2010 Fine Arts Faculty Focus

Ross Coates

Exhibition Dates: August 26 – September 25, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, September 1, 6 pm, MOA Gallery
Lecture: 7 pm

The Museum of Art has a long standing tradition of presenting work from the Department of Fine Arts Faculty. Since 2004, we have alternated large group shows with a biennial exhibit showcasing an individual faculty member recently retired. This year the Museum presents a retrospective exhibit of Ross Coates.

Coates was chair of the Fine Arts Department, teaching from 1976-1987, and interim Museum Director from 2001-02. His art reflects the notion of life as a journey, finding bits and pieces, creating collages, constructions and paintings that mirror his fascination. Paintings, sculpture and constructions make for a captivating retrospective of this charismatic artist’s work.