Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: M. Johnston)
The Friends of the Davison Arts Center is looking for volunteer docents!
Every fall for over 40 years, the Friends of the Davison Arts Center brings more than 300 Middletown 4th graders to explore on-campus galleries as well as the Javanese Gamelan orchestra. Volunteer docents engage these students with the world of art, music, and architecture through hands-on activities, and become part of a great team alongside museum curators and educators.
No experience necessary! Docents should be enthusiastic, reliable, interested in the arts, comfortable working with kids and public speaking. Tours run October 18, 24, 25, 30 and November 1, 13, 14, 15 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
All docents are required to commit to at least one shift and attend training on Monday, October 15 from 11:50 am -1:10 pm in the DAC. Lunch will be provided.
Interested?: Email Marisely Gonzalez, FDAC Docent Program Coordinator, marisely.wesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com
Date: Monday, October 15
Time: 11:50 AM-1:10 PM
From the DAC:
Visiting Artist Eiko Otake will bring her project “A Body in Places”to the DAC’s Alsop House, Sunday, Oct. 4 and Monday, Oct. 5. She will give three intimate performances on each day, for a limited audience. Some may remember her performance of the same series in Olin last winter (link: http://eikoandkoma.org/abodyinalibraryOLIN) Admission is free, call the CFA Box Office at 860-685-3355 to reserve a seat.
When: Sunday, October 4 at 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM
Monday, October 5 at 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM
Place: Davison Art Center, Alsop House
How frisky did the 18th century get? Come check out the exhibition organized by students of last semester’s Museum Studies course and find out.
And of course, there will be food!
Date: Thursday, Feb. 3
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Davison Art Center Gallery
This Thursday evening, step into the modern age and attend the “Modern Times” gallery opening and talk by the exhibit’s student curators. If you can’t make the opening, the exhibit will be up through March 5th.
What: Gallery Exhibit, Opening and Lecture
Where: Davison Art Center
When: Thursday, January 29th 5-7 PM, Student Curator talk at 5:30 PM
Here is the exhibit description:
The first half of the 20th century saw dramatic changes in American life, changes American printmakers variously celebrated, satirized, and condemned. From the soaring skyscrapers of New York City to the rolling fields of Iowa, from the power of modern machinery to the turmoil of labor demonstrations, printmakers captured the excitement and conflicts of modern life. Modern Times: American Graphic Arts, 1900–1950 was organized by students in a Wesleyan University seminar and presents more than 50 prints from the Davison Art Center collection. Artists include Thomas Hart Benton, Martin Lewis, Joseph Pennell, John Sloan, and Grant Wood. The exhibition opens with a gallery talk by Margaret Aldredge, Michelle Brown, Meera Bhardwaj, Peter Lubershane and Cameron Rowland, student curators.
More information available in the exhibit’s full press release.