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

In this message:
  1. Exhibition Opening Thursday, February 4 Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer at the DAC
  2. Events this month with the FDAC 
  3. Visit Wesleyan Fine Art Professor and FDAC Board Member Julia Randall's solo show at Garvey Simon Access Art gallery in Manhattan, opening February 11 
  4. The Big Draw: Middletown news and a welcome to our new Gallery Supervisor
  5. From the Vault: Highlight from the DAC collection
NEW EXHIBITION AT THE DAC
PASSION AND POWER:
GERMAN PRINTS IN THE AGE OF DÜRER

Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer 
February 5- March 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday February 4, 5-7pm at the Davison Art Center

(snow date: February 11, 5-7pm)
Gallery Talk by student curators at 5pm

Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer presents more than 80 prints and rare books from the Davison Art Center and Olin Library that take the viewer back to the years 1450-1550, a time of tumultous change accelerated by the spread of printed images and printed books. Highlights include 33 works by Albrecht Dürer, in context with his contemporaries, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and the Little Masters, Hans Sebald Beham and Georg Pencz. The exhibition was curated by thirteen Wesleyan students in ARHA 360, Museum Studies. Read more.

Learn more about our student-curated exhibition program at the DAC.

Image: 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, Wesleyan University (photo: R. Lee).    
FDAC FEBRUARY EVENTS
 
Virgil and Juwil Topazio Lecture:
Richard S. Field, “Cutting Remarks II: Thoughts on the Woodblocks used by Albrecht Dürer and his Contemporaries to Print their Woodcuts.”

Wednesday, February 17, 5pm at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (CFA Hall) 

(snow date February 18, 5pm)
Free
Learn More

Passion and Power, Prints and Text: German Books in the Age of Dürer
Open house in Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library 
Thursday, February 18, 12-2 pm   
 

Artful Lunch Series
Peter Mark, Professor of Art History
Wednesday, February 24, 12:10 pm

Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Learn More
JULIA RANDALL, SOLO EXHIBITION 
NIGHT AND DAY
Julia Randall: Night and Day
February 11- March 12, 2016 
Opening Reception: Thursday February 11, 6-8pm at Garvey Simon Art Access, NYC 

 
The FDAC is pleased to announce Wesleyan Fine Art Professor and FDAC Board Member Julia Randall's solo exhibition Night and Day, opening at Garvey Simon Art Access gallery in Manhattan on February 11. From Garvey Simon: "Presenting the artist’s recent exploration of Nature translated through shifting context, scale and time. A departure from her familiar hyperrealist drawings of mouths and bubbles, Randall moves from micro to macro, underscoring the vastness of time and space, and our reluctant acceptance of impermanence and the transitory. Themes of polarity, loss and longing are evident throughout this new body of work, which features installation, drawing, photography and video." Learn more.

Image: Julia Randall, Night and Day, 2016, archival inkjet print, 72 x 48 inches
BE A PART OF THE BIG DRAW: MIDDLETOWN 2016

Plans are already underway for our annual event, The Big Draw: Middletown! A community celebration of drawing in all its forms, The Big Draw: Middletown offers free art workshops for people of all skill levels and ages five and up. This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 16. Learn More. 

But we need YOUR help to make it happen again! If you are interested in being a SPONSOR or VOLUNTEER, please contact us at fdac@wesleyan.edu.

WELCOME AIDAN EARLE, APPOINTED GALLERY SUPERVISOR

We warmly welcome Aidan Earle to Wesleyan as the Gallery Supervisor of the Davison Art Center and Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts. Aidan has extensive experience as an installer and special projects coordinator at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York, as well as a freelance prop builder for television, theater and film. She has a BA from Bates College and an MFA in Sculpture from Brooklyn College.
FROM THE VAULT: 
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE DAC COLLECTION 

 
The most recent Wesleyan Magazine (2015 Issue 3) features a "From The Vault" piece by Davison Art Center curator Clare Rogan. The column explores the print Landscape with Cannon, by Albert Dürer. It would be his sixth and final etching, as Dürer would never return to this technique again. Read more.

Come see the work in person at the Passion and Power: German Prints in the Age of Dürer exhibition. Learn more.

View a high-resolution, zoomable image of Dürer's Landscape with Cannon on this print's page in the DAC Collection Search.
 
Image: Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Landscape with the Cannon, 1518, etching. Purchase funds, 1996.3.1 Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center (Photo: R. Lee).
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