Join us for a mid-day reception celebrating the opening of our latest gallery exhibition, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Perspectives on Mass Criminalization. Take a break, explore the exhibit, and enjoy a Knead Doughnut.
Freedom is a Constant Struggle is on display February 18–April 14, 2022. Masks are required in the galleries regardless of vaccination status.
As we have all been required to spend concentrated time in our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic spaces have developed new contexts and significance. Through humor, tragedy, the magical and the mundane, the artists in Domestic State explore the meaning and narrative of domestic spaces and objects. Han Seok You photographs himself in the US and Korea, in an effort to define what “home” means. Manal Abu Shaheen’s series Julian follows the experiences of her brother, a Lebanese-American single father, raising his family on a Pennsylvania farm. Elizabeth Duffy’s installations and objects allude to the apparent comforts of home while revealing its contradictions. Shabnam Janessari’s saturated paintings depict spaces that empower the complex realities of Iranian female identity. In addition to work by contemporary artists, pieces from Wheaton’s Permanent Collection offer a contrast between past and present. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Manal Abu Shaheen, Maria G. Baker, Elizabeth Duffy, Shabnam Janessari, Andrew Raftery, and Han Seok You.
The Wheaton College Friends of Art and the Office of the Arts invite you to join us this Saturday, May 4, for a reception celebrating the Arts at Wheaton. Enjoy some festive treats and mingle with alumni, friends and current students. The galleries will be open for you to check out Eleven, the 2019 Senior Art Majors’ Exhibition. If you’re in the mood to make an evening of it, stick around and check out the Dance Company’s spring performance or check out the Wheatone’s Jam in the Chapel!