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November

Artist Talk: Laylah Ali
Artist Talk: Laylah Ali
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Black Pulp! exhibition artist Laylah Ali is best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful allegorical figures, including her long running "Greenheads Series" and her newest work "The Acephalous Series."
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries [CANCELED]
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries [CANCELED]
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
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Panel Discussion: Life After Communism
Panel Discussion: Life After Communism
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
A discussion of the social and political changes in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, presented in conjunction with the Davison Art Center exhibition Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions.
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October

Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS
Opening Reception: UP IN ARMS
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
UP IN ARMS is a multi-media group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.
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Artful Lunch Series: Rob Lancefield [CANCELED]
Artful Lunch Series: Rob Lancefield [CANCELED]
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Rob Lancefield, Manager of Museum Information Services and Registrar of Collections, Davison Art Center, discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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September

Film Screening: Black Dynamite
Film Screening: Black Dynamite
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
A free screening of Black Dynamite (2009). Presented in association with the exhibition Black Pulp! in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
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At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
At the Border of Truth: Photographing the New East
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky will give an artist's lecture focusing on her series of photographic and video projects.
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Film Screening: Cotton Comes to Harlem
Film Screening: Cotton Comes to Harlem
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
A free screening of Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) with an introduction by Professor of Film Studies Scott Higgins. Presented in association with the exhibition Black Pulp! in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
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Opening and Gallery Talk: Jiaqi Maria Ma - ( BEIJING l 北京 )
Opening and Gallery Talk: Jiaqi Maria Ma - ( BEIJING l 北京 )
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Professor of Art Tula Telfair for exhibition of paintings by Jiaqi Maria Ma '17; celebrating the start of the 30th anniversary season of the College of East Asian Studies.
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Opening Reception: Black Pulp!
Opening Reception: Black Pulp!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The Black Pulp! exhibition examines the evolving perspectives of black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016.
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Three in 30: Black Pulp!
Three in 30: Black Pulp!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Three in 30 gallery tour brings three Wesleyan faculty members into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the Black Pulp! exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.
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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Sasha Rudensky—Acts and Illusions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky's photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era.
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May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2017's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program.
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April

Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 4
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 4
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Lucia Salwen, Lily Homer, Sonya Torres, Alison Lam, and Kaitlin Chan in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 3
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 3
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dylan Beckman, Harrison Carter, Elinor Case-Pethica, and Caren Ye in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Esther Rodriguez Camara
Artful Lunch Series: Esther Rodriguez Camara
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Romance Languages and Literatures graduate student Esther Rodriguez Camara talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 2
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 2
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Maria Ma, Sarah Prickett, Silas Newman, Lydia Tonkonow, and Cameron Arkin in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00am
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 1
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week 1
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Kai Blatt, Hadley Feingold, Tessa Houstoun, Max Levine, and Zander Porter in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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March

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Converging to a Center
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Converging to a Center
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and gallery talk with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan about the Converging to a Center exhibition.
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Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins
Artful Lunch Series: Rhea Higgins
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Rhea Higgins. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
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February

Artful Lunch Series: Sharifa Lookman '17
Artful Lunch Series: Sharifa Lookman '17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Sharifa Lookman '17. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy conversation following the talk.
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IN STEREO Week Three: Dance Duet
IN STEREO Week Three: Dance Duet
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
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Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Changing Visions
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Changing Visions
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Davison Art Center

Opening reception and gallery talk by Curator Clare Rogan about the exhibition Changing Visions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs During the Weimar Republic and After.

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IN STEREO Week Two: Wesleyan Student Poets
IN STEREO Week Two: Wesleyan Student Poets
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
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Stereoscopic Vision Exhibition Walkthrough led by Clarissa Tossin
Stereoscopic Vision Exhibition Walkthrough led by Clarissa Tossin
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A gallery walkthrough of the exhibition Stereoscopic Vision by the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin. This is her first solo exhibition in the Northeast.
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IN STEREO Week One: Classical and Jazz Duets
IN STEREO Week One: Classical and Jazz Duets
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
IN STEREO pairs Wesleyan artists in music, poetry and dance in a series of pop-up performances that are related to or inspired by Clarissa Tossin’s work.
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Opening: The Old Northern Capital—Beijing
Opening: The Old Northern Capital—Beijing
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and gallery talk with curator Lucia Wang about this new exhibition featuring prints from hand-tinted color lantern slides.
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January

Opening Reception—Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision
Opening Reception—Clarissa Tossin: Stereoscopic Vision
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Opening reception for Clarissa Tossin's first solo exhibition in the Northeast, Stereoscopic Vision.

