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Written by Jim Dine Curatorial Intern Rebecca Wilton ’15 Gertrude Stein liked Wesleyan men best—or so she stated in Everybody’s Autobiography, published in 1937, two years after her visit to Wesleyan University in January of 1935. Stein’s lecture tour of 1934–35 was her first trip to America in almost 30 years, and her audience was as fascinated […]

Written by DAC Jim Dine Intern Rebecca Wilton ’15 Giovanni Battista Piranesi is known for his prolific work documenting the landscape of Rome – both his contemporary city of the 1700s and its storied ruins from antiquity. The Davison Art Center already has many examples of the detailed etchings and engravings that reveal his talent […]

Contributed by FDAC Board Member Sharifa T. Lookman ’17 One of the most important things I have learned as an art history major is that reproductions of artwork, whether in books or online, will never capture even a fraction of an artwork’s identity. A reproduction can’t convey the physicality of an object, especially its size, […]

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