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Upcoming exhibitions and events with the FDAC and more!
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October 2016

In this message:
  1. In the Gallery
  2. FDAC Fall Events
  3. NYC Field Trip
  4. DAC Digital Initiative
  5. Board News
  6. Become a Fellow
  IN THE GALLERY 
 

On September 22nd the exhibition A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom opened with a gallery talk by artist William Earle Williams, followed by a reception.

The exhibition runs through December 11. Gallery hours are 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Learn more about the current exhibition on the DAC website.

 
  FDAC FALL EVENTS  

Artful Lunch Series
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk. 
NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, October 13, 12:10 pm
: Michael Meere, Assistant Professor of French
Thursday, November 10, 12:10 pm: Julia Randall, Associate Professor of Art
View past invited guests and their selected works as part of this ongoing series.

 
Panel Discussion: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
NOTE this is a daytime event
Thursday, October 20, 11:50 am

The Russell House, 350 High Street

Speakers to include Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, Chair, African American Studies, and Director, Center for African American Studies; Demetrius Eudell, Professor of History; and Khalil Johnson, Assistant Professor, African American Studies
 

Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture
Thursday, December 1, 5:00 pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus, English and American Studies, Yale University
  NYC FIELD TRIP - Reserve your spot!
 

 
New York City Grolier Exhibit and Print Fair Tour
Saturday, November 5, 2016
 
Join the FDAC and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library on an exciting tour viewing prints and fine books from the renaissance to the present. The tour is led by Clare Rogan, Curator of the DAC and Suzy Taraba, Wesleyan University Library Director of Special Collections & Archives.

Reservation required and space limited. Transportation not included.  Brunch and entrance to the IFPDA Fair included. Tickets: FDAC and Friends of the Wesleyan Library members $70.  Non-members $80.
 
Book your reservation at the Wesleyan Box Office in person, online or by calling: 860-685-3355.
 
  View (part of) the DAC Collection ... at home!  



In the summer of 2016, the DAC continued digitizing the collection, as part of a three-year Museums for America grant initiative. We dove deeply into British prints and then moved on to begin capture of 19th-century American prints; later this fall, we will add DAC Open Access Images of works which were photographed this summer and are not subject to copyright.

Through this project the DAC joins other fine institutions that have their collections online such as the newly available MoMA digitization project.
  Board News  
  • The FDAC is pleased to welcome Kate Tedford, Associate Director of the Wesleyan Fund, as the Board's new University Relations representative. 
  • At our October Board meeting we had the pleasure of viewing several new purchases to the DAC collection. Curator Clare Rogan is ever broadening our collection each and every year with new additions to the collection and it is FDAC memberships that help make this possible. Thank you for your support. 
  Become a Fellow  

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! 

Renew your membership online today!
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