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Current Exhibitions

Syrian, Palmyra, Grave stele with bust of a man, 2nd–3rd century CE, limestone. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art._x345

September 27, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Immortal Scripts

Bringing WCMA’s Assyrian holdings together with a selection of artworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, Immortal Scripts takes a close look at inscribed objects and the many messages they convey.

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Deccan, Hindol Raga, ca. 1750-1775, opaque watercolor on paper, heightened with gold. Gift of Mrs. Horace W. Frost._x345

September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Musical Garlands: Ragamala

Sixteen miniature paintings from India give visual form to a layered history. They speak across time to a musical legacy: traditional ragas, or melodies, inspired poets to take up their pens, and in turn, verse inspired visual expression.

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September 25, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Publication Studio

Publication Studio is an on-demand press that prints, binds, and publishes original works of all kinds. WCMA’s Rotunda, the site of the College’s original library, becomes its latest hub.

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Tsutaya Kichizo Hiroshige, Wild Good Hill and the Tone River (Konodai tonegawa) (from the series “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” (Fuji Sanju Rokkei)), 1858, Gift of Lloyd Mills 94.19.1

September 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014

From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha

Through close examination of the works of art assembled by Professor Scarlett Jang and WCMA curator Elizabeth Gallerani, the students in Professor Jang’s Asian Art Survey discuss a variety of topics…

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Stenciled Drawing of Two Puppies, mid-19th century. Collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding. Photo by Arthur Evans._x345

June 12, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Material Friction: Americana and American Art

Material culture from the dawn of the United States shoulders in among work from WCMA’s American art collection.

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West, Poster Design (Detail), 2001. Hall Collection, Courtesy Franz West Foundation, Vienna, (c) legal successor of the artist. _x345

June 7, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Franz West

Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully unserious, non-ideological, and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and furniture.

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Installation view. Photo by Athur Evans._x345

May 19, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Mitchell, Benglis, Wilke

Three artists approach abstraction from different angles and with varying ends.

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