Ligon ’82 Donates Etchings to DAC in Honor of Professor of Art Schorr

In August, artist Glenn Ligon '82, who received an honorary degree from Wesleyan in 2012, donated a series of nine etchings titled "Narratives," 1993, to the Davison Art Center. The prints respond to and rework the conventions of 19th century narratives by slaves and freed men and women. Ligon donated the prints in honor of David Schorr, professor of art. The etchings are now part of the DAC's permanent collection and are available for viewing by appointment.

In August, artist Glenn Ligon ’82, who received an honorary degree from Wesleyan in 2012, donated a series of nine etchings titled “Narratives” from 1993 to the Davison Art Center. The prints respond to and rework the conventions of 19th century narratives by slaves and freed men and women. Ligon donated the prints in honor of David Schorr, professor of art. The etchings are now part of the DAC’s permanent collection and are available for viewing by appointment.

David Schorr and Glenn Ligon.

David Schorr and Glenn Ligon at the 2012 Commencement ceremony.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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