In Geoff Gehman’s “2007 year in review” summary he lists the exhibitions On Ice (“A sense-surrounding smorgasbord of mini-glaciers and pinballing pellets that crystallized ice as a chamber for nothing and everything.”) and A Son and His Adoptive Father (“A quirky biography of the profound friendship between the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington and America…”) among his six favorite exhibitions of 2007. He also selected Amour d’Armor “This contemporary companion to Knights in Shining Armor [at the Allentown Art Museum] featured a shark suit of silver metal mesh, a plague robe of Japanese rice paper, and other practical, wacky safety objects for an increasingly unsafe age.” as one of his six favorite ideas in 2007. (The Morning Call, Go Guide, Dec. 27, 2007)
Photographs from Joan Jeanrenaud’s 2001 Ice Cello performance were used on the cover and index page of Oakland Magazine, Oct. 2007.
A view of Stacy Levy’s Lafayette installation Blue Lake (2005) was featured on the cover of Sculpture magazine, Dec. 2006.
Art Collection Updates
William Walcutt’s 1857 painting, Pulling Down the Statue of George III at Bowling Green, is reproduced in David McCullogh’s 1776: The Illustrated Edition, published in 2007.
Walcutt’s painting also is reproduced on the cover of Christian G. Fritz’s American Sovereigns: The People and America’s Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Lafayette has been selected by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (in 2008) as one of 183 college and university art museums across the United States to receive a gift of original Warhol art. Lafayette will receive approximately 100 original Polaroid pictures and 50 black and white prints selected by Jenny Moore, curator of the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The program hopes that the gift will enable a wide range of people from communities across the country to view and study this relatively unknown area of Warhol’s work. By placing the Warhol works into the College’s permanent collection, the gift enriches the breadth and depth of Lafayette’s holdings.