Professor Elizabeth Childs and graduate students from the Department of Art History and Archaeology gather around Meg Galindo (MA/PhD student) and Max Valsamas (PhD student), the co-curators of this summer’s installment of the Teaching Gallery at the Kemper Art Museum. Meg and Max delivered a gallery talk on May 12, 2016 to discuss the larger themes of their show Battle of Ideal vs. Real: The Figure in Nineteenth-Century Art. The exhibition characterizes the nineteenth century as a transformative period in the arts, because artists increasingly experimented with alternative ways of representing the human body while questioning established conventions. The Teaching Gallery exhibition is on display until July 31, 2016 in conjunction with the course Introduction to Western Art, Architecture, and Designed offered at Washington University in summer 2016.
May 24, 2016