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2016

November

Artful Lunch Series: Julia Randall
Artful Lunch Series: Julia Randall
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Associate Professor of Art Julia Randall about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Tour of New York City Grolier Club Exhibit and Print Fair
Tour of New York City Grolier Club Exhibit and Print Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:15am
New York City
Visit the distinctive galleries of the Grolier Club and the International Fine Print Dealer Association Print Fair in New York City.
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Opening Reception: FLYING CARPETS—new paintings by David Schorr
Opening Reception: FLYING CARPETS—new paintings by David Schorr
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Professor of Art David Schorr explores the conviction of childhood imagination, remembering the pleasure of playing with toys on his grandmother’s oriental carpets.
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October

Artful Lunch Series: Michael Meere
Artful Lunch Series: Michael Meere
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a presentation by Wesleyan University’s Assistant Professor of French Michael Meere about his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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September

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: William Earle Williams—A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: William Earle Williams—A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
William Earle Williams traces the overlooked histories of African Americans through 60 plus photographs, plus historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts.
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Opening Reception: here is new york—a democracy of photographs
Opening Reception: here is new york—a democracy of photographs
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Marking the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, this exhibition is the first time that the photographs from here is new york have been exhibited in Connecticut.
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In Conversation: Charles Traub and Michael S. Roth
In Conversation: Charles Traub and Michael S. Roth
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth ’78 talks with artist Charles Traub, Chair of the M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, about the here is new york project.
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May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2016's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program
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April

Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History present their talks.
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The Big Draw: Middletown
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm
Davison Art Center
This fifth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Three
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Sophie Becker, Casey Herrick, Samantha Ho, Gla, and Zach Scheinfeld in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Melissa Katz
Artful Lunch Series: Melissa Katz
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History Melissa Katz talks about her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City's photograph galleries.
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March

Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week Two
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Milo Farley, Molly Grund, Nathan Harris, Caroline MacNeille, and Evan Ortiz in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Philip Trager: Photographing Ina
Philip Trager: Photographing Ina
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Opening reception and conversation with Philip Trager '56 about his new series of images, his first in color photography.
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Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception: Week One
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of the seniors Rebecca Brand, Rachel FoxAddison McDowell, and Elissa Palmer in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History.
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Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition, on display from Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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February

China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
China's Youth: Another Cultural Revolution
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
"We Chat" exhibition Guest Curator Barbara Pollack moderates a panel discussion about issues facing the post-Mao generation in China.
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Artful Lunch Series: Peter Mark
Artful Lunch Series: Peter Mark
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Professor of Art History Peter Mark discusses his favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Richard S. Field: Cutting Remarks II
Richard S. Field: Cutting Remarks II
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (former CFA Hall)
Richard S. Field describes the intricacies and problems of the cutting techniques used in the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Opening Reception: Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Dürer
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
View German prints from the Davison Art Center collection selected by students in the Museum Studies course taught by Curator Clare Rogan.
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Opening Reception: Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence
Opening Reception: Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center
Opening and Gallery Talk with Curator Patrick Dowdey about the work of prominent Korean digital artists Youngho Kim and Jisong Lee.
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January

Opening Reception: We Chat—A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
Opening Reception: We Chat—A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by ten young artists that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.
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2015

December

Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Todd Reynolds: Still Life with Microphone
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Hall

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Violinist Todd Reynolds performs music written for him by R. Luke DuBois, Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and David Lang

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November

Hard Data Redux
Hard Data Redux
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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R. Luke DuBois presents a generative composition for musicians that uses data sets and real-time information as the basis for its score

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In Conversation with Reid Farrington
In Conversation with Reid Farrington
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
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New media artist, theater director, and designer Reid Farrington in conversation with composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois
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October

Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Artful Lunch Series: Terttu Uibopuu
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
Terttu Uibopuu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, discusses her favorite work in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

Click here to view the full album on flickr.

