Duality/Dialectic: New Perspectives on the DAC Collection

Tuesday March 30, 2004 - Sunday May 23, 2004
Duality/Dialectic: New Perspectives on the DAC Collection

Charles Sheeler, MacDougal Alley, oil on canvas, 1924

Curated by students in Wesleyan's Fall 2003 Museum Studies course, this exhibition explored a variety of themes using works from the Davison Art Center collection. On view were prints, drawings, photographs, and paintings by such as artists as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Marcel Duchamp, Yvonne Jacquette, Käthe Kollwitz, and Charles Sheeler.

The students' task was to study works in the collection that were suitable not only for an exhibition but also for their independent research projects. They selected drawings, prints, photographs, and one painting for the show based on the group's overall familiarity with the DAC collection and on each student's specialized research topic.

Curated by Mara Baldwin '06, Jesse Feiman '05, Rebekah Krieger '04, Jasmine Labeau '04, Jonathan Lashley '04, Erin Reding '06, Shannon Riffe '04, and Erin Smith '06.

A gallery talk by student curators took place at noon on Wednesday 7 April 2004.