Past Exhibits

Walls That Speak

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 5:00pm Pac McLaurin
University Gallery

Several years ago while working with a church-sponsored youth camp in western North Carolina, I visited one of the service sites where the kids were volunteering. The walls of the house were decorated with drawings and cutouts from magazines and catalogs. I had the good fortune to meet the two brothers, both in their sixties, who lived there and who created these artworks.

Undrabörn / Extraordinary Child

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 9:00am to Friday, January 8, 2010 - 5:00pm Mary Ellen Mark
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

This exhibit first opened at the National Museum of Iceland as part of its mission to emphasize the diverse facets of Icelandic history and society.

The Collector: Joseph Mitchell's Quotidian Quest

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 5:00pm Steve Featherstone
Kreps Gallery

Joseph Mitchell (1908–1996), a staff writer for The New Yorker for almost sixty years, became famous for his captivating, carefully constructed stories about ordinary people, who, in his hands, came alive on the page in all of their human complexity. His keen interest in his subjects led him to explore the physical world they inhabited.