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Exhibitions

A Campus Fair and Green: Wesleyan's Changing Landscape

How has Wesleyan's landscape changed over the past 175 years? This exhibition documents the history of the campus from College Row to Andrus Field and Foss Hill to the Center for the Arts and other familiar areas.

On view in Olin Library, East corridor, throughout Reunion & Commencement Weekend.

Typewriters to Keyboards: The Production of the “Modern” Thesis

The earliest theses produced at Wesleyan were hand-written works.  The invention of the typewriter in the late 1860s gave individuals the ability to produce the written word in a format that appeared printed, lending a formal bearing to what had previously been a clearly personal production. The eventual development of word-processing, the personal computer, and laser printing allowed the writer to seamlessly include highly formatted text, tables, graphs, and images into the work without resorting to glue, tape, and photocopies.  While the original motivation for the typewriter was to allow people to write faster than possible by hand, its unforeseen consequence has been an explosion in personal expression and global public discourse.

This display highlights a few points along the evolutionary tree from typewriter to computer keyboard, illustrating paths taken by Wesleyan students in the production of the "modern" thesis.

On view in the lobby of the Science Library, first floor, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street, throughout Reunion & Commencement Weekend.

A Newspaperman's Eye: American Photographs from the Collection of Russell G. D'Oench

Clare I. Rogan, curator

Russell "Derry" D'Oench, editor of The Middletown Press, built a collection spanning 20th-century American photography, from Ansel Adams to Diane Arbus, and Margaret Bourke-White to Weegee. This exhibition will explore the vitality of the medium and the foresight of an inspired and generous collector.

Tuesday–Sunday · Noon–4 p.m.
Davison Art Center

Brushwork by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Patrick Dowdey, curator

"In Kazuaki Tanahashi we find an embodiment of calligraphy's past and future, as well as a fruitful collision of master, student, scholar, innovator, and eccentric." (David Schneider in Yoga Journal). Tanahashi has exhibited his Zen calligraphy worldwide.

Tuesday–Sunday · Noon–4 p.m.
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Faculty Show

Nina Felshin, curator

For the first time in more than a decade, Wesleyan's art studio faculty will be celebrated with a major exhibition in Zilkha Gallery. Included in the exhibition are works by Professors of Art Jeffrey Schiff, David Schorr, J. Seeley, and Tula Telfair; Assistant Professors of Art Elijah Huge and Leslie Snipes; Luther Gregg Sullivan Fellow John Slepian; Professor Emeritus of Art John Frazer; Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Kate TenEyck; and Visiting Artist in Art and East Asian Studies Keiji Shinohara. The studio practices offered by this program, including sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, digital media, and architecture, will be represented by those who teach them.

Tuesday–Sunday · Noon–4 p.m. · Friday, Noon–8 p.m.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery