Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Exhibit of Inuit works re-thinks the presentation of Native American art, curated by students in special course on the subject, December 4, 2013-February 2, 2014

Decolonizing the Exhibition: Contemporary Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Edward J. Guarino The exhibit will be the culmination of a current course taught by English and Native American Studies professor Molly McGlennen, which is examining alternative approaches to the study and presentation of Indigenous art via a set of important contemporary Inuit works from the Guarino collection. Collection will be a student-curated exhibit from December 4, 2013 through February 2, 2014 the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.


Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013, focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal tale

Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints is the first exhibition outside Japan focused on prints inspired by Japan’s seminal eleventh-century tale, which continues to influence everything from paintings, prints, short stories, plays, and operas, to movies, symphonies, manga, video games, and anime. This exhibition of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century works will be at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center September 20-December 15, 2013.


Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection will be shown at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, July 12-September 8, 2013

“Pictures of Nothing” will trace the evolution and development of abstract art from nine decades of the twentieth century, through close to fifty artworks in such media as painting, sculpture, photography, and prints. The exhibition divides the art into three sections -- focusing on gesture, geometry, and pattern -- in order to highlight the different formal characteristics among these groups of works.

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