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  • Cabinets for Collections: From Wunderkammern to the Athenaeum—8th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Christopher Monkhouse

    Cabinets for Collections: From Wunderkammern to the Athenaeum—8th Annual Mary L. Heuser Lecture featuring Christopher Monkhouse

    April 21, 2016
    The Wheaton Friends of Art welcome Christopher Monkhouse, Eloise W. Martin Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, for a lecture exploring the history and design of masterwork cabinets for collections. Often as fascinating as the objects they were created to contain, these cabinets reproduce the Wunderkammer—the Renaissance “wonder-room”—in miniature form, magnifying the artistic and intellectual value of their contents. Of particular interest is the Providence Athenaeum’s tour-de-force Egyptian Elephant Folio Cabinet, conceived and executed in the 1830s by John Russell Bartlett and Frederick Catherwood.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 6:00 p.m.
  • Elephants in the Room: Four South African Women Artists Address Hidden Issues

    Elephants in the Room: Four South African Women Artists Address Hidden Issues

    April 28, 2016
    South African artist and activist Sue Williamson presents a lecture about South Africa's emerging and mid-career women artists, with an emphasis on how each engages with a particular social problem.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.

Past 2015-2016 Events

  • Photography and Democracy: Artist Talk by Cedric Nunn

    Photography and Democracy: Artist Talk by Cedric Nunn

    September 23, 2015
    Cedric Nunn began to take photographs professionally in the early 1980s in South Africa and is well known for images taken during the struggle period under Apartheid rule and from the transition to democracy in the 1990s. He has exhibited extensively in South Africa and Europe, and in 2012 David Krut Projects presented Call and Response, a travelling retrospective of photographs and Nunn’s first solo exhibition in New York. His latest series of photographs focusing on South Africa’s 100 Years War is currently on display in the Beard Gallery. Nunn's lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Haas Concourse.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 7:00 p.m.
  • From Stolen Art to Selling Art: Contemporary Challenges in Museum Ethics

    From Stolen Art to Selling Art: Contemporary Challenges in Museum Ethics

    October 1, 2015
    Join anthropologist Sally Yerkovich and intellectual property lawyer Heather Hope Kuruvilla for a lecture and discussion on ethical and legal issues facing museums in the 21st century.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.
  • Voice of an Artist—Yuko Shimizu

    Voice of an Artist—Yuko Shimizu

    October 20, 2015
    Shimizu speaks about her career as an illustrator, including taking you backstage to show you her step-by-step process of creating an illustration (sometimes with lots of sweat and tears). She will also share her top 10 tips for creatives learned throughout her career.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.
  • Registering the Queer Past: Activist Pedagogy and Public History

    Registering the Queer Past: Activist Pedagogy and Public History

    November 2, 2015
    Professor Kelly Ball presents a workshop and lecture for students and faculty focused on the Queer History Project—an initiative that she undertook in response to the National Register of Historic Places’ initiative to increase the number of historical sites dedicated to LGBT history.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts, 5:00 p.m.

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