Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen Elwyn George Gowen (1895-1954) was a New England craftsman, designer, teacher, and artist. This exhibition-- curated by graduate students in the Tufts Museum Studies program-- explores the full range of Gowen’s work, including designs for fabric, prints, and paintings.

Come explore how Gowen used color, design, light, and motion to express the world around him. The exhibition runs from May 3-20, 2012. An opening reception will be held on May 3 at 5:30 P.M. and is free and open to the public.

Operating as usual

05/06/2012

Elements of Expression runs through Sunday, May 20th. For those of you who can't make it up to Tufts, check out our newly posted exhibit photos.

Exhibition Photos
05/06/2012

Exhibition Photos

Opening Night
05/04/2012

Opening Night

Exhibit opening
05/03/2012

Exhibit opening

Timeline Photos
05/03/2012

Timeline Photos

05/03/2012

We're done! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the opening tonight!

05/02/2012

It's a busy day at the Tufts Art Gallery. Things are kicking into high gear as we finish installing the exhibit. Only 26 1/2 hours until the opening!

The supply table
05/02/2012

The supply table

It's actually coming together!
05/02/2012

It's actually coming together!

Planning the layout
05/02/2012

Planning the layout

Timeline Photos
05/01/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
05/01/2012

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
05/01/2012

Timeline Photos

04/30/2012

The installation begins tonight!

04/25/2012

Big night tonight! Videos are complete and designs/text for the wall panels are off to the printers. This exhibit is coming together!

Our professors converse before class. Only 16 days until the exhibition opens!
04/17/2012

Our professors converse before class. Only 16 days until the exhibition opens!

04/16/2012

Final drafts for the interpretive text have been submitted. Next up: finishing object identification labels and choosing paint colors for the gallery.

It's Marathon Monday! (I have a feeling we'll reuse that phrase for the day we begin our install...) Good luck to all th...
04/16/2012
2012 Boston Marathon

It's Marathon Monday! (I have a feeling we'll reuse that phrase for the day we begin our install...) Good luck to all the runners on this hot, hot day in Boston!

Molly's doing a great job with the Twitter page. I know you'll want to follow EGG-- he's hilarious! This latest tweet ma...
04/11/2012
twitter.com

Molly's doing a great job with the Twitter page. I know you'll want to follow EGG-- he's hilarious! This latest tweet made me laugh out loud.

Lots of group projs this week for class--getting grad students' schedules matched up = hard! I can relate-I usually work in a group of 12.

04/09/2012

Happy Monday! Our class is working hard on labels and wall text... editing, editing, editing...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is only 5 months and 14 days away! We're celebrating by admiring one of Gowen's awe...
04/05/2012

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is only 5 months and 14 days away! We're celebrating by admiring one of Gowen's awesome woodblock prints.

04/04/2012

Our class finalized the exhibit's layout tonight! Come learn what "Elements of Expression" is all about in exactly one month!

Follow EGG on twitter @EGGsART: https://twitter.com/#!/EGGsART
04/04/2012
EGGsART (@EGGsART) on Twitter

Follow EGG on twitter @EGGsART: https://twitter.com/#!/EGGsART

Sign up for Twitter to follow EGGsART (@EGGsART). Meet EGG--the mascot for Tufts' Museum Studies Exhibition Design class. The class exhibition is about the artist Elwyn George Gowen (affectionately called EGG).

03/29/2012

Don't forget to vote on a Twitter name y'all! So EGG can start tweeting!!

03/28/2012

Tonight our class had an in-depth discussion about layout and flow. This week a working group is planning the location of moveable walls and display cases. So much thought has to go into every decision we make!

Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen's cover photo
03/25/2012

Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen's cover photo

03/25/2012

The artifacts management group is busy deciding which pieces will go on display. Come see what made the final cut on May 3rd!

03/25/2012

The printing and production group is furiously hammering out invitation design prototypes. So many ideas to choose from!

03/25/2012

Just discovered (and subsequently added to our collection): Gowen's home videos from his time in Ogunquit, Maine! We love the black and white scenes of 1940s-era beach bums.

03/25/2012

Just an FYI... Gowen's last name is pronounced "GO-win." As in, "we're goin' to see an awesome exhibit on May 3rd!"

This watercolor is a class favorite. Makes me want to watch "Finding Nemo."
03/25/2012

This watercolor is a class favorite. Makes me want to watch "Finding Nemo."

This watercolor is a class favorite. Makes me want to watch "Finding Nemo."
03/25/2012

This watercolor is a class favorite. Makes me want to watch "Finding Nemo."

03/25/2012

Tonight's our first class meeting! There's a lot to be decided in the next few months as we plan, design, and construct our exhibit. Thanks to our professors and research assistants in advance as we begin this journey.

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40 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA
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Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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