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Upcoming Exhibitions

Mark your calendars for the Wright Museum's 2019/2020 Gallery Schedule:


Heaven Ren Earth: The Yellow River of China
August 20—November 9, 2019
Hollensteiner Gallery

As part of a LIASE grant, Beloit College faculty Joy Beckman, Sue Swanson and Daniel Youd, together with Beloit College students will be curating an exhibition on China's Yellow River.  Through historic and contemporary photos, as well as geographic maps and charts, this exhibition will explore how scientific and artistic representations of the Yellow River shape our attempts to understand it.


The American Palette: Painting Colonies from Old Lyme to Brown County
August 20—November 9, 2019
North Gallery

On view in the North Gallery is a selection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century American landscapes from the Wright Museum's permanent collection that will be featured in the upcoming publication Wright Museum Collects Series. Artists include William Merrit Chase, Francis J. Murphy, Theodore Robinson, Ella Condie Lamb, Robert Spencer, Ada and Adolph Shulz, and many more.


Bertha E. Jaques: Making a Strong Impression
August 20—November 9, 2019
Neese Gallery

Bertha Evelyn Jaques played a critical role in the history of American printmaking. She was the inspiration and driving force behind the founding of the Chicago Society of Etchers, which became a model for subsequent printmakers societies. Jaques also identified and fostered talented printmakers such as Helen Hyde, Eileen Soper, and James Swann. Drawing on the Wright Museum's print collection, this exhibition highlights Jaques' devotion to the intaglio process and patronage of emerging printmakers.


COMPARE: The Power of Borrowing and Lending
November 26—December 21, 2019
Parker Faculty Exhibition, Jingjing Lou, Associate Professor

Curated by students in EDYS 276: East Asian Education, Culture, and Society, this exhibition interrogates objects from the Wright Museum's permanent collection that reflect how Asian and Western Societies borrow from and lend to each other as a result of comparison.


On the Basis of Patterns
November 19—December 21, 2019
Neese Gallery

On the Basis of Patterns is a solo exhibition of intricate line drawings by Megan Scheffer '10. The exhibition includes two ongoing projects that visually abstract the clinical and subjective language within the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). A Reductionistic Anachronism V2 is a series of connecting ink drawings on paper that push an obsession that is both mental and physical, into a format that is never-ending. The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication, a series of large-scale drawings on paper, demonstrate the shift in defined mental disorders from the first publication of the DSM to the current version (DSM-V). Each line has a number that can be followed, labelling it the same way that each disorder is labelled with a signifying number. Scheffer's methodical drawings investigate, question, and attempt to translate systems and definitions of mental health.