What lies behind the miniature’s mysterious power to draw us in? Anyone who has gazed at a book illustration or spent hours enthralled by a smartphone screen understands the pleasure of absorption that beholding small things can provide. Collectability, demonstration of artistic virtuosity, and intimacy between spectator and object all imbue the miniature with certain charms. This exhibition of miniature artworks—drawn entirely from the Davison Art Center collection—features objects made across several centuries, and includes pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Henri Matisse.
Into the Image: Art in Miniature Across the Centuries curated by Miya Tokumitsu. This will be the final exhibition in the Davison Art Center’s current gallery at 301 High Street. A new gallery will be built across campus between Olin Library and the Public Affairs Center over the next few years.