Faculty Collects

Above: Key Collection via Roddy MacInness,Victorian Vibrator Collection via Sarah Gjertson.

Faculty Collects
April 1 – April 25, 2010

Faculty Collects and Master Watercolors from the Jan Perry Mayer Collectionare on display through April 5 in the North and South galleries. Faculty Collects brings together 16 unique collections from SAAH and other DU faculty and staff. Objects range from music posters to postcards, ceramics to popsicle sticks, toys to art. Through its contents, the exhibition examines the collected items and the motivations for collecting them, invoking questions such as:

  • Do collections inform art making or provide a source for research?
  • Does a collection function as an investment or as a treasured number of souvenirs?
  • What is the most satisfying aspect of collecting?
  • How does collecting catalyze the work of an artist or researcher?

Read a DU Today review of the show

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