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Mohammed Abdulkadir, then a senior studying computer science, admires an exhibit in February at the University Museum on the first day it opened after it was forced to close during the state budget impasse.

CARBONDALE — As fall rolls around, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Museum welcomes a new season of exhibitions. The museum will hold a fall exhibition, showcasing the unique work done by a variety of artists.

The opening reception will be held 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 21, at the University Museum in Faner Hall.

In the North Hall, exhibits feature the “Black Wall / White Hall,” improvised site-specific wall drawings by Cincinnati artist Rich Mallette, and artifacts to highlight the celebration of the Center for Archeological Investigations’ 40th Anniversary. Visitors can also enjoy Papua New Guinea ceramics that are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Exhibits in the south gallery include Cheonae Kim minimalism artwork, “The Earth Will Not Abide” a traveling exhibit on climate change and the impact of industrial agriculture, and highlights from the museum’s “Pop!! Art” collection. Later this fall, the Southern Illinois chapter of the United Nations Association will exhibit the 70th anniversary exhibition on the universal declaration of human rights.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, will feature wine and light refreshments.

The University Museum is located at 1000 Faner Dr., Faner Hall, Door No. 12. Gallery admission is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Public metered parking is available across from the Student Center and beside Woody Hall.

For more information about the University Museum, visit museum.siu.edu.

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