The Wright Museum starts the fall semester with three new exhibitions; stop by and you are guaranteed a visit that will challenge your perceptions of art, reacquaint you with old masters, and introduce you to some new ones, says James Pearson, the museum’s exhibition director and collections manager.
A reception highlighting the 2012 fall exhibits—The Prints of George Bellows, Take Care, and Representing Time—will take place Thursday (Sept. 13) from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Wright Museum of Art. Click here to add this event to your Google calendar.
The North Gallery features prints by the American artist George Bellows on loan from Beloit College President Emeritus Vic Ferrall and his wife, Linda. Bellows was an astute observer of the early 20th century and his gritty depictions of urban life, the city streets, and his distaste for war are intended to evoke an emotional response by reaching well beyond empirical record.
In the South Gallery, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century complements the first-years’ common reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This exhibit by eight women artists challenges the viewer to accept an array of consequences revolving around the expanding world of medicine. With as unusual a medium as sock monkeys, Take Care also challenges the long held standards of fine art materials.
The MUST Exhibit workshop curated and installed Representing Time in the Neese Gallery on the second floor. Nine Beloit College students were tasked with planning and exhibiting an art installation during FYI week. The students chose the works, then created the script, the mounts, labels, and designed the poster. This year’s theme Representing Time explores the human experience of time.
Finally, this fall the Hollensteiner gallery is open and exhibiting the “gems” of the art collection at the Wright Museum. From masterfully crafted works of the Renaissance (north and south), to modern prints including Picasso and Severini, to contemporary sculpture and paintings from the likes of John Colt, the Hollensteiner has everything you need to satisfy your craving for visual arts.