Happy Summer! The gallery may be closed, but there is still lots of activity happening behind-the-scenes at the Davison Art Center this summer. 

In June, the FDAC Board met for its annual retreat to discuss our goals for next year and beyond. The group was fortunate to be joined by Alain Munkittrick '73, an architect who served on the Wesleyan Landmarks Advisory Board for many years, and his wife Rosemary Munkittrick, a former FDAC board member and president and interior designer. The pair gave an informative presentation to the Board about the Alsop House wall paintings.

You may be interested in hearing a conversation on WESU's "River Valley Rhythms" hosted by FDAC board member Stephan Allison with guest Alain Munkittrick as part of our series on air during our 50th anniversary celebration in 2012. Listen to the episode today (conversation begins at 6:44).

Saturday, September 12 at 11am
Tour of the exhibition, Rembrandt's Changing Impressions, at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a special tour with Robert Fucci '92, curator of the exhibition, Rembrandt's Changing Impressions, which includes three etchings borrowed from the Davison Art Center. More details about tickets and the complete itinerary in a future Monthly Message, but be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event.

Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse, will open Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 pm with an opening reception and artist's talk.

The show brings together Undergarments and Armor (2002–2004) and Wax Bodies (2006–2008), two projects in which Tanya Marcuse creates haunting photographs evoking absent bodies. More information in a future Monthly Message, but for a sneak peak of this artists' work visit her website at

Tanya Marcuse (American, born 1964), Wax Bodies No. 187, 2007, pigment print. Copyright © Tanya Marcuse. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery.

As mentioned in our June Monthly Message, the Davison Art Center is busy this summer photographing more works in the collection to help make the permanent collection more accessible to students, faculty, and the wider world. To read more about this exciting project check out last month's Monthly Message.


Thursday, June 4 from 5pm-8pm on Main Street: Art Walk: Middletown including a stop at Green Street Teaching and Learning Center

John Paoletti, the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, emeritus and professor of art history, emeritus is the author of Michelangelo’s David: Florentine History and Civic Identity, published by Cambridge University Press, Feb. 2015. To learn more about this new publication visit the Wesleyan Newsletter.


Friends of the Davison Art Center Soirée
October 22, 2015
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center at the President's House for a special evening of music and art hosted by President Michael Roth and Professor Kari Weil. Enjoy an intimate piano performance of American parlor music by Professor Neely Bruce and vote on one of three works to be added to our distinguished collection. Stay tuned to our Monthly Messages for ticket information for this special benefit.

Tuesday, July 7 at 12:10pm at CFA Hall: Taking Over Space: Exploring Three-Dimensional Paintings by Marela Zacarias
Congratulations to FDAC Board Member Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and husband Associate Professor of Art Elijah Huge who welcomed baby Cassius Huge on June 22nd.
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