Thank you to everyone who came to the opening last month for our fall exhibition, "Call to Action: American Posters in World War I." We had over 70 people enjoy the reception and talk by Clare Rogan and you can still visit the gallery to see the posters up close through the end of the semester.

For more information about the current exhibition please visit the DAC's website.


William Henry Jackson (American, 1843-1942), Farnsworth Loop, Santa Catalina Island, ca. 1890, printed for the Detroit Photographic Company 1899 or later, photocrom, 7 x 9 in. Gift of Rita and David Gottlieb, 2013 (copy photo: R. J. Phil)

Learn more about this recent acquisition - one of 155 photocroms by William Henry Jackson given to Wesleyan - in our debut DAC Collection Highlight piece written by FDAC Board member Sharifa T. Lookman '17. Visit

Federal Grant Supports DAC Digital Initiative

The Davison Art Center received a $111,173 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help fund the digital photography of some of the permanent collection and help make the collection more accessible to students, faculty and the wider world. To read more about this significant federal grant read the article in the Wesleyan Newsletter here.

Register for NYC Photo Gallery Tour with Professor and Board Member Andrew Szegedy-Maszak. Coming October 11 at 11am. For more information and to register visit


Wednesday, October 15
12:10 pm

Alsop House Dining Room

Keiji Shinohara,
Artist in Residence.

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes.  Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.


Join the FDAC Board for our annual Bulb Planting Saturday November 1 (rain date November 2). Enjoy the blooming flowers at the Alsop House this spring! There will be coffee and breakfast treats. Let us know if you're coming by emailing For more information visit

*Please note the change in date since our September Monthly Message. We apologize for any inconvenience.

On Reading WWI History
through Literature

FDAC Board Member Vicky Zwelling shares her recommended WWI reading to accompany the current exhibition. Visit
Curator Clare Rogan will be teaching again this fall through the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning. This time it's all about lithography, "Painting for the People." Coming October 14, 22, 29, be sure to reserve your spot today at
Not too early to mark your calendars for this coming spring. Our fourth annual The Big Draw: Middletown will return Saturday April 25, 2015 from 1 to 4pm. Let us know if you're interested in volunteering or partnering with us! Email For more information visit:


Works by Wesleyan Artist-in-Residence Keiji Shinohara will be on view at Paris in Plantsville Gallery October 4-31 in an exhibition entitled “Whispers of the Infinite: The Art of Keiji Shinohara”. This exhibition marks the first time that Shinohara’s monotypes will be exhibited together in the United States. 

Opening Reception
Saturday October 4, 6-9pm
Paris in Plantsville Gallery
15 W Main St, Plantsville, CT 06497

For more information visit here.

 Sneak Peak 
FDAC Events November 2014

  • November 5: Our first Student Artful Lunch with senior art history major Alexa Burzinski '15
  • November 13: Roundtable Discussion: Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I with Sean McCann, Professor of English, Ronald Schatz, Professor of History, and Richard S. Slotkin, Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus
  • November 18: Opening Reception for Create and Curate: Student-Organized Exhibition curated by Addison McDowell '16 guided by Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art and FDAC board member from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center Hallway Gallery
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