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Lowe Art Gallery presents ‘Curators’ Choice: Not Your Grandmother’s Attic’ beginning Dec. 9
Syracuse University’s Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery will present “Curator’s Choice: Not Your Grandmother’s Attic” Dec. 9, 2005-Jan.29, 2006. The gallery will host a closing reception Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Shaffer Galleria. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.
Students in this year’s Advanced Curatorship course departed from the norm and chose works outside of an overall theme. The criterion for a work’s inclusion was that they justify the reason it belonged. Objects historically important, artistically imaginative or emotionally evocative were all offered for consideration, and their merits were debated in lively discussions. Students tackled questions in developing the exhibition including: What is art? Why does it matter? And how will we ever fill the gallery?
Students explored the vast collections of the Genet Gallery, Light Work and the University Art Collection to discover objects deserving of a closer look. The result is an exhibition that ponders, promotes and unifies art across all forms. “Curator’s Choice: Not Your Grandmother’s Attic” is an eclectic exhibition, a celebration of distinct forms, styles and statements within art and design.
The Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery is located in the Shaffer Art Building and is universally accessible. Exhibitions are free and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon-8 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday and during major religious and national holidays. For visits during the University’s winter break, please call ahead. For more information, call (315) 443-3127.