4/09/2009

Student Curates Exhibit of Lockspeiser Works

  • Kaitlin Dunn '09  

When Kaitlin Dunn ’09 discovered a pair of 4-foot-by-6-foot canvases stored away in the College’s permanent collection two years ago, she wondered about its artist, Eleanor Lockspeiser.

When Dunn began researching the large diptych in the collection, records showed only a title, The Procession.

An exhibition of Lockspeiser’s work, curated by Dunn, from the Phillips Museum of Art’s collection will be on display in the Sally Mather Gibson Curriculum Gallery in the Phillips Museum from April 9 to May 16.

There will be a reception and gallery talk on Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“When I first saw The Procession, the color impressed me, suggesting an intimacy with the medium that is difficult to achieve. Her work has a sense of independence,” said Dunn, who spent a semester researching The Procession as part of an independent study. Dunn has a double major in art history and business, organizations and society.

The exhibition features 12 paintings, three of which are gifts to the College from Lockspeiser’s son, Paul Weinstein ’53. The exhibit is the culmination of Dunn’s senior honors thesis on Lockspeiser.

“I hope that people come away from the exhibit with a calmness from her use of color, an enjoyment of her playfulness and her energy.”

Read more about the exhibition in this article that appeared recently in the Lancaster Sunday News.

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