From the CFA:
During the fall semester, thirteen students immersed themselves in the Davison Art Center collection and studied its more than 400 German prints created between approximately 1460 and 1600. As part of the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the students selected works representing princely power, elaborate ornament, religious and secular passion, and the transmission of the classical past.
Artists represented include Albrecht Dürer, Hans Burgkmair, and the “Little Masters.” There will be a gallery talk by student curators at 5pm. The snow date for the opening reception is Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Date: Thursday, February 4
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Davison Art Center
From the CFA and the Center for East Asian Studies:
Prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee examine the “beauty of movement in silence” through photography and video in their first exhibition outside Korea. Both artists build on their long careers in fashion and commercial work to create works that examine the core principals hiding behind what we see, and provide an opening to re-explore, in a contemporary light, the topic of whether the world that we are living in is a dream.
A luncheon buffet will be served following the gallery talk by Curator Patrick Dowdey.
Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery
More info on the CEAS website.
A message about great art (and free food) Rachel Hirsch ’15:
Come to the opening of Mary Heebner’s installation at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Includes a gallery talk by the center’s curator and a lunch buffet.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 (NOTE: This event has been postponed.)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
These exquisite paintings catch China as Europeans idealized it in the late nineteenth century: elegant home life, Qing imperial troops performing martial arts in their colorful uniforms, acrobatics and gem-like paintings of fish, animals and birds. The delicacy and brilliance of the paintings is stunning, like a perfect dream of far-off Cathay.
This gallery will be opening with a luncheon at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies this Wednesday, January 26 at noon.
- Date: Wednesday, January 26
- Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
- Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
- Cost: Free!
- For more information on Freeman Center exhibitions: Click here.
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.