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Celebrating Kenyon's Bicentennial: Works from the Collections of Kenyon Alumni

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Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Free Admission

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The Gund programs and exhibitions are made possible, in part, by The Gund Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.

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In celebration of Kenyon College's 200th anniversary, The Gund is proud to present an exhibition featuring a distinguished selection of artworks from the collections of our esteemed alumni. This curated selection introduces new voices and perspectives, enriching our understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art.

With this selection, The Gund aims to expand the ways in which we learn from art and artists. This exhibition honors our alumni's contributions to our robust curricular programs developed to engage our community of learners with art. The curricular engagement program at The Gund empowers faculty and students in all academic departments to deeply explore course topics and issues through challenging dialogue focused on modern and contemporary art. Through assignments tailored to enrich the content of each course, we create opportunities that promote and fuel the advancement of visual literacy, critical thinking, and invite dynamic conversations among peers and instructors. As a teaching museum, we are committed to offering students direct experiences with art and artists of exceptional merit, both emerging and established, so that students may gain new perspectives that inspire rigorous intellectual and creative investment in their studies. Through our work with faculty, students, artists, and colleagues in the museum world, we aim to foster an ethos that is both welcoming and intellectually courageous, inviting dialogue, curiosity, and critical thinking.

This exhibition is a celebration but also an introduction to the upcoming curricular connections and interdisciplinary learning that will take place in our space during the upcoming Fall semester. Through these artworks, we will invite the Kenyon community to explore new artistic narratives and dialogues. The exhibition underscores the dynamic relationship between art and education, highlighting the impact of high-impact learning. Through the generosity of our alumni and donors, we are able to enhance teaching in the museum, ensuring that Kenyon students learn from artists of exceptional merit.

We hope this celebration of creativity and scholarship inspires future generations of artists and scholars. Join us in commemorating two centuries of excellence and innovation in teaching at Kenyon College.

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Naudline Pierre, "Find What You Need," 2022, acrylic, ink, and chalk pastel on paper. Collection of Renee '75 and Stewart Peck '74.