Student-Curated Exhibition of German Renaissance Prints [title to come]Friday February 5, 2016 - Thursday March 3, 2016
During the fall semester, twelve students will immerse themselves in the DAC collection and study its more than 400 German prints created between approximately 1460 and 1600. As part of the Museum Studies course taught by DAC Curator Clare Rogan, the goal will be to organize an exhibition, and to tell some stories about this time of Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Which works of art will the students choose? Which of the 73 prints by Albrecht Dürer will they select? Might they choose the portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder? Will they discuss the patronage of Emperor Maximilian I, new ways of depicting the body, or advances in science and warfare? Visit the gallery in February to discover the results of this student research and to learn more about this pivotal time in art and history.
Philip Trager: Photographing InaFriday March 25, 2016 - Sunday May 22, 2016
After the retrospective exhibition in 2006 of his internationally renowned images of architecture and of contemporary dancers, Philip Trager (B.A. Wesleyan 1956) took a new direction with his art. Responding to the opportunities presented by digital photography, Trager created a new series, culminating in the book Photographing Ina, scheduled for publication in 2016. The spring 2016 exhibition at the Davison Art Center reveals Trager's first series in color photography--an unexpected and tender meditation on the act of photographing, on perception, color, and light.