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  • Goya's Ingenious Arrangements: Imagined Worlds—7th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Stephanie Loeb Stepanek ’65

    Goya's Ingenious Arrangements: Imagined Worlds—7th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Stephanie Loeb Stepanek ’65

    December 1, 2014
    Stepanek is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as a former student of the late Professor Heuser. She is the co-curator and originator of a new exhibition opening at the MFA on October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder, it will be the largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century. The exhibition explores the fertile territory between order and disorder to consider Goya’s output from noble portraits to the chaos of war and the mayhem of the bull ring and will include several works that have never been shown in public and/or in the United States.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:30 p.m.

Past 2014-2015 Events

  • How I Leveraged a Great Career from a Fine Arts Degree featuring David Mayo

    How I Leveraged a Great Career from a Fine Arts Degree featuring David Mayo

    September 23, 2014
    It has been said that fine or liberal arts curricula should include training in the art of eloquently asking, “Would you like fries with that?” Career-oriented students (and parents) often consider these areas of study optional or even “recreational.” David Mayo would argue that allowing yourself to pursue knowledge in the abstract is both fulfilling and valuable. There are always risks when following your heart in your choice of study, but there are always career options for those who apply the most important aspect of their education—creativity. Mayo will be speaking about his personal journey after earning his bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture—and, no, he has never uttered the phrase “Would you like fries with that” professionally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m.
  • Clenét Verdi-Rose’s Sand Castles

    Clenét Verdi-Rose’s Sand Castles

    October 6, 2014
    Wheaton Alum Clenét Verdi-Rose ’04 will screen his award-winning film Sand Castles. Q&A to follow.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m.
  • The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions

    The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions

    October 7, 2014
    Renowned international Goya scholar, Janis Tomlinson, presents The Changing Image of Goya: Recent Discoveries and New Questions as the first of a series of events heralding the opening of the first major North American exhibition on the Spanish painter in twenty-five years, opening at the MFA October 12th. Entitled Goya: Order and Disorder and co-curated by renowned Goya scholar and Wheaton alum, Stephanie Stepanek '65, this exhibition's catalogue includes numerous essays by Dr. Tomlinson. As Director of University Museums at the University of Delaware and previously Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs at the National Academy of Sciences (1999-2003), Dr. Tomlinson not only comes to us with an expertise on "all things Goya" but also with a broad range of knowledge in the museum field.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m.
  • Art, Politics, and the Environment in Zina Saro-Wiwa's Port Harcourt Project

    Art, Politics, and the Environment in Zina Saro-Wiwa's Port Harcourt Project

    November 6, 2014
    featuring Amy Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum

    Since 2013, artist and filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa has been in residence in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, making films, a video installation, photography, sculpture, and organizing work in social practice. The Port Harcourt Project recuperates art as a means for political and environmentalist engagement in the oil-polluted Niger Delta, the artist’s native region. The completion of the work is timed to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the death of the artist’s father, the late writer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995).
    This talk will report on the work in progress and raise questions around Saro-Wiwa’s unique approach to art practice in the Niger Delta....
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m.
  • Voice of an Artist—Marshall Rose

    Voice of an Artist—Marshall Rose

    November 17, 2014
    Cinematographer Marshall Rose will screen samples of his film, television, and online work, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, and discuss the art and business of motion picture photography.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5 p.m.

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