The opening reception for Wonder Tales: The Imprint of Child’s Play will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at The College […]
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The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) began as a small gallery in the 1930s to support the educational programs of the College. Since then, the museum has grown in space, collections, and mission, bringing diverse, high-quality exhibitions to The College of Wooster and to the community at large.
Nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists that have exhibited at the CWAM include: Ann Hamilton, William Kentridge, David Shrigley, Lorna Simpson, Jim Campbell, Laylah Ali, Marcel Dzama, Hiraki Sawa, Shirin Neshat, David Nash, Willie Cole, Kara Walker, Yoko Ono, and Roxy Paine.The College of Wooster Art Museum presents artworks by nationally and internationally recognized artists, curated in traveling exhibitions or by museum staff, as well as course-integrated projects with college faculty and students.
The museum’s permanent collections feature works from antiquity to the present, with strengths in 19th and 20th century works on paper and African art.
Admission to the CWAM is always FREE, and all exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
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As an integral part of The College of Wooster, the primary mission of The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) is to support and enhance the College’s goals of teaching, research, service, and global engagement through exhibitions, scholarship, and collection preservation.
The CWAM acts as a catalyst for creative engagement between students, staff, and faculty by promoting campus-wide collaborations and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Guided gallery tours, collection use in the classroom, and course-embedded exhibition projects encourage the development of critical thinking and visual literacy through both experiential and object-based learning.
Wooster’s first “museum” was a natural history museum located in Old Main, which burned to the ground in 1901 (now the site of Kauke Hall). Kliment Halsband Architects, New York, was commissioned to renovate the Severance Art Building (now Ebert Art Center) in 1997. As part of that renovation, the first permanent home for the CWAM was built on the north side of the building facing the quad.
Opened in 1997, Ebert Art Center houses the Department of Art and Art History and the CWAM. The CWAM’s two galleries, the Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery, are located on the first floor on the north side of Ebert Art Center.
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