Open year round, the Galleries at Herron showcase the artwork of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers, as well as the work of Herron’s acclaimed faculty, distinguished alumni and students. All exhibitions and artist talks are free and open to the public.

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Jana Harper

Jana Harper–Moving with the Land, Listening to the Ancestors
Sept. 2 – Oct. 17, 2020
Basile Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

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With her Native American heritage as an entry point and a focus on the Mackinac Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians' 20-year petition for federal recognition, Jana Harper explores her place in the competing narrative between indigenous and colonial histories. Moving with the Land, Listening to the Ancestors includes the Tennessee-based artist's archival and personal research, her interviews with tribal elders, as well as her search for reconnection with the land of her ancestors.

David Plunkert

David Plunkert–Visual Communi-gator
Nov. 4, 2020 – March 13, 2021
Basile Gallery
Eskenazi Hall

David Plunkert–Visual Communi-gator, is the first in Herron's new series of exhibitions to examine the best of today's illustrators. With clients such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Capital Records, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and Krispy Kreme, Plunkert's work has earned him recognition as one of the most innovative illustrators. Visual Communi-gator shows his uniquely engaging vision through a variety of illustrations and studies, including a recent digital piece created for #COMBATCOVID, the city-wide public art campaign of Poster House in New York City.