William Kentridge: Universal Archive at the Marion Art Gallery

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William Kentridge: Universal Archive
August 28 through October 11, 2020

Renowned South African artist William Kentridge shares new work inspired during the writing of his Norton Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. In this series, Kentridge revisits familiar and personal iconography such as coffee pots, typewriters, trees and cats. Known for working in a vast range of media including drawings, prints, murals, sculptures, opera, theater, film, and puppetry, many of these objects are easily recognized as the artist’s personal thematic repertoire appearing in art and stage productions throughout his career.

Meticulously translated onto linoleum plates, Kentridge’s original ink sketches are reimagined as 75 linocut prints that shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks reproduced in black ink on vintage dictionary and encyclopedia pages.

The Marion Art Gallery is located on the main level of Rockefeller Arts Center and is most easily accessed from the Symphony Circle side of the building.

Interested in scheduling a group tour? Contact gallery director Barbara Räcker at barbara.racker@fredonia.edu or 673-4897. (Group tours must be fewer than 20 persons to accommodate social distancing.)

Gallery hours
Tuesday through Thursday – noon to 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday – noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday and holidays

September 01 2020


Start: September 1 @ 12:00 pm
End: October 11 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Marion Art Gallery

280 Central Ave, Rockefeller Arts Center
Fredonia, 14603 United States



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Marion Art Gallery
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