Posts Tagged ‘ Visual Arts ’

Watteau and Jullienne: Early Modern Art and Patronage at the Wallace Collection

June 29, 2011

This year London has been the host of a remarkable trio of exhibitions, each accompanied by catalogs, talks, and workshops, dedicated to the 18th century French artist Antoine Watteau. Running from March 12th to June 5th, the double exhibition of the Wallace Collection, titled Esprit et Vérité: Watteau and His Circle, featured a selection...

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Andrea Fraser: Boxed Set

March 12, 2010

Andrea Fraser’s series of five filmed performance pieces from 1989 to 2001, Museum Highlights, May I Help You?, Welcome to the Wadsworth, Inaugural Speech, and Official Welcome, draw together linguistic and institutional systems under the same rubric. Using language appropriated from art reviews and journals, catalogs and artists’ statements Fraser critiques both the gallery/museum...

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The Salon: A Night at the Signet

February 24, 2010
The Salon: A Night at the Signet

Pedestrians walking by the Signet Society building last Saturday night might have paused briefly as they glimpsed a neon green glow seeping out through the windows.  Perhaps images of time portals and supernatural phenomena might have even flitted through their minds; the event that took place that night, however, was an evening devoted to...

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The Glass Menagerie: A Glass Half-Full

February 24, 2010
The Glass Menagerie: A Glass Half-Full

For many, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is more of a title than a living, breathing piece of American theater. The play is better known for its ubiquitous inclusion in high-school English syllabi than its performance history. Thus, it is our good fortune to have Megan O’Keefe’s (‘11) fine production currently running in the...

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