Past Exhibitions

Installation view of “2022 Annual Student Exhibition."

2023 Annual Student Exhibition

April 14 - May 14, 2023

The annual Student Exhibition, a State Fair Community College tradition dating back to the late 1960s, is open to all students currently taking studio art classes at the college. Interested student-artists collaborate with art department faculty to select work that best represents them. Each year, some 50 students exhibit close to 100 artworks in a …

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Coalescence: Exploring Contemporary Ceramics and Artist Communities

January 26 - April 20, 2023

Coalescence is a joining of artists and art organizations. Artaxis is a network of contemporary artists that engage the ceramics community through promotion, education, and networking. Josh Novak of Longwell Museum and Artaxis board members created an invitational in 2022 as a celebration of diverse ceramic practices. Daum Museum is furthering dialogue among Artaxis members …

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Helen Frankenthaler, "Trespass," 1974, acrylic on canvas. Collection Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Daum at 20: Origins of the Collection

September 30, 2022 - May 28, 2023

The Daum at 20 celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the museum’s opening in 2002. The museum-wide exhibition will highlight the most significant acquisitions during this time period. Since the museum’s founding, based on the personal collection of the Daum’s primary benefactor, Dr. Harold F. Daum, the collection has increased from about 200 artworks to more …

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Membership in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art provides unique opportunities and sustains a lasting artistic legacy for future generations. Members receive exclusive invitations to exhibition previews and social events with featured artists to learn firsthand about their art and discuss art-making processes. Special discounts on museum publications and participation fees are also a benefit for members.

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Carol Fleming, United Forest, 2001