'After Sept. 11' exhibition planned at
Bernstein Gallery, Sept. 9-Dec. 1
Sept. 11," an exhibition that explores how the work of 12 regional
artists has been influenced by the tragic events of one year ago,
will open Monday, Sept. 9, at the newly renovated Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery on
the lower level of Robertson
The public is invited to an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13. The exhibition runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays
through Fridays through Dec. 1.
Robertson, including the gallery space, has been undergoing significant
renovations over the past year. The Bernstein Gallery originally
was dedicated in 1990 as a memorial to former Woodrow Wilson School
Dean Marver Bernstein and his wife, Sheva.
It is intended as a showcase for art reflecting the mission of
the Woodrow Wilson School. "At the Woodrow Wilson School, we encourage
our students to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving public
policy problems," said Associate Dean Karen Jezierny, who has spearheaded
the effort to make the gallery a place where art and public policy
coexist. "Incorporating the visual arts into the students' academic
experience serves to further broaden their outlook."
Curator Kate Somers said, "The idea of having exhibitions at WWS
which tie in to the school's curriculum makes a lot of sense. 'After
Sept. 11' is an appropriate inaugural show for the gallery -- the
work on view will be a deeply moving reflection of how 12 regional
artists have expressed, in art, their emotional, spiritual and political
reactions to that event."
The other shows planned for 2002-03 include: "In Their Backyard:
Community Health Leaders," showcasing black and white photography
by Larry Fink of community health leaders across the country who
have dedicated their lives to improve health care for vulnerable
populations; "Africa's 'Lunatics,'" featuring the work of the young
Frenchman, Vincent Fougere, who spent eight years photographing
people with serious mental illness in Africa; and a juried competition
of photography by Woodrow Wilson School students as they express
visually their academic studies both here and abroad.