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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

Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer

Friday February 5, 2016 - Thursday March 3, 2016


Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer presents more than 80 prints and rare books that take the viewer back to a time of tumultuous change accelerated by the spread of printed images and printed books. The exhibition was curated by thirteen students in ARHA 360, Museum Studies.

Opening Reception

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:00-7:00 pm
(snow date: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:00-7:00 pm
Gallery talk by student curators, 5:00 pm
Free of charge and open to the public

Related Events

Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
(snow date: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.)

Cutting Remarks II: Thoughts on the Woodblocks Used by Albrecht Dürer and His Contemporaries to Print Their Woodcuts
Richard S. Field, Curator Emeritus of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)

Thursday, February 18, 2016, noon - 2:00 pm
Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer
Open house in Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library
Free of charge and open to the public
German artists in the age of Dürer disseminated their images through a variety of means, including as illustrations in books and pamphlets. Examples of the interplay of text and image will be available for browsing.

For more events, please visit the FDAC Website.

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