TUFT’S FEAST FOR THE SOUL
Culled from Tufts University’s permanent art collection, “Manna” is a commanding, panoramic and wonderful art-feast curated by its director of galleries and collections, Amy Ingrid Schlegel.
From over 2,000 noteworthy original artworks, Schlegel selected 46 pieces that delineate an astoundingly vast range of significant art, dating from the 15th Century to current day. And what a delectable banquet for one’s artistic soul she has served up; transcending chronological order to enhance comparative reflection, Schlegel discerningly organized the artworks into three categories: Face, Body and Ground.
Facing the exhibition, one enters a well lit room with pristine white walls and is forthrightly greeted with an exquisitely detailed woodcut, “The Flight Into Egypt,” 1511, by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German graphic artist and painter widely considered the greatest figure in Renaissance Art in Northern Europe.
Franklin W. Liu