(re) collection


(re) collection
, June 16–September 7, 2011
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Sheila Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design

Curated by Silvia Rocciolo, Eric Stark, and John Wanzel

Welcome to a virtual tour of (re) collection, an exhibition that used The New Art Collection to explore the relationship between art collections and their institutions. This exhibition offered insight into the daily lives of objects, the role of institutional memory in a dynamic university setting and at its deepest level asks what it means to be an institutional art collection at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The exhibit showcased newly acquired work, exposed works rarely seen due to fragility, scale or subject matter, and featured the recently restored mural Ecuadorian Festival, by Camilo Egas, commissioned by The New School in the early 1930s.

Special thanks to Dr. Michele Greet, Associate Professor of Art History,
George Mason University

Photographs by Martin Seck
Graphic Design by Manuel Miranda

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