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Exhibitions

Thursday, May 20–Sunday, May 23
Noon – 4 p.m. • open to all

Ann Messner: oracle
These are violent times—when collective memory swirls. oracle, Ann Messner’s photo installation, speaks to our collective memory. The viewer is surrounded by its evidence in the form of large black-and-white digitally printed photographs that wrap around the Main Gallery. The images are drawn from the archives of the public lives of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, three leaders who were violently assassinated. Using the camera as an extension of the mind’s eye, Messner has imbued these 57 ghostly images with a hauntingly poetic quality, turning them into a compelling narrative on silence. In the North Gallery, Messner’s accompanying sculptural installation, ghost, speaks further to the materiality of silence.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Duality/Dialectic: New Perspectives on the DAC Collection
Curated by students in Wesleyan’s Fall 2003 Museum Studies course, this exhibition explores a variety of themes using works from the Davison Art Center collection. On view are prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings by such artists as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Marcel Duchamp, Yvonne Jacquette, Käthe Kollwitz, and Charles Sheeler.
Davison Art Center

Looking at War: Images and Artists in Conflict
From etchings by Goya to Civil War photographs and German woodcuts, fascination with war has long inspired art. This exhibition of diverse photographs and prints from the DAC collection transcends stylistic and historical limitations by juxtaposing war imagery across time. Curated by John Blakinger ’06.
Davison Art Center

Before the Doors Closed: The UN in North China After WWII
Gay Dillon Lund traveled with her husband during his tenure as United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administrator in North China from 1946 through 1948. Her black- and-white photographs document conditions in North China immediately before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the relief efforts by a fledgling UN. Commissioner Harry Lund’s commentaries accompany the photographs and amplify the contrast between the UN’s inherently political mission and local conditions in the liberated areas.
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Gallery

Exhibit at Alpha Delta Phi
View a display of historical photos and memorabilia relating to Alpha Delta Phi. This exhibit is open to all on Friday, May 21 from 1–6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Board Room, Alpha Delta Phi House, 185 High Street

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