ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
Explore contemporary art with Joel Tauber in 9 different cities in Europe this summer! Find out more about this exciting opportunity here: EuroTour, ART 199: International Studies in Art >>
Casa Artom, Wake Forest’s residential study center on Venice’s Grand Canal, became a gathering place for artists, curators, collectors and art critics during the opening of La Biennale di Venezia this summer. Students and alumni had the opportunity to discuss works of art with key members of the international art community at an event organized more »
In a Ferris Bueller moment, Greg Murr’s post graduate plans took a turn. This 1993 graduate in studio art headed to Albuquerque, N.M., for graduate school, which propelled him on a course to Italy, New York City and Germany. This spring, Murr is returning to Wake Forest to teach printmaking classes in the art department more »
When Anderson Williams came to Wake Forest, he wanted to play baseball. By the time he graduated with honors in 1999, he was an artist. It was an unexpected turn.
When Jessica Vogel (’08) enrolled at Wake Forest in 2004 her plan was to pursue a career in anthropology. But as often happens with plans, hers changed when she received a Presidential Scholarship in art.
“I am confident that the opportunity to experience these interactions firsthand instilled within me an insatiable curiosity about the art market — one that has informed and inspired me over the past two years as manager of the START Gallery and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.”
I started at Wake Forest as a pre-med student, fully intending to become a doctor. After three years of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, I decided to take a sculpture class at the recommendation of one of my friends. David Finn’s sculpture class changed my life! By the end of that class a fire had been ignited inside of me.
“As a professor of art history, I still look back to the faculty at Wake Forest as exemplary models of teaching and mentoring. They inspired me with the love of learning and the confidence to pursue art history as an undergraduate and beyond.”
A short walk through Benson is a journey through fifty years of contemporary art, made possible by a unique educational experience. Every four years since 1963, students, accompanied by faculty mentors, have gone to New York City to purchase art for the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art — thought to be the only university art collection in the country developed by students.