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On Thursday, March 29, 2018 Proliferation brought contemporary art from Vietnam to the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center for the first time. Drawing on her context of living in a rapidly changing country, works by Lêna Bùi ’07 ranged from abstract paintings to candid video, broadly examining the less obvious […]

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A Modern Woman’s Wit was on display at the Wesleyan University Davison Art Center. This performance built on themes in the Slovak folktale A Woman’s Wit and was an interactive installation that combined projection, sound, textile, animation, and movement to explore modern feminist connections to historical texts. A Modern Woman’s […]

On Friday, February 23, 2018 Performance collective Manual Cinema created live film on stage, combining cinematic techniques, theatricality, handmade shadow puppetry, innovative sound, and live music. The Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013) used a story of the fantastic and supernatural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other. Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian […]

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000, an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women and attempting to categorize Expressionism in new terms, featured works by Gina Beavers, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Jackie Gendel, Liz Markus, and Rose Wylie. Referencing cartoons, fashion spreads, and personal narratives, the artists addressed the […]

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 seven Wesleyan University students in the class “Advanced Themes in 20th Century Afro-American Art”, taught by Professor of Art History Peter Mark, organized the exhibition “Reclaiming the Gaze” from the Davison Art Center collection. The show highlighted 42 prints and photographs by African American artists from 1930 to the present […]

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 Wesleyan students in award-winning Visiting Filmmaker Michael Pope’s filmmaking class “The Art of Doing: Creative Project Production and Making It Happen” presented their final project, followed by a brief performance by singer/musician/writer Amanda Palmer ’98, Visiting Artist at Large in the College of Film and the Moving Image. Photos by […]

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Black Pulp! exhibition artist, Laylah Ali, gave a talk at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. She is best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful allegorical figures, including her long running “Greenheads Series” and her newest work “The Acephalous Series.” Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here […]

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 Meredith Monk was joined by Danspace Project’s Judy Hussie-Taylor in conversation. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 a panel discussion was held, discussing social and political changes in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades. Speakers included Sophie Pinkham, author of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016); Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art; Peter Rutland, Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor […]

On Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, UP IN ARMS presented a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorsed them as a means to an end. Works by fourteen artists touched upon a host of issues surrounding access to and the […]

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