2019 Current Stark Exhibitions and Events


Audobon print of a wild rabbit

Menagerie: Animals in Art

Jan. 23–April 5, 2020

This exhibition creates an opportunity for visitors to discover and consider the role animals play in our lives through themes such as personal connections with animals, how animals are used to tell stories or represent political ideas, and how artists use animals in imaginative ways.

Stark Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 1110


Hawaiian shirt manufactured in 1946 depicting Hawaiian villagers, lush green foliage, blue skies, and flowers

Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51

Jan. 28–March 10, 2020

Explore the history, artistry, and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement, the Aloha Shirt. This exhibition includes original textile artwork, production sketches and swatches, advertisements, and vintage shirts, while telling the story of early innovator, John “Keoini” Meigs. A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Stark Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 1110