From the Seat of Authority

June 16-July 29

This exhibition, curated by graduate students in VCUarts’ Museum Studies program, explored how museum presentations reconfigure meaning and reception of artworks displayed apart from the contexts of their conception, original function or cultural significance. In this exploration, visitors were invited to share the curators’ sear of authority with labels written as conversation starters. Selections were drawn from the Anderson Gallery’s permanent collection. Featuring work by Jim Dine, Richard Lindner, Andy Warhol, Sister Gertrude Morgan, May Stevens, Robert Rauschenberg, Honore Daumier, Ellsworth Kelly, Cindy Neuschwander and Victor Schrager, as well as a number of non-Western selections.