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‘ANTHROTROPISM’ opens at Ellwood House Museum

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Ellwood House Museum will host “ANTHROTROPISM,” an M.A. thesis exhibition by Agnes Ma. An exhibition opening will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 25 in the Visitor Center’s second floor Brauer Gallery. The show will remain open through Sept. 27.

In the exhibition, Ma presents nature through sculpture and jewelry, utilizing human touch to reinterpret organic matter. Using sterling silver to starkly contrast found natural materials, this body of work re-examines the relationship between humans and their environment.

Agnes Ma is graduate student at Northern Illinois University, where she will receive a Master of Arts degree in metalwork and jewelry. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is apparent in her artistic process. Her work also will be showcased in the upcoming “Confluence: 2013 Annual Juried Student Exhibition” at the Society of North American Goldsmith’s annual conference in Toronto.

The Ellwood House Museum is located at 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. Museum hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free parking is available near the Ellwood House Visitor Center just off Augusta Avenue.

For more information, call the Ellwood House office at 815-756-4609 or visit

Museum hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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