Spring Photos: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Reclaiming the Gaze

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 day, including works by Lyle Ashton Harris ’88, Romare Bearden, Glenn Ligon ’82 DFA ’12, Robert Pruitt, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker. Professor of Art History Peter Mark and Rielly Wieners ’18, one of the student curators of the exhibition, gave a gallery talk.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.