Past Art and Art History Department Events

Past events presented by the Art and Art History Department.


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2018

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2018's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program from May 8 through May 26, 2018.

April

Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Four
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Three
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

Artful Lunch Series: Elijah Huge
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
A presentation by Associate Professor of Art and Environmental Studies Elijah Huge about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibitions - Week Two
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

February

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Reclaiming the Gaze
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition Reclaiming the Gaze was organized from the Davison Art Center collection by seven Wesleyan University students in the class "Advanced Themes in 20th Century Afro-American Art" taught by Professor of Art History Peter Mark.

2017

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2017's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.

April

Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 4
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Lucia Salwen, Lily Homer, Sonya Torres, Alison Lam, and Kaitlin Chan in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 3
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dylan Beckman, Harrison Carter, Elinor Case-Pethica, and Caren Ye in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Artful Lunch Series: Esther Rodriguez Camara
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Romance Languages and Literatures graduate student Esther Rodriguez Camara talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 2
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Maria Ma, Sarah Prickett, Silas Newman, Lydia Tonkonow, and Cameron Arkin in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00am

Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 1
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Kai Blatt, Hadley Feingold, Tessa Houstoun, Max Levine, and Zander Porter in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

March

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Converging to a Center
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and gallery talk with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan about the Converging to a Center exhibition.
Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Reception
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition Reception
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.

February

Artful Lunch Series: Sharifa Lookman '17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman '17. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
IN STEREO Week Three: Dance Duet
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Changing Visions
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Davison Art Center

Opening reception and gallery talk by Curator Clare Rogan about the exhibition Changing Visions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During the Weimar Republic and After.

IN STEREO Week Two: Wesleyan Student Poets
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
IN STEREO Week One: Classical and Jazz Duets
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
Opening: The Old Northern Capital—Beijing
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and gallery talk with curator Lucia Wang about this new exhibition featuring prints from hand-tinted color lantern slides.

January

Opening Reception—Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for Clarissa Tossin's first solo exhibition in the Northeast, Stereoscopic Vision.

2016

November

A Reading by Writer Jonathan Galassi
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Jonathan Galassi is a poet, a novelist, and renowned translator of Italian poetry.
Artful Lunch Series: Julia Randall
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Associate Professor of Art Julia Randall about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
Tour of New York City Grolier Club Exhibit and Print Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:15am
New York City
Visit the distinctive galleries of the Grolier Club and the International Fine Print Dealer Association Print Fair in New York City.
Opening Reception: FLYING CARPETS—new paintings by David Schorr
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Professor of Art David Schorr explores the conviction of childhood imagination, remembering the pleasure of playing with toys on his grandmother’s oriental carpets.

October

Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes—Michael S. Roth Interviews Henry Adams
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 interviews Henry Adams about Professor of Art Tula Telfair’s new book, Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes. A book signing and reception to follow at 7pm in Zilkha South Gallery.
Artful Lunch Series: Michael Meere
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Assistant Professor of French Michael Meere about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.

September

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: William Earle Williams—A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
William Earle Williams traces the overlooked histories of African Americans through 60 plus photographs, plus historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts.
Opening and Gallery Talk: Draw Yourself In
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center

Reimagine exhibited works with pencils and paper as part of the audience-participation exhibition Draw Yourself In.

Opening Reception: here is new york—a democracy of photographs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, this exhibition is the first time that the photographs from here is new york have been exhibited in Connecticut.
In Conversation: Charles Traub and Michael S. Roth
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 talks with artist Charles Traub, Chair of the M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, about the here is new york project.

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2016's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program

April

Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Sophie Becker, Casey Herrick, Samantha Ho, Gla, and Zach Scheinfeld in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

March

Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Milo Farley, Molly Grund, Nathan Harris, Caroline MacNeille, and Evan Ortiz in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors Rebecca Brand, Rachel FoxAddison McDowell, and Elissa Palmer in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.

February

Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
View German prints from the Davison Art Center collection selected by students in the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan.

2015

December

Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall

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Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang

November

Hard Data Redux
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score

In Conversation with Reid Farrington
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
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New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois

October

Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Terttu Uibopuu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, discusses her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.

September

Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois creates maps, scores, and videos that use real-time data flows and media footage to raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use.
Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses In Real Time, the first major gallery presentation of his work.

Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.

April

Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Alexa Burzinski, Brandon Eng, Rachel Pei Hirsch, Samuel Usdan, and Gavriella Wolf.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete, Katherine DuSarah EsocoffSarah Koppelkam, and Virgil B/G Taylor in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Serena Berry, Stephen MacNeille, Isaac Pollan, Madeleine Chabot, Adrian Nugent-Head, and Miles Cornwall in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Vincent Debiais will discuss "The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella, Genna DeGroot, Gabe Gordon, Nicole Dalessandro, and Hailey Sowden in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

March

Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of seniors Luca Ameri, Raphael A. Leitz, Dat Vu, and Derrick Qi Wang in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

February

Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A panel discussion about the Picture/Thing exhibition featuring artists Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff.

Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Professor of History and Letters Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
A Body in a Library
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
"Putty in the Blister," a lecture by Rachel Harrison '89, one of the ten artists featured in the Picture/Thing exhibition.
Receptions: A Body in Fukushima
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
CFA Hall
After a 5:30pm artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima, a walking tour of the three galleries will begin at CFA Hall at 6pm, with a reception in each location.
Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.

January

Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.

2014

December

Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 114
"Monks in Glaze: Workshop, Patronage, and Iconography of Large Luohan Statues from North China," a lecture by Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsu.

October

Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Artist in Residence Keiji Shinohara as he shares his favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.

September

Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
“The Science of A World of Dreams” will include panelists Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff, John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy William Herbst, Professor of Computer Science James Lipton, and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science Johan Varekamp, and as moderator, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Ishita Mukerji.
Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall
Tula Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.
Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, the exhibition includes more than 30 American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, and others.