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This blog post is the second of two featuring books in the Halsey Institute’s Biblioteca that connect with themes explored in the current exhibitions, Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape.
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I was involved with installing Coulter Fussell’s exhibition The Raw Materials of Escape, and I had a lot of fun. Katie Hirsch, the curator, carefully thought out where each quilt should be placed to make a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing exhibition. She also told me that we would usually use gloves to protect the artwork, but with Fussell’s special permission we were allowed to handle her artwork with our bare hands. I never thought that I would be allowed to touch the artwork in a gallery on my first day. Feeling the textures of each textile and seeing how she stitched her artwork was an incredible experience.
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Harrod’s Dream

Thu Feb 06, 2020
Looking around the gallery, I was in awe by the variety of mixed media present in Butch Anthony’s work. Among portraits from the American antebellum era and an assemblage of animal bones and taxidermy birds, I quickly found myself caught up by how much there was to take in. One piece in particular, however, truly caught my eye. Harrod’s Dream, 2019, located towards the back of the Halsey Institute not only combines many visual components of what Anthony’s work embodies but also features an audio monologue element.
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This blog post is the first of two featuring books in the Halsey Institute’s Biblioteca that connect with themes explored in the current exhibitions, Butch Anthony: Inside/Out and Coulter Fussell: The Raw Materials of Escape. With more than 180 fascinating photographs, Cabinets of Wonder includes ample text that examines the history of these curiously odd cabinets, as well as the motivations of some of their collectors to understand the world around them.
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Questioning entrenched assumptions about what art should be and how it is made is a practice long held by many artists and spectators. Marcel Duchamp revolutionized the idea of art in the beginning of the 20th century with readymade items presented as works of art. Readymades are ordinary manufactured objects that the artist selected and modified, and by simply choosing objects and repositioning it, the Found object became art.
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