Art and Appetite Topic of DAC’s Exhibit

Clare Rogan, director of the Davison Art Center, leads a gallery talk Sept. 16 on the new exhibit “Art and Appetite.”

This exhibition of more than 40 prints and photographs from the Davison Art Center collection explores the depiction of food and drink across five centuries.

The gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. It’s organized in conjunction with Wesleyan’s campus-wide exploration, Feet to the Fire: Feast or Famine. Art and Appetite will close Dec. 12.

The exhibit includes Kathe Kollwitz’s work, which protested starvation among the working classes in Germany; pop artist Claes Oldenburg painting, which monumentalized modern fast food with “Flying Pizza;” and Dieter Roth’s artwork, that contains cheese as a printing material in his “Small Landscape.” (Photos by Emily Brackman '11)