‘Enigmatic Reflections’: McDonough Museum opens with a faculty exhibition

McDonough Museum opens with a faculty exhibition; no reception will be scheduled

YOUNGSTOWN — With students back on campus at Youngstown State University, the McDonough Museum of Art is reopening its doors with a new exhibition


Director Claudia Berlinski said several changes have been made since the gallery — and the rest of campus — shut down in mid-March.

Visitors are required to wear a mask, hand sanitizing stations will be located at the entrances, and visitors will be encouraged to take their temperature before touring the galleries.

The capacity for most of the galleries will be seven people with a maximum of 10 permitted in the largest one. Visitors who are more high-risk can call to schedule a visit on Mondays, when staff is at the museum but it normally is closed to the public.

There will be no opening reception for “Enigmatic Reflections: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition,” which will be on display Friday through Oct. 24.

“That’s particularly dangerous,” Berlinski said. “There’s eating, lots of talking. It’s just not a good environment for what’s going on.”

The faculty exhibition traditionally opens in January every other year. Berlinski said they decided to put it on the same schedule as the alumni show — once every four years — and the two shows will alternate every other year (the alumni show would be in 2022 and the next faculty show would be in 2024).

If you go …

WHAT: “Enigmatic Reflections: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition”

WHEN: Friday through Oct. 24. There will be no opening reception. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

WHERE: McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

HOW MUCH: Admission is free. For more information, call 330-941-1400.

ART FACULTY TALKS: During the run of the exhibition, some of the participating artists will give gallery talks that will be livestreamed on the McDonough website (ysu.edu/mcdonough-museum) and social media accounts — Dragana Crnjak at 11 a.m. Sept. 8, Christine McCullough at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 and Lauren Baker at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6.


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