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59th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition

May 28, 2016 – July 28, 2016

The Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition held at the Wright Museum of Art on the Beloit College campus is entering its 59th year. This annual juried show attracts many artists from the surrounding region, with more than thirty artists coming to Beloit to participate in the month long exhibition. 

The Urban Abyss

by artist Jesse Howard
May 28, 2016 – July 28, 2016

Solo exhibition of the winner of the 58th annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition.

Artist Statement: The African American male today is faced with centuries of myths and miss guided perceptions perpetuated by the dominant cultural that it has reached a fever pitch across the country. At times, he is a prisoner within himself and/or the neighborhood he’s trapped in, usually because of his race or circumstances; one could argue that he was dead before birth.


The Politics of Portraits
July 18, 2016 to October 16, 2016

The Nesse Gallery contains a wide range of portraits that asks patrons to consider the ideas such as authority, beauty, and mimesis. The exhibit contains a defaced portrait of Kathrine Bill Whitney painted by O.V. Shaffer. The painting hung in Whitney Residence Hall and was likely defaced as part of protests and anti-authoritarian sentiment during the 1960's.  


Hollensteiner Galley

10-19-2015 through 8-1-2016

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. Katja Grober'16 was asked to take charge of the gift. Read more about Grober's experience with Itatani's works in the Terrarium.