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From the Argives: OverheardAtWes, 19th Century Edition

Twitter accounts like @OverheardAtWes and @WeirdWes chronicle some of the wackiest things that Wesleyan students can be heard saying on a daily basis. Private conversations being subject to publication in campus-wide media may seem like a phenomenon exclusive to the internet era, but the concept of OverheardAtWes existed long before twitter. In fact, ridiculous student quotes were often featured in The Argus during the 1800s!

Here are some of the best original OverheardAtWes quotes from the 19th century after the jump:

“Painting for the People”—Lithography in France in the 19th Century

From CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for “Painting for the People,” a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century. Sessions will discuss early lithographs by Théodore Géricault and Eugene Delacroix; political satires and social caricatures by Honoré Daumier; and the exploration of color lithography by Impressionists and Post-Impressionists including Édouard Manet, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the course will meet at the Davison Art Center to view selected artists’ prints in the collection.

Dates: Wednesday, October 15, 22, and 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm

To register, contact:

Amy Bello
(860) 685-3005
will[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Wednesday, October 15th – Wednesday, October 29th
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: $70, To register, contact the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning