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Songs of the Prairie
November 11, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art
Marjorie Schick has been pushing the boundaries of the scale of traditional jewelry to create body sculptures, experimenting with alternative materials, and making the wearer both inwardly conscious of the body and outwardly conscious of the immediate environment, since graduate school at Indiana University in the mid-1960s.
Sculpture to Wear: the Jewelry of Marjorie Schick (Arnnoldsche Art Publishers of Stuttgart, Germany, 2007) documents 45 years of Schick's oeuvre. Widely illustrated in books and magazines, her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the collections of many museums, including the Victoria and Albert in London; the Museum of Arts and Design in new York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; the Pinakothek der moderne in Munich; the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
To honor her artistic achievements, the American Craft Council made her a Fellow in 2000, and she was interviewed in 2004 for the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, Smithsonian Institution, as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. She is a Professor of Art at Pittsburg State University in Kansas where she has taught since 1967.