March 2 – April 1, 2018

Art in Dialogue seeks to bring together Oakland University’s most precious resource – our students’ viewpoints – with some of our most valuable cultural objects – our Gallery’s art collection. Over the years, Oakland University has amassed a remarkable art collection that includes modern masters like Edvard Munch and Fernando Botero. For this exhibit of modern and contemporary works, students in the art history class AH 3900 Curatorial Cooperative at the OUAG invited a variety of student organizations to consider various artworks in the collection. We asked members of these groups three questions: “What’s going on in this picture?” “What do you see that makes you say that?” and, “What more can we find?” These questions form the bedrock of an art education pedagogy known as Visual Thinking Strategies. Our student curators-in-training then selected highlights from these conversations to include in the exhibition’s labels. We invite you to continue the dialogue. What do you see in these pictures? Curator: John Corso Esquivel, Ph.D.