University of Michigan Library photographer Randal Stegmeyer has long served as photographer of choice for the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Randal’s images feature prominently in our publications, electronic media, and promotional material and have come to shape how our artifacts are seen by scholars, students, and a wider public.
This exhibition, a celebration of Stegmeyer's career in photography intended to coincide with his retirement, was to run from May 1, 2020, through January 3, 2021. However, like so many other things, these plans were upended in March when the COVID pandemic forced us to close our doors.
Since October 20, members of the U-M community (students, faculty, and staff) have been able to schedule gallery visits. We have extended the run of the exhibition through early July 2021, and are hoping that in the coming months it will be possible to grant access to a wider public.
Presented here are photographs of the exhibition taken by Austin Thomason of Michigan Photography in early November. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our galleries. We look forward to the day when we will see visitors once again strolling through the Kelsey.