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Beloit College

2008

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

November 21 – December 7
South Gallery

The annual juried student art exhibition provides a competitive venue to showcase the best artwork produced by the students of Beloit College. All students are invited to submit original artwork for consideration, and a prominent arts professional is invited to select work for the show. This year's juror was Associate Professor Laura Kina from DePaul University.

 

Palates and Palettes

An homage to food by Wisconsin artists Ralph Selensky and Joe De Maio.

Aug. 18 - Dec. 5 
Neese Gallery 
Gallery Reception: September 5, 4:30-6:30

 

The Fabric and Characters of Beloit College

An exhibition featuring antique clothing and costumes from the Beloit College costume collection. Curated by Beloit College senior Morgan Maul-Smith.

Aug. 29 - Dec. 7
North Gallery

Gallery Reception: September 5, 4:30-6:30

Women and Shakespeare

Curated by Beloit College students Elise Freed-Brown and
Naomi Salmon.

Aug. 29 - Nov. 14
South Gallery
Gallery Reception: September 5, 4:30-6:30

A Chance of Perception: Senior Art Exhibition

Main, North, South, and Courtyard Galleries

April 11 - May 11
Opening Reception: April 11, 4-6 pm

Fisher Cast Collection: A Conservation Project

Neese Gallery

January 15 - April 13


For the spring semester the Neese Gallery will be converted into a conservation laboratory. Beloit College students working under the direction of fine art conservator Anton Rajer will be conserving and restoring plaster casts from the Wright Museum's collection. Visitors to the museum are welcome to observe the work as it progresses.

April 12: Roman Holiday. Ludi Cereales: The Roman Festival of the Goddess Ceres. A celebration of ancient Mediterranean cultures at Beloit College.  Join us as we celebrate the conservation of the Fisher Collection of Greek and Roman casts.  Festivities include activities for children and adults about ancient art, architecture, women, armies, literature, history, theatre, religion and much more.  Activities throughout the day.  The public is welcome and invited.

11 am. Blessing of community pets and animals, opening ceremonies.

11 am - 6 pm. Poetry readings, clothing and costumes of the Roman, Spartan and Athenian armies (try on the armor!)  The Roman 14th Legion will be camped on the Museum grounds.

7 pm. Toga Party inside the Wright Museum.  Dress as a god, a Greek or Roman, Egyptian, even barbarians are welcome.  We will honor our project donors and introduce imperial guests and members of the staff and Roman Legion.  Senators are welcome.

The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art

Main Gallery

January 25 - March 30
Reception: January 25, 5-7 p.m.


The power of visual images in modern society is undeniable. Drawing from the permanent collections of the Wright Museum of Art of political posters and prints, Beloit College's students will curate an exhibition that explores the tension between art and politics. Questions raised by this exhibit include:  How does government propaganda harness this power to create social norms?  Conversely, how do artists use this same visual power to critique the values of dominant society?

OSAYCANYOUSEE
by Lewis Koch


North Gallery
January 18 - March 30, 2008
Reception for the artist & gallery talk: February 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.



Lewis Koch (Madison, WI, class of 1971) draws upon aspects of photography, sculpture and text with which he calls attention to the often unremarked upon elements of everyday life. In this exhibition, he presents new color work and photographic assemblage, weaving a subtle visual narrative that critiques the globalization of conflict and endless war.

Warren Miller: Culture Wars

South Gallery

January 11 - March 30


The exhibit of politically charged cartoons will display the work of Warren Miller, class of 1960. After graduating Miller went on to become a well known cartoonist, and his cartoons are frequently featured in the popular New Yorker magazine. The Wright Museum of Art holds over one hundred original drawings by Miller.  This exhibit, curated by Beloit College students, explores the social and political commentary in Miller's works.