Fall 2019 Art Dept. Events


collage of images: woman in profile made up of black ink marks; painting of two hands with black background; head shot of Nikki Greene; empty gallery space; photo of St. Peter's Basilica dome; photo of gallery exhibition
Fall event images clockwise from top left: Facts are Stubborn Things, monotype and screenprint by Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro (Print Biennial); painting by Professor Daniela Rivera (Fitchburgh Art Museum and Rappaport Prize); Professor Nikki Greene (Newhouse lecture); exhibition view of Black Spaces Matter at Boston Architetural College (Halverson Lecture); St. Peter's Basilica (Bakwin Lecture); Global Myopia at the Venice Biennial by Marco Maggi (Frank Williams Visiting Artist)


August 26 - September 29
The 2019 Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial
Jewett Art Gallery and Jewett Hallway Galleries
This biennial exhibition, run by the Boston Printmakers and hosted in 2019 by the Wellesley College Art Department, showcases artwork featuring a wide variety of print processes and techniques from over 100 artists in the US, Canada, and Cuba. This year's show was juried by Shelley Langdale, the Curator and Head of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. For more information on the exhibiton, see the Boston Printmakers page here.
Juror's Talk: Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:00 pm
Jewett Auditorium
Opening Reception: Sunday Sept. 8, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Jewett Gallery
Juror's Gallery Talk: Monday, Sept. 9, 12:40 pm
Jewett Gallery
September 21 - January 12, 2020
Daniela Rivera: Labored Landscapes (where hand meets ground)
opening reception 3:00-5:00 pm, Fitchburg Art Museum
This solo exhibition of new work by Studio Art professor Daniela Rivera features three distinct installations. Among the works on view are a number of paintings that explore the hands and bodies of miners, rendered at a scale that makes their relationship to monumental earthworks explicit. For more information on the exhibition, see the Fitchburg Art Museum page here.
Opening Reception: Saturday Sept. 21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 23
Newhouse Center Faculty Series - Nikki Greene
4:30-6:00 pm, Newhouse Center
Art History professor Nikki Greene presents her ongoing research project, "Sugar makes me cry": María Magdalena Campos-Pons and the Performance of Bittersweet Histories. Campos-Pons, a Cuban-born, Massachusetts-based contemporary artist, uses performance, video, sculpture, installation, photography, and collaborative sound works to reflect on histories of slavery, radical embodiment, and endurance. For more information, see the Newhouse Center page here.
Wednesday, October 23
Rappaport Prize Lecture - Daniela Rivera
6:30 pm, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum
Professor Daniela Rivera is the recipient of this year's Rappaport Prize, a prestigious award given to an accomplished contemporary New England artist. She will present the Rappaport Prize Lecture on October 23. For more information, see the deCordova's page here.
Monday, October 28
Bakwin Lecture - William E. Wallace
5:30-7:30 pm, Jewett Auditorium
This year's Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 lecture will be given by William E. Wallace, the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University and an internationally renowned scholar of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. For more information, see the event page here.
Tuesday, November 5
Halverson Lecture - Pamela Karimi
5:00 pm, JAC 450
Architect and architectural historian Pamela Karimi will present "Black Spaces Matter: Learning from an Abolitionist Neighborhood," a talk examining issues in the built spaces of New Bedford, MA, as the 2019 Harry Halverson Lecture on American Architecture. For more information, see the event page here.
Friday, November 8
Frank Williams Visiting Artist - Marco Maggi
12:40 pm, Collins Cinema
The Fall 2019 Frank Williams Visiting Artist, Marco Maggi, will present an artist talk on his art and practice. Maggi is a contemporary artist based in New York City and Uruguay. His work makes use of prosaic, everyday objects to invite slow contemplation and create a form of sly humor. For more information, see the event page here.


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