Wednesday, February 1, 2012



We all have the same allotment of time in an hour, a day, a month, a year.  How we utilize those minutes and hours is vastly different for each one of us.  Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery will explore “Passing Time” in a variety of mediums in its current exhibition of fourteen artists from around the world until Sunday, March 4.

The artwork of Rineke Dijkstra, from the Netherlands, of two photographs of a young girl was especially poignant.  One picture is before her induction into the Israeli army as a soldier and one is three months later.  This international exhibit is unique and strange, ranging from a corner stacked with 700 pounds of licorice candies (you are invited to take one) to videos of a cello player on a cliff to a skateboarder on the rock wall edge of a beach with danger below to a wall of a death row inmate’s last thoughts and goodbyes.

The gallery is on the Wesleyan campus, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown.  Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.  Call 860-685-3355 or go online to

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