The Alumni Show II at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Friday, November 1, 2013: Noon to 5pm
Saturday, November 2, 2013: Noon to 6pm
Sunday, November 3, 2013: Noon to 5pm
Guest curator, John Ravenal '81 P'15, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on The Alumni Show held in November and December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films. The artists featured in this exhibition are Ian Boyden ‘95, Stephanie Calvert ‘08, Rutherford Chang ‘02, Nicolas Collins ‘76 MA ‘79, Renée Green ‘81, Raphael Griswold ‘06, John Hatleberg ‘79, Gabriela Herman ‘03, Elsie Kagan ‘99, Liz Magic Laser ‘03, Danielle Mysliwiec ‘98, Ed Osborn ‘87, Juliana Romano ‘04, Aki Sasamoto ‘04, Arturo Vidich ‘03, Stephanie Washburn ‘03, and Ben Weiner ‘03. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980 at the Davison Art Center
Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon-4 p.m.
Curator, Clare Rogan
Making sets and series is inherently part of the printmaking process. With the boom in printmaking in the 1960s, many artists explored ways to develop themes and variations within print portfolios. For Joseph Albers, printmaking offered a means to disseminate his precise color experiments. In Madrid Suite (1966), Robert Motherwell worked through ten variations of ovals and lines. For Sol LeWitt, his serial approach to making art led directly to printmaking. Drawn from the collection of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition also will include works by Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Robert Mangold, and Brice Marden.
Faces of China, 1981 at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Open daily except Mondays, 12 noon-4 p.m.
Curator, Patrick Dowdey
Tom Zetterstrom’s photographs offer a glimpse of China’s people in only the third year of Deng Xiaoping’s “Reform and Opening Up.” They were taken before globalization or discos, before cell phones, during Mr. Zetterstrom’s 1981 trip hosted by the Yale-China Association. The photographs were exhibited at the Asia Society and toured nationally in the 1980s, but have not been displayed for 30 years. The people in these color and black-and-white portraits are guileless, everyday people who stand on the brink of enormous social change.
Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Journey: Selections from William Manchester’s Research Files in the Special Collections & Archives Exhibition Cases, Olin Library
Saturday and Sunday, Open daily during library hours
In early 1964, President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, decided that an authorized version of the events surrounding her husband’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963—50 years ago this year—should be undertaken. Author William Manchester agreed to take on the assignment, and researched and wrote what would become bestselling book, The Death of a President
, published in 1967. The exhibition includes selections from the thousands of items he amassed, including private notes and correspondence, sketches, government documents, newspapers, souvenirs, and more.