Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Student Union Building: Room 62/63
The Student Art Alliance and Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents a public lecture and book signing by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. This program will highlight the museum's exhibition, CAMPSITE.
CAMPSITE is a group exhibition made up of artists who engage in a spirit of play and who create artworks that are in touch with the seriousness of playful exploration. The exhibition draws inspiration from the traditions and aesthetics associated with the region’s rich history of summer camps. From sleepaway camps for kids to pleasure palace resorts for adults, these sites conjure up the promise of new adventures, diversions, libidinal pursuits, and unfettered experimentation. Historically, this experience spans race, class and culture. Summer camp can be an escape, a state of mind, or a metaphor by which to confront emotional longings and dislocations of contemporary life. The exhibition will run from June 18–November 13, 2016, in the Dorsky Museum’s Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery.