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An adventurous day of installation here at the Bell Gallery, filled with pink fiberglass and heavy machinery. Dave Cole: American Lullaby opens May 9th.


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On November 19th renowned painter Glenn Brown will be joining us to talk about his practice. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with the exhibition SHE: picturing women at the turn of the 21st century. The lecture takes place at 5:30 pm in List Auditorium. A reception will follow.

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Glenn Brown, Filth, 2004
Oil on panel, 52 3/8″ x 37″ x 1 1/8″
Private collection
© Glenn Brown, Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery

On November 21 sculptor Orly Genger, known for her whimsical yet powerful public installations will be on Campus to discuss her latest public project, YOU, created specifically for Brown University’s front campus. The discussion takes place at 5:30 pm in List Auditorium. A reception and viewing will follow.

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Orly Genger, YOU, 2014
Recycled lobster rope and paint, 230′ long

Finally, the internationally acclaimed artist Glenn Ligon will give this year’s Gund Presidential Lecture on November 25th at 5:00 pm in Martinos Auditorium. Ligon was recently the subject of a widely praised mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

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Glenn Ligon, Untitled (America), 2008
Neon, 24 x 168 inches

The David Winton Bell Gallery and Bluestockings Magazine are teaming up this fall to put together a special edition zine of student responses to the Bell Gallery’s current exhibition, SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century. Students are encouraged to submit visuals, poetry, short fiction, and essays (under 1000 words) in response to pieces in the exhibit. Please send your original work—in the form of high-resolution images or Word documents—to reya_sehgal@brown.edu by November 28th. Bluestockings and the Bell Gallery will be co-hosting a zine release party in Brown University’s List Art Center on the evening of December 11th. We look forward to seeing your work!

– Reya Sehgal, Curatorial Assistant

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