Special Installations: Entering Edo and Find Me Unafraid

Thursday September 5, 2019 - Thursday September 26, 2019

Special Installations: Entering Edo and Find Me Unafraid

Utamaro Kitagawa, aka Shimbi, Toyoaki, Yûsuke, Yûki Entaisai, Issôshurichôsai (Japanese, 1753–1806). Fishing with a Four-Armed Scoop-net (Yotsu Deami) (left component of triptych), late 18th century – ca. 1806. Color woodcut. Image: 354 x 233 mm (13.9 x 9.2 in.). Sheet: 354 x 233 mm (13.9 x 9.2 in.). DAC accession number 1948.D2.348.1. Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1948. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lancefield).

Entering Edo: A World of Pleasure

For this installation, Wesleyan students enrolled in Assistant Professor of Art History Talia J. Andrei’s Curatorial Workshop: Images for the Floating World selected 15 Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts from the Davison Art Center collection. View a high-resolution version of the image shown here.

Find Me Unafraid installation in the Davison Art Center Gallery

The Davison Art Center shows three works from the collection that speak to the themes raised in the book Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum by Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09. Incoming students will be reading their book as part of the First Year Matters program, which “identifies a common reading for all new students, providing a shared experience for the entire class as well as an introduction to student life at Wesleyan.”

Into the Image, the DAC's first full exhibition for the 2019–2020 year, will open on Friday, October 11, 2019.