Engineered Perspectives Exhibition Opens at SUArt
The SUArt Galleries is pleased to present “Engineered Perspectives: Railroad Culture in the Modern World,” opening Dec. 1 and on view until Jan. 22, 2012. The exhibition will present over 30 works from the Syracuse University Art Galleries, as well as selected works from the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University.
“Engineered Perspectives: Railroad Culture in the Modern World” examines how depictions of the railroad transformed our perception of the railroad industry. Whether the purpose of an artistic work was to entertain the viewer, to provide cultural commentary, or to call attention to the railroad’s impact on the economic climate, each one inevitably had an effect on the way the audience viewed and understood the railroad in modern society.
In partnership with the Syracuse University Art Galleries and the Special Collections Research Center, the students enrolled in the Advanced Curatorship course in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies have worked together to thematically demonstrate visual testimonies to the railroad’s reign over the industrialized world.
Contact Person: Emily Dittman, SUArt Galleries, 443-4097