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Eiko Otake A Body in Places
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3:00pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House 301 High Street, Middletown

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Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Dance and East Asian Studies, presents a series of intimate performances as part of her solo project A Body in Places.
Seats available - please see Center for the Arts staff at the door of the venue.

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Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Nirvana: Carbon Inks, Burning Forests, and the Buddhist Endgame
Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 4:30pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Ian Boyden '95 discusses how his long-term exploration of the material and ecology of a forest fire took an unexpected philosophical turn when he presented his work to a Chinese audience.

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September

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Tripod Complex
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center
Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state
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Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Opening Reception: Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center
The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.
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Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Artist Talk: Tanya Marcuse
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall

The exhibition Phantom Bodies features haunting photographs by Tanya Marcuse evoking absent bodies in the U.S., England, Florence, and Vienna.

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Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Opening Reception: R. Luke DuBois - In Real Time
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois creates maps, scores, and videos that use real-time data flows and media footage to raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use.
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Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Artist Talk: R. Luke DuBois
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois discusses In Real Time, the first major gallery presentation of his work.

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Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Tour of Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions Exhibition
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00am
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
Tour the Columbia University exhibition Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions with curator Robert Fucci ’92, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Opening Reception: Memory and Harbinger Exhibition by Kathi Packer
Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00pm
Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown
Opening reception for exhibition of paintings by Kathi Packer of wildlife that she photographed while in Africa.
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May

Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Reception: Thesis Art Exhibition
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair.
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Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Artist Talk: A Body in Fukushima
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00am
CFA Hall
Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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April

Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Artful Lunch Series: Lucas McLaughlin
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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The Big Draw: Middletown
The Big Draw: Middletown
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00pm
Fayerweather Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, and Davison Art Center
This fourth annual community event invites everyone to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.
Full Description
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Senior Talks in the History of Art
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:30pm
41 Wyllys, Room 112
Seniors in the Art History Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History will present their talks: Alexa Burzinski, Brandon Eng, Rachel Pei Hirsch, Samuel Usdan, and Gavriella Wolf.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Four
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Dandara Catete, Katherine DuSarah EsocoffSarah Koppelkam, and Virgil B/G Taylor in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Photographs of Civilization
Photographs of Civilization
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 106
Mark Steinmetz '82 will discuss "Photographs of Civilization" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Three
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Serena Berry, Stephen MacNeille, Isaac Pollan, Madeleine Chabot, Adrian Nugent-Head, and Miles Cornwall in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Artful Lunch Series: Claire Grace
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk.
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Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series: Vincent Debiais
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 112
Vincent Debiais will discuss "The Surveyor Angel: Writing and Images in the Cloister of the Abbey of Moissac" as part of the Silipo Art and Art History Lecture Series.
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Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Exhibition Reboot and Gallery Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm
College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston will talk about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

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The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
The Universal Flute: Old and New Music for the Shakuhachi
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:00pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies

Asian Cutural Council Senior Advisor Ralph Samuelson MA ’71 performs traditional music on shakuhachi (Japanese flute), with a special performance by dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake.

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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week Two
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
View the talents of seniors Joseph Strella, Genna DeGroot, Gabe Gordon, Nicole Dalessandro, and Hailey Sowden in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.
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March

The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
The Long Way "Home": Art, Change, and Imagination
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
An artist talk by Sundus Abdul Hadi about re-claiming identity, overcoming struggle, and using art as a vehicle for social change.
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Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Opening Reception: Personal Recollections - Gifts from Robert Dannin and Jolie Stahl
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Inspired by anthropological theories of gift-giving, Jolie Stahl and Robert Dannin recently donated a collection of 69 prints, photographs, and multiples to the Davison Art Center in honor of their daughter, Isadora Dannin ’14.
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Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Reception: Senior Thesis Exhibition - Week One
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

View the talents of seniors Luca Ameri, Raphael A. Leitz, Dat Vu, and Derrick Qi Wang in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History.

