Zhan Wang (Chinese, b. 1962); Urban Landscape, 2003; stainless steel, garden rocks, pots, pans, eating utensils, mirror, dry ice machine. Copy Right Holder: the artist, 2006. Installation view of Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye Hayward Gallery. Photo by Stephen White. Pekin Fine Arts. x1200
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WCMA is on its way to your WALLS

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971), Margaret Bourke-White Working Atop the Chrysler Building, New York, NY: photographed by her assistant, Oscar Graubner, printed 2007, 1934. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

Maybe you’ve already heard whispers around campus about WALLS, WCMA’s new student art loan program. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are happy to report some new and exciting developments.

Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), La Creation, 1960, color lithograph. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

First off, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finished the selection process for this first iteration of the program and have a total of 90 original works of art that will comprise the WALLS collection. Thanks to the Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts and additional contributions by A. Fenner Milton ’62 these works of art were chosen by a team of students and staff. Curious to see what they selected? Want to scope out a work of art to borrow for your own dorm room wall? Then make sure you stop by WCMA February 10—15, 2014 to see the WALLS exhibition. Come back on February 16 to see if you’ll be one of the lucky students who gets to put a piece of WCMA art on your WALLS.

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752-1815), Iris, ca. 1780, woodblock print on paper. Student Art Loan Program, Gift of John S. Wadsworth, Jr.

We’re also grateful to all the students who helped us give the program a snappy name. WALLS stands for Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces. We had some great suggestions to choose from, but WALLS prevailed as the majority favorite.

Alison Saar (American, b.1956), Washtub Blues, 2000, color woodcut on unbleached Thai mulberry paper. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts_x500

Want to know more? Keep a look out for details on the WCMA website and Facebook page soon!

 

Image Credits:

Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971), Margaret Bourke-White Working Atop the Chrysler Building, New York, NY: photographed by her assistant, Oscar Graubner, printed 2007, 1934. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

Marc Chagall (Russian, 1887-1985), La Creation, 1960, color lithograph. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752-1815), Iris, ca. 1780, woodblock print on paper. Student Art Loan Program, Gift of John S. Wadsworth, Jr.

Alison Saar (American, b.1956), Washtub Blues, 2000, color woodcut on unbleached Thai mulberry paper. Student Art Loan Program, Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

 

 

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