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Museum Monday: Two new exhibits opening at the Wright Museum

October 23, 2011

The Beloit campus and community are invited to a fall reception marking the opening of two new exhibits at the Wright Museum of Art: American Japonisme and Good Wood.

On Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wright Museum, the campus and community are invited to meet with Angela Lowther of UW-Milwaukee, curator of American Japonisme, and Beloit College studio art students, who curated and created the works featured in Good Wood.

Light refreshments will be served.

American Japonisme: A New Perspective
Thursday, Oct. 27 – Dec. 2
North Gallery

This exhibition examines the relationship between the Far East and West, revealing the implications this contact would have on the visual arts during the time span of 1850-1930. Curated by graduate student Angela Lowther of UW-Milwaukee, the show offers a fresh look at the contributions of American artists, especially female printmakers Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum, and Bertha Jaques.


Good Wood
Thursday, Oct. 27 – Dec. 14
Neese Gallery

Under the guidance of Professor Mark Klassen, students enrolled in a studio art sculpture course explored individual concepts while learning the proper use of woodworking tools and joinery methods. As part of their coursework, students were asked to curate an exhibition of their work at the Wright Museum.   Students featured in the show include:


  •  Neal Conway’12
  •  Eleanor Daniels’13
  •  Miguel Estrella’12
  •  Erik Magnuson’12
  •  Ruby Maly’14
  •  Yetunde Olagbaju’12
  •  Winston Pennington-Flax’13