Personal Recollections: Gifts from Robert Dannin & Jolie StahlFriday March 27, 2015 - Sunday May 24, 2015
The DAC gallery is now closed for the summer. Recently on view:
As Dannin explains, "The idea of gifting and re-gifting is basically that you are circulating it, nobody really possesses it, and this is…appropriate for a work of art…." Most of these prints, photographs, and books were originally personal gifts to Stahl and Dannin from the artists. Now the couple is "re-gifting" the work to Wesleyan. The spring exhibition, Personal Recollections, highlighted this fascinating gift, which includes artwork from New York in the 1980s and 1990s and iconic news photographs from members of the Magnum Photos cooperative.
Among the works in the exhibition were prints and multiples by Barbara Kruger, Richard Mock, and Kiki Smith, as well as photographs by Eve Arnold, Stuart Franklin, Steve McCurry, Nan Goldin, and Sebastião Salgado.