Culture Connect Featured Event

Excavations - The Prints of Julie Mehretu
Ticket Price: FREE!
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 Gallery is open TuesdaySunday, Noon4 p.m. 

With swirling marks, and fragments from maps, city grids and weather charts, Julie Mehretu creates prints that evoke the rise and fall of civilizations. This traveling exhibition represents almost a decade of intensive engagement with printmaking and is the first show dedicated to the artist’s prints. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in East Lansing, Michigan, and educated in Michigan, Rhode Island and Senegal, Ms. Mehretu currently lives in New York City. Her layers of imagery address the interconnectedness and entropy of modern civilizations. She focuses on “taking apart and putting back together,” with each printmaking technique allowing different marks and references. Ultimately she finds in printmaking a creative process for exploration and discovery. Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu is organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis. 

Venue Information
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
301 High Street
, CT
1 860-685-2500
Presenting Organization
Wesleyan University Center for the Arts
1 860-685-3355