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December 2016

In this message:
  1. Give the Gift of Art!
  2. Current Exhibition Closing Soon
  3. Change in the DAC Courtyard
  4. Local Art News
  5. Sneak Peak at the Winter Exhibition

Keep the FDAC in mind this holiday season. Our memberships make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family! At the fellow level, members receive the gift of art at over 850 museums across the country. Learn more about this exciting gift here.

If you have not yet seen the current exhibition on view, A Stirring Song Sung Heroic by William Earle Williams, be sure to stop by before it closes on Sunday, December 11.

Check out the review in the Wesleyan Argus student newspaper.

Gallery hours are 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

Changing Visions:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs during the Weimar Republic and After

Friday February 10, 2017 - Thursday March 9, 2017

Founded in 1919 after Germany's defeat in World War I, at a time of revolution and reaction, the Weimar Republic in Germany lasted only fourteen short years until the seizure of power by Adolf Hitler and the establishment of the Third Reich in 1933. Yet during these fourteen years, artists thrived in an atmosphere of radical change and possibility. Otto Dix and George Grosz created biting social satire. Käthe Kollwitz advocated for the poor. Josef Albers, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky promoted new design principles at the Bauhaus School. August Sander and Ilse Bing expanded the possibilities for photography. This exhibition from the permanent collection explores the creative ferment during the Weimar Republic, and the travels of artists after 1933, as many fled Germany or retreated to the countryside.
Last month the DAC's landscaping was altered and we said farewell to one of the courtyard trees that needed to be removed for safety and security reasons.

Check out the before and after pictures. We miss the view out the window but think it looks happier and healthier!

Former FDAC board member Marion Belanger has a current solo exhibition that just opened at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. Check it out between now and February. Find out more here.
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The FDAC is pleased to announce that we are once again a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program. Learn more about how to gain free access to over 850 museums across the country while supporting the Friends at the same time!

Learn more about this and view a listing of ALL the museums on the Friends website! 

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  A Note to New and Renewing Members  

We apologize for the delay in getting this year's membership cards in the mail. We have been working to improve the process by which we prepare the cards as well as the quality of the card. If you have not yet received your card, please keep an eye out.  They will be mailed this week!  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact FDAC President Mariah Reisner at
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Visit friends of the Friends at the 61st annual sale at Wesleyan Potters!
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