April is a busy month for the FDAC with lots of events coming up. Mark your calendars:
  • April 8 – Artful Lunch – Claire Grace, Assistant Professor, Art History. 12:10pm, Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room.
  • April 25 – The Big Draw: Middletown, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  • April 28 – Artful Lunch – Lucas McLaughlin ’15. 12.10pm, Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room.
  • NOTE: Robert Dannin talk, “The ‘Money Shot’ and Other 20th Century Artifacts”, CFA Hall, 5.00pm - POSTPONED. New date to be announced.
We are pleased to announce that we have once again received grant support from the Middletown Commission on the Arts as well as sponsorships from NINE area businesses for The Big Draw: Middletown. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday April 25th and join us for the 4th annual community event! More information:

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Being a member of the Friends directly supports new acquisitions to the DAC collection. Learn more about a recent example of a piece added through funds raised by the FDAC in this look at this portrait of Gertrude Stein by Carl Van Vechten written by Rebecca Wilton '15, Jim Dine Curatorial Intern. Check it out here.


Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880–1964) Gertrude Stein with Flag, 1935. Gelatin silver print. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2013. © Permission by the Van Vechten trust (copy photo: R. J. Phil).


FDAC Board Member Sharifa T. Lookman '17 writes about her recent visit to the Louvre in Paris and what she saw Looking Beyond the Mona Lisa.


Artist in Residence Keiji Shinohara has a busy calendar this year with exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations. He was featured in a recent issue of the Wesleyan Connection. See all the details on his website.

Join us on Saturday April 25 at The Big Draw: Middletown where Keiji will run one of the workshops at our free community event.

Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl

Exhibition runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Check out our post on Facebook from the show's opening.

Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14. The exhibition, Personal Recollections, highlights this fascinating gift, which includes artwork from New York in the 1980s and 1990s, and iconic news photographs from members of the Magnum Photos cooperative.

Barbara Kruger (American, born 1945), Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard), 1985, portfolio of 9 color prints. Gift of Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin in honor of Isadora Dannin '14. Copyright: Barbara Kruger. Courtesy: Mary Boone Gallery, New York. (copy photo: R.J. Phil)

Interesting piece on CBS Sunday Morning in March about an innovation that allows those unable to attend the De Young Museum in San Francisco, in person with the help of robot tour guides.
Kate TenEyck, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art Studio Technicianis leading a mural project with students at John Lyman Elementary School in Middlefield, CT. Learn more about this colorful project on the CFA Blog.
Charcoal drawings come to life in this new stop action animation video created for the Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble "The Rock and the Redemption" to premiere April 25 at 8pm at the CFA. Video by Kate TenEyck, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art Studio Technician. Watch now.

Julia Randall, associate professor of art, was one of seven Wesleyan faculty awarded tenure recently. Read more in the Wesleyan Connection.
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