David Winton Bell Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

Walter Feldman | A Memorial Exhibition
September 8, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Walter Feldman’s affiliation with Brown University began in 1952, when he taught his first class in visual design, extended through his fifty-four year teaching career, and continues today in a legacy of sustained artistic and educational endeavors.  This memorial exhibition celebrates Walter’s life through his arts, including a retrospective selection of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, and artists’ book.   

Curated by: Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: Walter Feldman, Self Portrait, 1947-1949

Location Bell Gallery
On Protest, Art and Activism
October 1, 2018 - December 15, 2018

A series of exhibitions at the Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for Creative Arts, featuring works by Hermine Freed, Ja'Tovia Gary, Theaster Gates, Josephine Meckseper, Howardena Pindell, Suzanne Lacy, Martha Rosler and Dread Scott. Organized in conjunction with the Brown Arts Initiative.

Curated by: Ian Alden Russell
Image: Howardena Pindell, Free, White and 21, 1980. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Location Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center
Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving
November 2, 2018 - December 19, 2018

Danny Lyon once described the writer James Agee as, “a romantic who adored reality,” an epithet equally apt to describe him. Lyon made a name for himself in the 1960s with an embedded style of reportage, capturing a compelling beauty in the people and places he befriended across the country, from student leaders of the civil rights movement to convicts in Texas prisons. Drawn primarily from the Bell Gallery collection, The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving presents photographs from some of Lyon’s most significant series along with films and other work, organized around five principles that he refers to time and again: empathy, freedom, history, destruction, and narrative.

Curated by Allison Pappas
Image: Danny Lyon, Arrest of Eddie Brown, Albany, Georgia, 1962

Badlands Unlimited with Paul Chan | New No's
November 2, 2018 - December 19, 2018

An installation of New No's by Badlands Unlimited with Paul Chan as part of the exhibition series On Protest, Art and Activism. Organized in collaboration with the Brown Arts Initiative.

Curated by: Ian Alden Russell
Image: Badlands Unlimited with Paul Chan, New No's, 2016. Courtesy the artists.

Location List Art Building Lobby
Tania Bruguera
January 19, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Curated by: Ian Alden Russell
Image: Tania Burguera, Portraits, 2004

Location Bell Gallery