Robert Pruitt, Negra es Bella, 2014.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Reclaiming the Gaze

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center


The exhibition Reclaiming the Gaze was organized from the Davison Art Center collection by seven Wesleyan University students in the class "Advanced Themes in 20th Century Afro-American Art" taught by Professor of Art History Peter Mark. The show highlights 42 prints and photographs by African American artists from 1930 to the present day, including works by Lyle Ashton Harris '88, Romare Bearden, Glenn Ligon '82 DFA '12, Robert Pruitt, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker.

There will be a gallery talk at 5:30pm by Professor of Art History Peter Mark and Rielly Wieners ’18, one of the student curators of the exhibition. 

The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, February 7 through Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The exhibition will be closed from Friday, March 9 through Monday, March 26, 2018.

Image: Robert Pruitt (American, born 1975), Negra es Bella, 2014. Two-color lithograph. Published by Tamarind Institute. Collaborating printer: Justin Andrews. Edition of 20. Hoy Family Afro-American Visual Arts Fund and Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2015. © Copyright Robert Pruitt (photo: Logan Bellew for Tamarind Institute).

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