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Green Romanticism: Nature and the Nonhuman

February 3, 2017 to March 23, 2017

The Nesse Gallery currently contains a student-curated exhibit for Green Romanticism. Culled from the Wright Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents views of the English countryside during the nineteenth century. Designed for an interdisciplinary English and Environmental Studies course, this exhibit explores evolving Romantic concepts of nature, the non-human, ecology, and landscape. What did the Romantics mean by 'nature,' and how has their worldview influenced environmental thinking today?

Fearful Asymmetries by Laura Davis

February 20, 2017 to March 26, 2017 

The Wright Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Laura Davis as this year’s Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence. Laura is a Chicago-based artist, whose work examines the intersection of craft, design, and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context through sculpture, drawing, and installation.