Coalescence: Collages from the Permanent Collection

  • Mar 21, 2010 – Jun 20, 2010
  • The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2010.

The term “collage” derives from the French word, “coller,” meaning “to glue." The word was coined by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when the technique became a distinctive part of modern art. Since then numerous artists have utilized the technique in diverse ways to create unique works of art. The individual elements that comprise a collage and which can range from diverse images and text to a variety of materials, all join together to determine the work’s content or purpose. The Weatherspoon has an extensive collection of collages, many of which have not been on previous display.

Highlights will include Joseph Stella’s 1920 Chiclets as well as A.E. Gallatin’s cubist-derived Composition of 1939.

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.