Current Exhibits at the Reece Museum
In Begleitung / In Accompaniment
the emotional plague
Jubilant Thicket: A Survey of Black Mountain Poets (March 2-April 8)
Curated by Scott Honeycutt and Jessie Graves, professors in the Department of Literature and Language, Jubilant Thicket features archival materials from poets associated with the legendary Black Mountain College in western North Carolina, including seminal avant-garde figures Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, and Charles Olson, with a special focus on Appalachia native Jonathan Williams. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Reece Museum and the Department of Literature and Language.
the emotional plague (March 2-27)
A Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition exploring the fantastic and visionary narratives of Nicholas Raynolds. Referencing political discourse, science fiction, history, comics, and personal mythology, Raynolds seeks to examine the tradition of “narrative painting” in a contemporary context.
In Begleitung / In Accompaniment (Feb. 3-April 10)
The Reece Museum, in partnership with the Department of Literature & Language, present In Begleitung/In Accompaniment, an exhibition exploring the poems of German author and philosopher Dieter Leisegang and the artwork of Claire-Lise Holy. Curated by Joachim Leisegang with the assistance of Dr. Jutta Brederhoff and Dr. Katherine Weiss, the exhibition features Holy’s original drawings that portray the imaginative worlds the poet sees outside his window. The exhibition is on display at the Reece Museum February 3 through April 10. A reception will be held Thursday, March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
This exhibition brings together two remarkable individuals, the Swiss artist Claire-Lise Holy and the German poet and philosopher, Dieter Leisegang. The two shared a close friendship, brought together by the artist Joachim Leisegang, brother to Dieter and husband to Claire-Lise. Over the span of 14 years, they were kindred spirits, engaged in a rare and touching friendship in which Holy was fascinated by Leisegang’s dark poetry and miniature drawings, both of which are included in this exhibit. The exhibition features seventeen of Holy’s works with Leisegang’s accompanying poetry and Leisegang’s miniatures drawings.
In Begleitung/In Accompaniment incorporates the poetry of Dieter Leisegang in its original German and in English translation. As an educational exercise, ETSU students studying German with Drs. Jan Jost-Fritz and Raluca Negrisanu, and David Weiss who was a close friend of Leisegang, translated the poems that are exhibited.
Wednesday, February 19, 12 to 1pm—Women on Wednesdays Lecture
Claire-Lise Holy: An Artist’s Reflections on Theatre and Literature, Dr. Katherine Weiss
Thursday, March 5, 5 to 7pm — Reception
Thursday, March 12, 12 to 1pm—Lecture
Dieter Leisegang: Texts as Memory, Texts as Memoir, Dr. Katherine Weiss
Friday, March 27, 12 to 1:30pm—Panel Discussion
Germany’s Literary Scene, 1945 to 1979
Featured panelists: Gregory Divers, Emeritus Professor Saint Louis University; Baerbel Such, Associate Professor Ohio University; Michael Rice, Associate Professor Middle Tennessee State University, moderated by Dr. Katherine Weiss
Monday, April 6, 2 to 2:30pm — Dance
Exploring In Begleitung / In Accompaniment through Dance, performed by ETSU Dance Students
In Begleitung/In Accompaniment is a partnership between the Reece Museum and the Department of Literature and Language. The Reece Museum, located on the campus of East Tennessee State University, is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.etsu.edu/reece or phone (423) 439-4392.