‘New Lepzig School Art Movement’ Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ March 5

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The “New Lepzig School Art Movement” will be the topic of the March 5 “Historic Tuesday Talk” at 7 p.m. in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Justin Miller, associate professor of art at Southeast, will give the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

The New Leipzig School of Art Movement is a group of young German artists who gained international prominence in the mid-1990s. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, a blending of academic figurative art with abstract compositions became an interest of artists from this area. These artists represented a visual melting of Eastern/Socialist restraint with Western ideologies and opportunities.

Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in art education and a Master of Arts in studio art both from Eastern Illinois University. He also earned a Master of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Notre Dame.

Miller is also a practicing artist who regularly exhibits his artwork nationally.

The “Historic Tuesday Talk” series takes place on select Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Crisp Museum through April 2. The talks consist of short, informational presentations and discussion sessions, and topics highlight movements, the Civil War, World War I, riverboats, railroads, socio-cultural issues, space exploration, regional history, natural resources, fossils, geology and more. For more information, visit semo.edu/museum/education.html.

Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260