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Department of Art and Design

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The Tate Lindahl Collection

August 29 - October 13, 2022
University Art Gallery
 
 

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery will honor the late Tate Lindahl with an exhibition of the Tate Lindahl Collection. The Tate Lindahl Collection will be on display August 29 through October 13, 2022. 

Lindahl came to Western in 1967 as part of a team charged with design and implementation of computer use for administrative purposes, as well as for research and instruction. During his 23 years in academic computing at WIU, Lindahl authored three textbooks and co-authored a fourth on computer programming, and was instrumental in the evolution of computer use by faculty and students. He retired in 1990. 

Lindahl and his wife, Sharon, have been avid supporters of the performing arts and other initiatives at WIU, and in 2011, the Lindahls arranged for a bequest in Tate's estate plans to assist in the maintenance of the Center for Performing Arts on the Macomb campus. 

A longtime supporter of the arts at Western, Lindahl began his tradition of generosity by giving artwork to the University in the early 1980s. Five Rembrandt prints were gifts from Lindahl. He has also contributed works by Georges Rouault, Gatja Rothe, and Francisco Goya. This Exhibition will feature those works donated to the University as well as works from his private collection.

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Phyllis Bramson - Fairytale Trails and Other Fables

September 27 – October 28, 2022

Reception: Tuesday, October 4, 4:30-6:00 pm

A reception for the artist will be held Tuesday, October 4 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The artist will speak about their work at 5:00 pm.

Phyllis Bramson has been a key voice of her generation that deals with figuration in Chicago. A long-time professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who since retiring, has been advising graduate students at the School of the Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited in key exhibitions and surveys at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution, and Corcoran Gallery of Art, among many institutions. She has had more than forty solo shows at venues such as  the New Museum, New York; Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Boulder Art Museum; University of West Virginia Museum, A survey exhibition at the Renaissance Society, the Chicago Cultural Center’s main gallery; and numerous galleries. A recipient of three National Endowments, a Senior Fulbright Scholar, Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, Artadia: the fund for Art and Dialog Jury Award,  Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and selected as one of the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awardees for 2014.  Bramson most recently curated: What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978 - 1998, at the Elmhurst Art Museum.  The exhibition and catalog were meant to give work after the Hairy Who and Imagism, a different perspective and also the acknowledgement of “Post Imagism”.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Talent Grant and Tuition Waiver Exhibition

November 15 - December 9, 2022

Reception: Tuesday, November 29, 4:30-6:00 pm

Department of Art and Design

Art and Design First Wednesday Art workshops

FIRST WEDNESDAY'S ARE BACK!

FALL 2022 DATES

OCTOBER 5

NOVEMBER 2

SPRING 2023 DATES

FEBRUARY 1

MARCH 1

APRIL 5

7:00 - 9:00 PM
GARWOOD HALL, THE HEATING PLANT ANNEX &
THE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY