Blowing Rock Art and History Museum presents work curated by Appalachian State University student

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) will host “Remembrance: The Nostalgic Impulse at Work,” curated by art management senior Emma Bouma, in the Alexander Community Gallery Nov. 30–Dec. 9. Bouma, from Summerfield, curated the work as part of an honors thesis project. 

According to Bouma, the exhibition explores the way that nine young contemporary artists engage nostalgia to explore their relationships to their pasts and how these relationships inform their present identities and create a sense for the future.  She has been working on this exhibition, which features art by Appalachian students, since August.

Bouma will give a curator’s talk on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m., followed by a reception from 5–7 p.m. as part of BRAHM’s annual Winter Exhibition Celebration. In her talk, she will offer her insight on the works in the exhibition, and discuss developing theories on nostalgia.

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Emma Bouma

About the Curator:

Emma Bouma currently resides in Boone, NC where she attends Appalachian State University. She is pursuing a degree in Art and Visual Culture focusing on Art Management with a minor in Nonprofit Management. Following this semester, she will be interning at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for four months for her capstone course. She will be working withthe Department of Exhibitions on two upcoming exhibitions: Long Live Rembrandt (Summer, 2019) and Revolusi (Autumn, 2021).

About the Department of Art 

One of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Department of Art at Appalachian State University prepares students to explore art, identity, expression and creative problem-solving while challenging them to go beyond their previous limits by discovering new connections to culture. The department offers degrees in art and visual culture, art education, graphic design, studio art, commercial photography and graphic arts and imaging technology, with minors in art history, studio art, commercial photography and graphic arts and imaging technology.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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Published: Nov 29, 2018 2:59pm