The Art Department is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students through theory and practice, in the classroom and in the studio, all in the context of a liberal arts institution and a thriving intellectual community. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of art, each year the department produces a season of exhibits, installations, and shows that explore the complexities of the human experience and engages the hearts and minds of a growing audience. Visit the Van Every/Smith Galleries website and Facebook for additional information about upcoming art exhibitions and events.
Masha Vlasova, Squishy Lenin
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Lenin Lives explores the afterlife of one of the most enduring and spectacular personality cults of modern history—the worship of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov-Lenin (1870-1924). This exhibition displays the metaphoric potential of Lenin’s public image today by probing the tension between the Revolution’s promise of a better world and the trauma wreaked in the process of fulfilling this promise.
Vann Every Gallery
Film: Good Bye Lenin! dir. Wolfgang Becker (2003)
September 27 • 7:30 p.m. • Semans Auditorium
Art on Campus: El Lissitzky: Victory Over the Sun
September 6 - December 8 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Spencer Lobby, Chambers Building
Revolution on Display: Soviet Propaganda Posters
In conjunction with Lenin Lives in the Van Every Gallery, Revolution on Display: Soviet Propaganda Posters displays a variety of 20th century propaganda posters. Works are primarily on loan from the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College.