Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg von Peschke

We’ve spent the past few days installing Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg von Peschke: reconfiguring walls, painting the gallery, producing labels, and beginning to unwrap, check, and place the artworks.

Brian Wallace, Curator/Academic Liason for Art and Artifacts working with Kostis Kourelis, Exhibition Curator and Steve Tucker, Exhibition Designer

This morning, our guest curator Kostis Kourelis took a break from working with designer Steve Tucker and curator Brian Wallace to reflect on the experience of seeing years of research take the form of an exhibition.
Kourelis noted the advantages accruing to him, as a scholar, arising from the opportunity he has had to view Peschke’s artwork in this new context, just a few short weeks after the exhibition, presented in a different arrangement, closed at Franklin & Marshall College. “Links between the works—thematic, narrative, and formal connections—are so clearly articulated in the exhibition that new subjects—the cultural role of architecture, for example—have presented themselves to me as important topics for future research.”
Kourelis also made mention of the way in which the exhibition links the history and culture of Bryn Mawr to artistic, intellectual, and political developments in the world. Peschke’s connection with Bryn Mawr archaeologists, so well documented in the exhibition, is a kind of scaffolding onto which current students can bring together their knowledge of college and world.

Exhibition Designer Steve Tucker Installing Text

Alix Smith: States of Union

ON VIEW NOW

Please be sure to stop by to see the six works by New York artist Alix Smith in Carpenter Library (B Level).

Alix will give a public lecture on her recent photographic series States of Union in Carpenter 21 on March 15 at 4pm.

Support for this program comes from the Center for Visual Culture, The Pensby Center, the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the Student Art Club.

 

Win a 2GB Thumb Drive

The first Bryn Mawr College student to email the correct answer to the following questions to mweldon@brynmawr.edu will win a thumb drive.

Tell me the title, artist, and creation date for the object in the art and artifacts collection with the number X.205

Upcoming Exhibitions Update

We are moving quickly toward the opening of several new exhibitions in Canaday Library: here’s a quick update.
Today we took delivery of the 60-plus artworks for Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg von Peschke, which opens in the 1st floor Canaday gallery on March 19 and will be celebrated with a curator’s lecture (4:30pm, Carpenter 21) and public reception (5:30-7:30pm, gallery) on March 21.  Georg von Peschke was part of an important circle of modernist artists and intellectuals (including Bryn Mawr faculty and students), painting with Greek and European artists and working closely with American and European archaeologists in pre-World War II Greece. This exhibition gathers Peschke’s work together for the first time since his death in 1959 and is a timely opportunity to reexamine his work and review the international cultural cross-currents that his career and life embodied. (A second lecture in conjunction with this exhibition will be presented on April 5 at 4:30pm).

We are also working with the Student Art Club on Empowerment: A Martyr Exhibition, scheduled to open in the 2nd floor Canaday gallery on March 16 with a reception from 5-7pm.

Also, please note the upcoming exhibition of six works by New York artist Alix Smith in Carpenter Library: Alix will present a talk on her recent photographic series States of Union in Carpenter 21 on March 15 at 4pm.

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Alix Smith public lecture, Thu Mar 15, 4pm, Carpenter 21; support for this program comes from the Center for Visual Culture, The Pensby Center, the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the Student Art Club.

Empowerment: A Martyr Art Exhibition, opening reception Fri Mar 16, 5-7pm (remarks at 6pm), Eva Jane Romaine Coombe ’52 Special Collections Suite, 2nd Floor, Canaday Library. The exhibition, conceived, organized, and selected by the Student Art Club, will be on view through April.

Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg von Peschke.
March 19–May 27, 2012
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Monday–Saturday 1 pm–4:30 pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
5:30 pm

Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library

Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor of Art History, Franklin & Marshall College and Curator of “Colors of Greece”

“Georg von Peschke: The Archaeology of Greek Life”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

4:30 pm

Carpenter Library B21

 

Artemis Leontis, Associate Professor of Modern Greek, University of Michigan

“Greek Dress and the Embodied Archaeology of Eva Palmer Sikelianos”

Thursday, April 5, 2012

4:30 pm

Carpenter Library B21

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Departments of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, and the Gender and Sexuality Program.

 

During the past two weeks students taking Intro to Classical Archaeology with Prof. Donohue have been learning how to examine objects from the archaeology collection as part of a class assignment.

Archaeological Textile Studies Course at Bryn Mawr College

Join us for the CIPS Archaeological Textile Course this summer at Bryn Mawr College The course centers on the tools and techniques employed in the analysis of archaeological textile materials of ancient Peru and introduce students to the archaeology of the Andes.

Students will learn to identify, analyze and document the features of ancient textiles (fiber, spin and ply structure, weave structure, iconography, and various other techniques) by examining archaeological textiles from various sites in Peru from the impressive Bryn Mawr collections, and by learning how to spin and weave the Andean way. The course includes lectures on the art and archaeology of pre-Columbian Andean cultures, guest lectures by archaeologists and fiber artists, and field trips to local museums.
This course is suited to art and archaeology students, museum professionals and textile enthusiasts of any age.
Date: June 3rd-8th (one week)
Course Fees: $1200 for residential students, $750 for day students
Cost includes lodging on Bryn Mawr’s campus (double occupancy) for residential students, all meals (group meals and lunch for day students), workbook and course supplies, and transportation and museum admission for all excursions. Cost does not include transportation to and from Bryn Mawr, meals taken away from the group, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, or insurance.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Tiballi at cipstextiles@gmail.com

Double Take: Selected Views from the Photography Collection at Bryn Mawr College, 1860s-Present opens to rave reviews by attendees.