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Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition will run from Saturday, March 7 through Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

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February

Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Artist Panel: Picture/Thing
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
A panel discussion about the Picture/Thing exhibition featuring artists Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, and Letha Wilson; and the curators Sasha Rudensky and Jeffrey Schiff.

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Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Artful Lunch Series: Laurie Nussdorfer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Professor of History and Letters Laurie Nussdorfer as she shares her favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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A Body in a Library
A Body in a Library
Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:00pm
Olin Library Lobby, 252 Church Street
A Body in Places is dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake’s first solo project, which incorporates both performative and non-performative elements, and includes the photography exhibition A Body in Fukushima.
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3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 4:30pm
Seminar Room, Mansfield Freeman Center, College of East Asian Studies
A lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.
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Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Artist Lecture: Rachel Harrison '89
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
"Putty in the Blister," a lecture by Rachel Harrison '89, one of the ten artists featured in the Picture/Thing exhibition.
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Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Artist Talk with Eiko Otake and William Johnston
Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Artist talk with dancer/choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer William Johnston about their collaboration for the exhibition A Body in Fukushima. Following the talk will be a walking tour of the three galleries, with a reception in each location.
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January

Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Opening Reception: Picture/Thing
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery
Picture/Thing presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison '89, Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. Curated by Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky and Professor of Art Jeffrey Schiff.
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Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tour of the Exhibition Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:30am
Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for a tour with one of the curators of Goya: Order and Disorder at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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2014

November

Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Artist Talk: Ghada Amer
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:15pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Lounge, 300 High Street
Egyptian artist Ghada Amer will discuss how her paintings explore female desire and its representation(s) using female figures sewn onto canvas and partially hidden behind threads and paint.
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Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Opening Reception: Create and Curate—Student-Organized Exhibition
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center, Hallway Gallery
The Friends of the Davison Art Center coordinate the second student-curated exhibition of work created by current students.
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Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00pm
CFA Hall
Roundtable discussion with Professor of English Sean McCann, Professor of History Ronald Schatz, and Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus Richard S. Slotkin.
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Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Eiko Otake: Nakedness
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:30pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Room
Visiting Artist in Dance and the College of East Asian Studies Eiko Otake will give a lecture, titled “Nakedness,” during which she will discuss physical, metaphorical, and metaphysical nakedness, and explore what it means for an artist to be naked.
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October

Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Painting for the People: Lithography in France in the 19th Century
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:00pm
Davison Art Center, Print Reference Library
Join the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Friends of the Davison Art Center for Painting for the People, a short course on French lithographs in the 19th century.
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Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Artful Lunch Series: Keiji Shinohara
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
Davison Art Center, Alsop House Dining Room
One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join Artist in Residence Keiji Shinohara as he shares his favorite works in the Davison Art Center collection.
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Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Tour of New York City Photograph Galleries
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00am
New York City
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center on an exciting tour of New York City’s photograph galleries.
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September

Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Panel Discussion: The Science of A World of Dreams
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 4:30pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
“The Science of A World of Dreams” will include panelists Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies Barry Chernoff, John Monroe Van Vleck Professor of Astronomy William Herbst, Professor of Computer Science James Lipton, and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science Johan Varekamp, and as moderator, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Ishita Mukerji.
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Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Artist Talk: Tula Telfair
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Hall
Tula Telfair shares her private vision of the beauty and majesty of the natural world.
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Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Gallery Talk: Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight—Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Photographers Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker sensitively portray captive animals in an evocative exhibition that asks viewers to reflect on our complicated relationships with other animals.
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Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Opening Reception: A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
The exhibition includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate.
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Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Civil Rights Activism and Wesleyan
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00pm
Special Collections and Archives, Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street
An exhibition featuring historic Civil Rights-era Wesleyan materials, documents, and photographs.
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Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Opening Reception: Call to Action— American Posters in World War I
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
Davison Art Center
Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, the exhibition includes more than 30 American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, and others.
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Opening Reception: Not of This World
Opening Reception: Not of This World
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia's religion and folklore in this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from Wesleyan's College of East Asian Studies.
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A World of Arts in the Heart of Connecticut