Three New Exhibitions Open Nov. 11 at Lawrence University Wriston Art Center Galleries

An exploration of the organization of knowledge, a traveling display of photographs of Acropolis monuments and ancient pottery are featured in the latest exhibition at Lawrence University’s Wriston Art Center galleries. The exhibition opens Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 18.

Chicago artist Antonio Contro presents “A to Z” in the Hoffmaster Gallery. Contro also will deliver the exhibition’s opening address on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The address is free and open to the public and a reception with the speaker will follow.

“A to Z,” a 27-piece, collage-based exhibit begun in 2003, features works on paper that merge drawing and Polaroid photography to recombine facts and information in ways other than alphabetical or disciplined. Collectively, the works become their own unique “encyclopedia.”

“Photographs of the Athenian Acropolis – The Restoration Project” will be shown in the Kohler Gallery. The traveling exhibition features large scale photographs by Socratis Mavrommatis, the chief photographer of the Acropolis Restoration Service and document the interventions and transformations of the Acropolis monuments since 1975. The exhibit opened in Athens in 2002 and has since traveled to Brussels, Paris, Rome and London. Lawrence is just the second venue in the United States to host the exhibit.

The Leech Gallery will host “Ceramics of the Classical World,” a selection of ancient Greek and Etruscan pottery from the Wriston Art Gallery permanent collection and from the Ripon College Classical Antiquities Collection.

Wriston Art Center hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from noon -4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 920-832-6621 or visit