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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Painting discovered to be work of master; can you tell which it is?

October 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

While assessing the collection of oil paintings of the Wright Museum, professional conservator David Marquis from the Midwest Art Conservation Center had a serious case of déjà vu. In the span of four days, over 180 paintings were presented to Marquis and his colleague for condition evaluations, but when presented with the piece Rest on the Flight to Egypt, Marquis needed a moment. He asked for the history of the work and to whom it was attributed.

Marquis had seen this work before. As Marquis knows, with paintings of this time period it is common to see similar themes, compositions, iconography, or techniques especially when master painters form a “school” and take on apprentices.

The Wright attributed this work to Van Oosten, who was a student of Paul Brill. But as Marquis inspected the work more closely he became certain that this work showed the hand of the teacher. After conferring with the curator of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and referencing several show catalogs, Marquis felt confident enough to claim that the technique, distribution of icons, and even the medium (oil paint on a copper plate) were all indicative of Paul Brill.

Marquis concedes that the work may be a collaborative effort between Brill and Rottenhammer, Brill’s finest student. The Wright Museum of Art’s Rest on the Flight to Egypt, as it is turning out, may actually be a Paul Brill, instead of the School of Paul Brill.

Can you tell which is the work of Paul Brill?

Painting A:

MM 101512 

Painting B:

MM 101512 2


Answers: A is Brill, B is Van Oosten.