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Africa Today: The Politics of Belonging, Memory and Statehood

Parker Faculty Curator: Rachel Ellett
11-30-2015 through 3-1-2016

November 30, 2015
- Opening Reception 12:00pm
- Lecture 12:30pm

Listening in on the Everyday: Popular Music in Congo-Kinshasa
John Nimis
, Assistant Professor of of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, will discuss the study of popular culture as a way in to social and political questions "on the ground" in places where weak states and weak economies are an obstacle to more conventional research.

Political Science Professor Rachel Ellett and her class have selected images from underrepresented groups from South Africa. The Exhibit will include work from Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Grinnell College, the Chazen Museum, a number of the works belonged to a portfolio titled Cross Cultural Identities, assembled by University of Wisconsin-Madison professor John Hitchcock, and much more.

Graciously supported by the George S. Parker II endowed fund.

To find out more and to see example images, please see the Terrarium Article about this exciting exhibit.

Graciously supported by the George S. Parker II endowed fund.


Hollensteiner Galley
10-19-2015 through 4-1-2016

The Hollensteiner Gallery is set. Come see beautiful selections from our permanent collection that include a piece, recently conserved by Barry Bauman'69: a painting by Wynants titled, "Country Road."

You will also be able to see Guerrero's "Composition #2" and "Composition #3" that traveled to Spain last year to be part of the Centro Jose Guerrero and two other locations in Madrid and Barcelona. They have now returned and will be exhibited in Hollensteiner Gallery. You can read more about their trip in the Terrarium.

Lastly, the gallery will also showcase the Hollensteiner Conservation pieces by Rembrandt, Durer, Henrik Martin Mayer, Alexander Wyant, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. If you would like to read up on these conserved works, you can visit our website and download essays by prominent scholars.

Michiko Itatani. Michiko Itatani gifted several large works to the Wright Museum in summer of 2014, including the two pictured. Kata Grober'16 was asked to take charge of the gift. Read more about Grober's experience with Itatani's works in the Terrarium.