmichael and the Morrow Family.


Dissolving the Iron Curtain: Russian Artists in Dialogue with Modernism

January 10 – March 29, 2015

This installation was organized by Professor Pamela Kachurin’s fall 2014 class, “Soviet Art after Stalin.” Highlighting works by Russian artists both in the Soviet Union and abroad, Soviet and post-Soviet, this exhibition seeks to convey the impact Russian Modernism had on the revival of art after the death of Josef Stalin in 1953, and the impact it continues to have to this day.

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For more information about using the Academic Focus Gallery, contact Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs, at 919-684-8067 or