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Thursday, May 25–Sunday, May 28
Noon–4 p.m. • Open to all


Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Davison Art Center
Philip Trager: A Retrospective

Claire Rogan, Curator
Celebrating the international career of photographer and Wesleyan alumnus Philip Trager ’56, this retrospective exhibition will represent more than 30 years of his work. Trager is renowned for photographs of architecture—from his early photographs of Connecticut to later images of New York City, Paris, and the Italian villas of Pal-ladio. Since the 1980s, he has also photographed modern dancers including Eiko & Koma, Mark Morris, Ralph Lemon, and many others.


Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Lady of the Lilies
Patrick Dowdey, curator

Lady of the Lilies, a colorful, figurative, and mystic installation, compels you to come in and just breathe. This international collaboration between the artists of the Re-yum Painting Collective in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Eiko & Koma returns youth and vitality to the ancient heritage of Cambodian painting.
 

1st Floor East, Olin Memorial Library
Lost—and Found—Wesleyan

Wesleyan, like any institution, is constantly changing. From architecture to student customs, many aspects of Wesleyan have been lost or changed over years. At the same time, new evidence of the past is found, new buildings are built, and new customs are forged. This exhibition explores Lost—and Found—Wesleyan.
This exhibition is open during the library’s regularly scheduled hours.
 

The Rick Nicita Gallery

Center for Film Studies
Ingrid Bergman in Hollywood

The curators of the exhibition are Leith Johnson and Joan Miller.
As a young child, Ingrid Bergman found artistic inspiration in her father, a Stockholm-based photographer and painter. The future screen legend demonstrated her dramatic flair at an early age, frequently dressing in costume and posing for his camera. While a teenager, she received her theatrical training from Sweden’s prestigious Royal Dramatic Theater in the early 1930s, and she began her film career at age nineteen with a series of films produced by the Swedish film industry, developing her craft alongside the leading Swedish actors and directors of the era. Her first role was in Munkbrogreven (1934). Nine films quickly followed, establishing her as one of Sweden’s most popular film stars. The international success of Intermezzo (1936) led her to Hollywood.
An American version of Intermezzo (1939) won her immediate stardom. A wide variety of film performances followed throughout the 1940s, highlighted by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), Casablanca (1942), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944, for which she won her first Academy Award), The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Joan of Arc (1948), and Under Capricorn (1949). This ten-year period, which established Bergman as an enduring Hollywood icon, is the focus of the exhibition.

From 1950 to 1956, Bergman was involved in a personal and professional relationship with Roberto Rossellini, marking a new stage in her life and work and alienation from Hollywood during that time. Anastasia (1957) changed that, bringing her a second Academy Award. Subsequent films included Indiscreet (1958), The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965), Cactus Flower (1969), and Murder on the Orient Express (1974), for which she won a third Academy Award. Bergman returned to Scandinavia for her final film, appearing with Liv Ullmann in Swedish director Ingmar Bergman’s 1978 masterpiece, Autumn Sonata.

Not only an accomplished film actress, Bergman appeared in a number of important stage roles in Paris, London, and on Broadway for over four decades. She also appeared on television, and her final performance as Golda Meir in 1982 won her an Emmy.

All of the items in this exhibition have been drawn from the Ingrid Bergman Archive, the Irene Mayer Selznick Collection, and the Spencer Berger Collection of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives.

This exhibit is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.