Inside the Gund is a new online series that invites audiences to experience the Gund Gallery Collection through the disciplinary perspectives of Kenyon professors. Each episode features a different professor who highlights one or a related group of pieces by offering insight into the artwork through a conversation with the curator of academic programs. Speaking through scholarly expertise and personal appreciation for the artwork, the professors on Inside the Gund open up new ways of engaging with the Collection, and show us how they use art as an integral part of their teaching.
Episode 3 is a discussion of Laurie Hogin’s Peace with Tim Speikerman, Harry M. Clor Professor of Political Science at Kenyon College.
1. Laurie Hogin (American, b. 1963) Peace, 1991. Oil on canvas. 68 x 92 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63, 2015.2.18.
2. Chuck Close (American, b. 1940), Hillary, 2016. Archival watercolor print on Hahnemuhle rag paper. 60 x 48”. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63, 2017.3.2.
3. Alex Katz (American, b. 1927), Anne, 1973, lithograph, 31 x 40” (78.7 x 101.6 cm), Gift of Dr. Charles Gibb, 2017.4.8.
4. Christo (American, b. Bulgaria, 1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude (French, 1935–2009), Wrapped Reichstag, Project for West Berlin, 1977. Pastel and charcoal on paper. 42 x 65”. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63, 2015.2.7.
5. Claire Beckett (American 1978–), April and her daughter Sarah, 2013. Archival pigment print. 40 x 32”. Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63, 2017.1.1.
Other works mentioned:
Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), Morning Sun, 1952, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 40 1/8”, Columbus Museum of Art; Howald Fund Purchase, https://www.columbusmuseum.org/blog/2020/05/12/pocketguide-to-cma-edward-hoppers-morning-sun/.
Willem de Kooning (American, born Netherlands, 1904–1997), Excavation, 1950, oil on canvas, 81 x 100 ¼” (205.7 x 254.6 cm), Art Institute of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; restricted gifts of Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Goldowsky, https://www.artic.edu/artworks/76244/excavation.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.