Imaging Dance: Works from the DAC Collection

Thursday October 25, 2001 - Friday December 21, 2001
Imaging Dance: Works from the DAC CollectionEdward Steichen (American, 1895-1965), Isadora Duncan at the Portal of the Parthenon, 1921 (printed ca. 1950); gelatin silver print (photo: Phil)

For centuries, visual artists have sought to portray dancers' movements and personalities. To seek to represent creative movement in a static image offers an artist a fascinating challenge. This exhibition presented prints and photographs spanning four centuries. The works on view included etchings from the "Balli di Sfessania" by 17th-century printmaker Jacques Callot; Edouard Manet's famous etching of "Lola de Valence"; Barbara Morgan's depictions of Martha Graham; Philip Trager's photographs of Kazuo Ohno and of the Ralph Lemon Company; and more. It was curated by Wesleyan GLSP student Alexis Hutson.