What’s Old is Contemporary


Jan 13 2012 - Aug 19 2012

What’s Old is Contemporary:
Selections from the Permanent Art Collection

The Devos Art Museum’s permanent art collection has numerous examples of artworks that are inspired by history in multiple ways. This exhibition presents an eclectic selection of work that explores the dialogue contemporary art engages in with history. Using sub categories of media, process, and content, the exhibitions shows how this dialogue plays out in visual culture. Featuring work in a range of media including painting, illustration, photography, sculpture, metals, ceramics, and animation and from a range of time periods from Pre-Columbian pottery to a recent production of an Eero Saarinen Tulip chair. From April 26 – August 19, a mini-exhibition of early 1900’s travel photography taken by Marquette’s Longyear family during a trip to Europe, will be on display. This marks the beginning of an ongoing research project into the collection and will be co-curated by DeVos Art Museum interns.