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The Davison Art Center (DAC) holds Wesleyan's collection of more than 25,000 works of art on paper, chiefly prints and photographs. The print collection is among the finest at any U.S. university. The collection supports teaching and learning from objects in many ways, and the DAC gallery presents public exhibitions during the academic year. The links to the left lead to more information about the DAC collection and programs.

Current Exhibition

William Earle Williams: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865

Friday September 23, 2016 - Sunday December 11, 2016

Closed October 21-25 and November 22-27.

The gallery is now closed; recently on view:

For the last three decades, William Earle Williams has traced the overlooked histories of African Americans, locating unmarked sites and photographing them with clarity and quiet elegance. This exhibition included more than 60 photographs together with historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts.

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Related Events

Opening reception and gallery talk
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:00–7:00 pm
Davison Art Center
Gallery talk by William Earle Williams, 5:30 pm

Panel discussion: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:50 am
The Russell House, 350 High Street
Speakers: Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, Chair, African American Studies, and Director, Center for African American Studies; Demetrius Eudell, Professor of History.

Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5:00 pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus, English and American Studies, Yale University

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