Students from the spring 2015 course HUM 598/ENG 547/ ART 569 “Drawing and the Line in Literature and the Visual Arts,” taught by Susan Stewart and Eve Aschheim, present Marks, Breaks, and Twists: Visual Art and Poetry on the Line, an exhibition in the Guggenheim Gallery at Whitman College on the University Campus. Throughout the semester, the class studied the creation and meaning of the line in visual art, poetry, and a handful of philosophical texts and examined the reversible processes of representation and abstraction. They also considered the mimetic and inventive powers of ekphrasis and art writing, using primary works from the Princeton University Art Museum as visual examples.

Their work is on display from April 30 through May 21, with an opening reception on Tuesday, May 5 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A poetry reading will be held at 3:30 p.m. as part of the reception. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Presented By

  • Council of the Humanities
  • Department of English