Give the GIFT OF ART
This holiday season give the gift of an FDAC Membership! NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum) memberships are given to those memberships at the Sustaining ($100) level or above. Whether near or far, your children, parents, or that uncle who is always hard to shop for, your friends will surely enjoy a gift that lasts all year long. NARM memberships include over 750 institutions across the country — your membership card gets you in FREE! Simply fill out the membership form and be sure to include that it is a gift in the “Additional Notes” field.

Note: If you would like to give an FDAC membership as a gift this season we would be happy to include a special holiday note with your own personalized message. Be sure to indicate that it is a gift and include your message in the “Additional Notes” when you register online or email We look forward to helping with your holiday shopping!

**Please order by December 15th to ensure your gift is received on time. Orders placed after 12/15/15 will not be fulfilled until January 2016.

Support the Friends today at the $100 level or above and receive your very own NARM membership cards good for an entire year!

A silent auction of still-life paintings and "sumi-e" Japanese-style ink drawings by John Frazer will take place this Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity fair at 381 Main Street in Middletown.

John Frazer was a graduate of the University of Texas and received his Master of Fine Art degree from the Yale University School of Art and Architecture. He was Professor of Art at Wesleyan University, where he taught painting and drawing, for 42 years. His art has been exhibited at more than 40 exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Osaka, Japan. He passed away on July 7, 2015. Read more about Professor Frazer in the Wesleyan Connection. Read his obituary in the Hartford Courant.
Thanks again everyone who came and voted and enjoyed our Autumn Soirée this fall at the President's House. The winning piece from our vote-on-a-work-to-add-to-the-collection will be "home" at the DAC soon.

Graciela Iturbide (Mexican, born 1942)
Mujer Angel (Angel Woman, Sonora Desert), 1980
Gelatin silver Print

Copyright Graciela Ituribide, Courtesy by Throckmorton Fine Art

On display through Sunday, December 13
Last chance to see the current exhibition, Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse.

Friday February 5, 2016 - Thursday March 3, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:00-7:00 pm
During the fall semester, thirteen students immersed themselves in the Davison Art Center collection and studied its more than 400 German prints created between approximately 1460 and 1600. As part of the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan, the students selected works representing princely power, elaborate ornament, religious and secular passion, and the transmission of the classical past. Artists represented include Albrecht Dürer, Hans Burgkmair, and the “Little Masters.” 

Image credit: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Knight, Death and Devil, 1513, engraving. Gift of George W. Davison, 1949.D3.1. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center (Photo: R. Lee).


Friday March 25, 2016 - Sunday May 22, 2016
After the retrospective exhibition in 2006 of his internationally renowned images of architecture and of contemporary dancers, Philip Trager (B.A. Wesleyan 1956) took a new direction with his art. Responding to the opportunities presented by digital photography, Trager created a new series, culminating in the book Photographing Ina, scheduled for publication in 2016. The spring 2016 exhibition at the Davison Art Center reveals Trager's first series in color photography--an unexpected and tender meditation on the act of photographing, on perception, color, and light.
Image credit: Philip Trager (American, born 1935), Ina, Fairfield 2007, V, 2007, color pigment print. Collection of the Photographer. © Philip Trager 

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:00-7:00 pm
Conversation in the gallery between Philip Trager and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, 5:30 pm

Friends Board members and friends planted bright red tulips to bloom in spring.
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