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Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Class of '63 obviously ROCKED

Every four years since 1963, a small group of Wake Forest students has taken a trip to New York City to purchase art. Under the direction of Wake Forest art department faculty members, the students spend several months prior to the trip researching the contemporary American art scene. In New York, they visit galleries and studios and devote hours to debating the merits of the pieces under consideration. Then, using university funds, they make their selections and add them to the Wake Forest Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art.

On November 10th, from 5:30-6:30 PM, Reynolda House Museum of American Art will host a gallery talk on The Class of '63 Buying Trip. Representing the first buying trip will be Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson and alumnus Ted Meredith, a former trustee of Wake Forest University and member of the Reynolda House Board of Directors. The inaugural group acquired works by Pablo Picasso, Elaine de Kooning, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Anne Kesler Shields.

The gallery talk costs $5, is open to the public, and consists of informal discussion with members of the buying team. Participants also will have a chance to see actual works from the buying year on display in the exhibition.

video about the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art
Department of Art, Wake Forest University
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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