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.


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.