Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes
August 15, 2016 to October 2, 2016
- Gallery Talk: September 13, 2016 at 12:30pm
On loan from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, this exhibit includes 42 works by Rembrandt, some of which are known forgeries.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art, created etchings on a wide range of subjects— from incisive representations of scriptures to studies of street life. His prints possess comedy as well as sober social commentary and have influenced innumerable later printmakers. But how can one be sure that a Rembrandt is truly or wholly by Rembrandt? This exhibition examines the problem of authenticating Rembrandt’s etchings. The exhibition includes first state pulls from the artist’s lifetime and restrike prints from the17th to the 20th centuries. This exhibit is made possible through the support of George S. Parker II, and will be on view from August 15 to October 2 in the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery.
America: The Myth, The Legend
August 15, 2016 to October 10, 2016
The creation of the American identity is a history riddled with inclusion and exclusion, righteous aspirations, and local naiveté. As a new country that was viewed by Europeans as having no history, American art of the 18th through early 20th centuries reveals a nation seeking to establish an uniquely American identity through symbolism, mythology and a national mission of manifest destiny.
Beloit College Triennial Faculty Exhibit
October 20, 2016 to February 7, 2017
Every three years Beloit College faculty come together to exhibit a selection of their most recent artworks. This year’s exhibit will showcase the work of Beloit College Studio Art Faculty Scott Espeseth, Mark Klassen, Meredeth Root, and George Williams.
Stuart Ginsberg Family Artist-in-Residence Program
February 20, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Biannually the Department of Art and Art History host the Ginsberg artist-in-residence. In collaboration with the Department of Art, the Wright Museum will be showing the work of this year’s Ginsberg artist-in-residence, Laura Davis, a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Davis holds a MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.lauraanndavis.com
60th Annual of Beloit and Vicinity
In the Spring of 2017 Beloit and Vicinity turns 60! We need your help to make one of Southern Wisconsin’s longest running art contests the biggest yet!