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Museum Mondays: a preview of the Wright’s spring exhibits

January 27, 2014 at 7:48 am

Mark your calendars and keep an eye on your inbox: the spring exhibit calendar at the Wright Museum of Art has something for everyone.

  • The Wright Museum’s recently conserved Andrew Wyant’s paintings are now on display in the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery. His two paintings will be featured in a lecture by Adrienne Bell, professor at Marymount Manhattan College, at this year’s Wanda Hollensteiner Conservation Lecture taking place Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • The Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery also has a number of other works on display, including a newly acquired Andy Warhol portrait of Queen Elizabeth, and a selection of “Hoffman-esque” furniture.   
  • Beloit College students Brandon Diop and Athi Selvendran are curating an exhibition titled New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down in the South Gallery, opening very soon; keep your eye out for the announcement of the opening reception.  
  • Kids from the Merrill Community Center and the Boys & Girls Club will be exploring our galleries in the upcoming weeks.The Wright Museum of Art is partnering with Doodles to bring neighborhood kids to the Wright Museum’s exhibition After/Words curated by Francesca Abbate, the 2013 George S. Parker faculty curator and her creative writing class.  After/Words explores the tensions between word and image and runs until next Monday, Feb. 3.
  • Studio art faculty Scott Espeseth, Mark Klassen, George Williams, and Meredith Root will be exhibiting their new work in the exhibit Unconditioned Space. Their show will open on Friday, Feb. 14 in the north gallery.  The faculty will be speaking about their work in a joint gallery talk on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m.

In addition to these openings and events, the Wright Museum is planning an exhibition on famine in Ukraine, coordinated and curated by Amanda Lawnicki’14; the Artletics exhibition, featuring the artwork of Beloit College student athletes will be on display in late March; the senior showing of graduating studio art majors will be up in late April; and there is talk of a student-curated performance art show this semester.

Check the master calendar, sign up for our e-mail list, or like us on Facebook to stay informed on all the happenings at the Wright this semester.

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Above, Molly O’Brien’14 and Peter Nattinger’15 installing the upcoming exhibit in the Neese Gallery.