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  • Liliya Zalevskaya's Dead Man Portraying Uncertain Meaning

    Contemporary artist Liliya Zalevskaya's Dead Man Portraying Uncertain Meaning is on view at the Lenin Lives Exhibition. Porcelain, paper and wood, 2016.

  • Lenin

    Photograph of Vladimir Ilych Ulyanov (Lenin) from The April Theses (2017) by Davide Monteleone. Part of the Lenin Lives Exhibition.

  • Painting by Dread Scott: Lenin, Boy and World

    Painting by artist Dread Scott who makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. Part of the Lenin Lives Exhibition. Acrylic and Xerox transfer on canvas, 2011.

Art

The Art Department is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students through theory and practice, in the classroom and in the studio, all in the context of a liberal arts institution and a thriving intellectual community. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of art, each year the department produces a season of exhibits, installations, and shows that explore the complexities of the human experience and engages the hearts and minds of a growing audience. Visit the Van Every/Smith Galleries website and Facebook for additional information about upcoming art exhibitions and events.

Upcoming Exhibitions 2017-18

Artwork from the Lenin Lives Collection: Lenin Isn't For Sale by Victoria Lomasko
Victoria Lomasko, Lenin Isn't For Sale

Artwork from the Lenin Lives Collection: Squishy Lenin by Masha Vlasova

Masha Vlasova, Squishy Lenin

Lenin Lives

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Lenin Lives explores the afterlife of one of the most enduring and spectacular personality cults of modern history—the worship of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov-Lenin (1870-1924). This exhibition displays the metaphoric potential of Lenin’s public image today by probing the tension between the Revolution’s promise of a better world and the trauma wreaked in the process of fulfilling this promise.

Vann Every Gallery
On View:
August 17 - October 8, 2017
Panel Discussion:
August 31, 6 p.m. • Semans Lecture Hall
Reception:
August 31, 7-8:30 p.m.

Related Events

Film: Good Bye Lenin! dir. Wolfgang Becker (2003)

September 27 • 7:30 p.m. • Semans Auditorium
Introduction and post-film discussion led by Professor of German Studies and Coordinator for Film and Media Studies Maggie McCarthy.

Art on Campus: El Lissitzky: Victory Over the Sun

September 6 - December 8 • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Spencer Lobby, Chambers Building
Lithographs on loan from Nancy Greystone and Jerry Pomerantz.

Soviet Propaganda Poster

Revolution on Display: Soviet Propaganda Posters

In conjunction with Lenin Lives in the Van Every Gallery, Revolution on Display: Soviet Propaganda Posters displays a variety of 20th century propaganda posters. Works are primarily on loan from the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College.

Smith Gallery
On View:
August 17 - October 6, 2017
Panel Discussion:
August 31, 6 p.m. • Semans Lecture Hall
Reception:
August 31, 7-8:30 p.m.