Center For the Arts

Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University
283 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459

860-685-3355
cfa@wesleyan.edu

Center for the Arts

Current Exhibitions

Black Pulp!

Tuesday September 19, 2017 - Sunday December 10, 2017

Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery 
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
NEW Extended Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Noon–7pm
Wednesday–Sunday, Noon–5pm
FREE! Open to the public.

Closed Monday, November 20 through Monday, November 27, 2017

William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson, Guest Curators

$_SerializerTool.serialize(${title}, true)Ellen Gallagher (American, b.1965), "Abu Simbel," 2005. Photogravure, watercolor, colored pencil, varnish, pomade, plasticine, blue fur, gold leaf, and crystals. 24 ½ x 35 ½ inches (unframed). Published by Two Palms, New York, Edition: 25. © Ellen Gallagher. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Image © 2016 Ellen Gallagher.


Black Pulp!
examines the evolving perspectives of black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through rare historical printed media shown in dialogue with contemporary art. The exhibition highlights works by artists, graphic designers, writers, and publishers in formats ranging from little known comic books to covers for historic books and magazines, etchings, digital prints, drawings, and media-based works by an intergenerational selection of 21 of today’s leading artists from the black diaspora.



Three in 30: Black Pulp! - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4:30pm, Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, FREE! Open to the public. 

Opening Reception - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm, Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, FREE! Open to the public. 

Cotton Comes to Harlem - Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8pm, Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, FREE! Open to the public. 

Black Dynamite - Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8pm, Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, FREE! Open to the public. 

Artist Talk: Laylah Ali - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5pm, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, FREE! Open to the public. 

UP IN ARMS

Friday October 27, 2017 - Sunday December 10, 2017

South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
NEW Extended Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Noon–7pm
Wednesday–Sunday, Noon–5pm
FREE! Open to the public.

Closed Monday, November 20 through Monday, November 27, 2017

Susanne Slavick, Guest Curator

$_SerializerTool.serialize(${title}, true)Dadpranks (Lauren Goshinski, Kate Hansen, Isla Hansen, Elina Malkin, Nina Sarnelle and Laura A. Warman), "Echinacea Plus, Cold Defense," 2015, digital photograph on Hahnemühle paper, 9.4 x 6.6 inches.


UP IN ARMS
presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end. Works by fourteen artists touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and the use of firearms, examining and representing the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies and pathologies, suicide and homicide rates, domestic violence, and mass media.

This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with Wesleyan’s annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, which will be focused on “Guns in American Society” on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017. For more information, please click here


Opening Reception - Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm, South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, FREE! Open to the public.

No handguns or other firearms (even if all permits, licenses and registrations are up to date and available), explosives, or weapons of any kind are allowed on the Wesleyan campus at any time and for any reason whatsoever.


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