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Art of the Month Club: Suzanne Silitch

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When I see Twilight Toil, 1943 by American artist Allen Lewis, I think of all those who have come before me to prepare the soil for planting. This elegant woodcut evokes the cool evening air of April, as a jacket-clad farmer walks behind his plow horse, readying his fields under the sliver of a waning April moon.

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Overheard in the Galleries

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Frederick William MacMonnies, Study of a Stamdomg Male Nude, ca. 1880s. Charcoal and conte crayon on paper. Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon.

“I’m 103 and I knew and lived by Frederick W. MacMonnies many years ago.”

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WALLS Round Up Part 3: Overheard in Student Rooms

Ninety students have now spent three months living with an artwork from the WALLS collection. Here at WCMA, we’re really interested in the knowledge and experiences generated during these semester-long loans. We checked in with students to find out what interesting comments they’ve overheard in response to their artworks: as we wrap up the inaugural semester of WALLS, we thought we would share a few.

Artist not known, Himalayas from Kashmir, 1870s

Charlotte Fleming ’15

“That makes sense. It…

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Happy National Photo Week!

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May 5, 1984: “Photography, the prime visual recorder of human events, preserves memories, emotion, and sentiment for virtually all Americans…

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WALLS Interview #3

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Sam Steakley with his WALLS Artwork. Pia Fries (b. 1955), Rake, 2007. Color soap ground and spit bite aquatints with photogravure and roulette. Museum Purchase, Fulkerson Fund for Leadership in the Arts.

Well, I was one of the crazy people. I was the third person in the line, behind the people in a tent.

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WALLS Round Up Part 2: “Tweeting” the Experience

We checked in with students to ask them to reflect and sum up their WALLS experience in a “tweet.” Here’s a roundup of some of their responses.

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A Conversation with Darsie Alexander

Curatorial Practice Today

A Conversation with Darsie Alexander on meeting the challenges of contemporary museum practice, and the implications for future arts leaders.

April 16, 2014

 

 

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WALLS Interview #2

Student: Emily Dugdale, Class of 2014.
Majors: Political Science and International Studies (Concentration)

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Hopper at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Currently on view at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, WCMA’s own Morning in a City by Edward Hopper makes an appearance in these two new videos.

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WALLS Interview #1

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How did you select your artwork? I went to the exhibit beforehand and looked at the catalog, thinking that I wanted something… “stuffier”—one of the more well known, formal pieces like…

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