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Students Select: Working as Curators

Bruce McColl, "Spring Blooms" currently on view at Saint Anselm College's Chapel Art CenterStudents Select: Working as Curators
Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection
An exhibition curated entirely by Saint Anselm students
Jan. 24 - Feb. 22, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 - 8 p.m.

The Chapel Art Center presents Students Select, an exhibition of works from the college's permanent collection curated entirely by Saint Anselm students.

The works on view will be commented on by a curatorial team of 14 students with varied academic disciplines. The team is lead by sophomore fine arts major Mary Pat Devine, senior history major and spring 2014 curatorial and exhibitions intern Justin Eckilson, and sophomore history major and fall 2013 curatorial and exhibitions intern Sabrina Fahy.

A working exhibit, the first two weeks will be devoted to observation, reflection, research, and writing. The student team will produce extended label text to accompany the artworks on display in the gallery.

An interactive gallery talk, to be held following the completion of the exhibit labels, will allow the student curatorial team to provide insight into their thought process and promote discussion about the artworks, the nature of curatorial work, and their thoughts on writing about art.

Students Select is the first student-led exhibition at the Chapel Art Center. It offers students the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the curatorial writing process, while also showcasing several significant works from the Chapel Art Center's permanent collection. It will be available Jan. 24 - Feb. 22.

Also on view is Influence and Significance, with additional works from the permanent collection.