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The Davison Art Center (DAC) holds Wesleyan's collection of more than 24,000 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

Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse

Tuesday September 29, 2015 - Sunday December 13, 2015

Closed October 24–27 and November 23–29

The exhibition Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse brings together haunting works evoking absent bodies, created in two series, Undergarments and Armor (2002–2004) and Wax Bodies (2006–2008).

Artist's Talk and Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Artist’s talk by Tanya Marcuse, 5:00 pm, CFA Hall
Reception follows at the DAC Gallery until 7:00 pm
Free of charge and open to the public

Panel Discussion: Body, Memory, Photography

Thursday, October 29, 5:00 pm
Russell House, 350 High Street
Free of charge and open to the public
Panel discussion of the intersections between medical and scientific representations of anatomy, gender, and photographic practice.
Speakers: Tanya Marcuse, photographer. Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Wesleyan University Chair and Professor of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Professor of Sociology and Science in Society. Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of History, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Environmental Studies, and Science in Society, and Senior Research Fellow, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Laura Wexler, Yale University Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Co-Chair of the Public Humanities Program at Yale, Director of the Photographic Memory Workshop at Yale, and Principal Investigator of The Photogrammar Project (photogrammar.yale.edu).

For more events, please visit the FDAC Website.

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