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The College of Wooster Art Museum will be CLOSED through December 2020.

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SPRING 2021

January 26-March 28, 2021

Turmoil and Activism: Selections from the CWAM Permanent Collection
Sussel Gallery

2020 will go down in history as a devastating year that included a raging pandemic, political unrest, and global demonstrations. While artists are currently writing the visual record of 2020, Turmoil and Activism looks back at how artists responded to the wars, changing environment, and racial/identity issues of their era. Artists represented in the exhibition include George Grosz, Francisco Jose Goya y Lucientes, Hung Liu, Kiki Smith, David Nash, Elizabeth Catlett, Lorna Simpson, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Francis Bacon, and Andy Warhol.

Exhibiting Africa Research Lab 
Burton D. Morgan Gallery

In this iteration of the gallery as a research lab, African materials from the CWAM's Permanent Collection will be changed out every two weeks in support of the Spring 2021 Exhibiting Africa course taught by Kara Morrow, Associate Professor of Art History. 

April 16-29, 2021

2021 Studio Art Senior Independent Study Group Exhibition
Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery

FALL 2021

October 12-December 12, 2021

Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections
Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery

Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them, and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, this exhibition brings together artists whose works open up a critique of material culture, iconography, and political ecologies. The works shed light on myths, simulations, fake currencies, war games, and the slow violence of systematic racism that historically underpin collecting practices. 

Artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Maria Thereza Alves, François Bucher, Giuseppe Campuzano, Alia Farid, Sofia de Grenade, Laura Huertas Millán, Ulrik López, Carlos Motta, Erkan Öznur, David Peña Lopera, Claudia Peña Salinas, Michael Rakowitz, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Reyes Santiago Rojas, Daniel R. Small, and Felipe Steinberg.

Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections is a traveling exhibition curated by David Ayala-Alfonso and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). It is the result of a new series of programs, pioneered with the support of the Hartfield Foundation, aimed at providing opportunities to alumni of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive as they move through the stages of their career, and reflecting ICI’s commitment to fostering and championing new curatorial voices who will shape the future of the field. Never Spoken Again is made possible with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. Additional support for Erkan Öznur’s participation is provided by SAHA.