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November 2016

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  1. NYC Field Trip
  2. Recent Highlights
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Art Faculty in the News
  5. DAC in the News
  6. From the Collection
  NYC FIELD TRIP - Last chance to 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.

On September 22nd the exhibition A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865 opened with a talk by artist William Earle Williams and a reception.
The exhibition runs through December 11th. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. (Please note the gallery is closed for the university's Thanksgiving Break November 22-27.)

Learn more about the current exhibition on the DAC website.

Photograph by: Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19

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.
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.

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

1) Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art, is a finalist for the New East Photo Prize. View other submissions and learn more here.
2) Tula Telfair, Professor of Art, recently released a new book that features her landscape paintings, titled Invented Landscapes. She also has an upcoming exhibition opening in NYC at the Forum Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 10.
3) The exhibition Flying Carpets by David Schorr, Professor of Art, is on display in Zilkha Gallery through Dec. 11. 


Recently featured on the blog of Simon Tanner, Rob Lancefield, DAC Manager of Museum Information Services / Registrar of Collections, discusses the digitization and publicizing of images of collection objects operates within the infrastructure of a small museum.

Read the blog post here.

Image: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Three Trees, 1643. Etching, drypoint, and engraving on laid paper. Only state. Plate: 212 x 280 mm. Sheet: 223 x 284 mm. DAC accession number 1951.D1.1. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1951. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lee)
  From the Collection 

It's election time!  DAC curator Clare Rogan reflects on a political satirical scene after Hogarth. Read it here.

Image: Charles Grignon after William Hogarth, Canvassing for Votes, 1757. Second of four prints in the series The Election. Etching and engraving. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Richards, 1962. Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.
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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! 

Renew your membership online today!
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