Anywhere But Now

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“Something special is happening at Wilton House Museum.” – StyleWeekly

Anywhere But Now was an installation of contemporary art in the late 18th-century domestic structure of Wilton House Museum. Assembled in the museum’s second floor gallery space and throughout the historic bedroom interiors, the exhibition unquestionably disrupts the illusion of stepping back in time.  In drawing attention to the mutability of remembrance, the artworks selected conveyed that recollections and representations of the past can be reverent, sentimental, critical, and humorous.  They suggest that contemporary perceptions of the past are also inextricably associated with forgetting, both willful and unintended; such loss can be soothing, suspicious, or enraging. The exhibition was on view from November 2014 through January 2015.

Curated by Susan Moser and Angela Parker, graduate students in the VCUarts Department of Art History, the exhibition received generous support from benefactors Fran Kay, Dianne Alley Robinson, and Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr.

To learn more, read the exhibition’s review in StyleWeekly

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