An opening reception for “Marking the Past: Wax Rubbings Taken from Monumental Brasses in England” at the Binghamton University Art Museum will be held September 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Afterwards, please join us for a general interest meeting for the Undergraduate Art History Association at 6:30 in FA 244.
Marking the Past: Wax Rubbings taken from Monumental Brasses in England
From the Victorian era to the end of the 20th century, engraved brasses found in parish churches all over England became popular sites for amateur artists to produce rubbings, “original” works of art made with simple paper and wax crayon. A collection of rubbings made by Binghamton residents, Grant Webster and Mary Webster, offers viewers a glimpse into this practice of capturing for oneself the English medieval past. This exhibition was curated by Hannah Hempstead Dwiggins, BA-MA Combined Program in Art History.
Other exhibitions on view highlight objects from the permanent collection. Heightened Perspectives: Marilyn Bridges features aerial photographs of known and not-so-well-known sites around the world, and Faces of Buddhism presents sculptures, paintings, and needlework produced in many parts of Asia. This exhibition also offers visitors a free family guide.
Admission to the museum is free. For directions and museum hours visit artmuseum.binghamton.edu.