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  • The Golden Age of Ski Resorts, Retired professor Peggy Smith explores the evolution of ski resorts in a new book October 10, 2013She presents a compelling case that ski resorts are a distinctly American type of architecture and one worthy of study. It’s just what you’d expect from Smith: to draw you into something and leave you captivated.»
  • Finding the next Picasso: Wake Forest students head to NYC for spring break art-buying trip March 11, 2013Over spring break, seven students will be visiting art galleries in New York City to select works of art for the University’s Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art.»
  • Behind the scenes ‘Of Paper’ September 12, 2012Wake Forest junior Brian Spadafora and sophomore Geoff Weber helped Italian artist Delio Gennai install his works for the opening exhibition at Hanes Gallery, “Of Paper.”»
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      Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014
      START Gallery
    • Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

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      Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 - Tuesday, May. 20, 2014
      Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
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      Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014 - Saturday, May. 3, 2014
      Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
      Studio art honors exhibition by senior studio art major Kelsey Zalimeni...
    • Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

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      Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014
      5:00 pm-7:00 pm
      Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
      Exhibition will feature artwork by Wake Forest University undergraduate student artists selected by a jury of studio art faculty. Included works often represent a variety of media including painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, photography, video, and...