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SOLD OUT: Member Appreciation Event Featuring Artist William Wegman

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: The Rockwell Museum

This event is SOLD OUT and has reached capacity.

We encourage you to add your name to the waitlist by using the ‘Register’ button. A Rockwell staff member will contact you if spots become available.

If you are registered and no longer able to attend, please let us know via steinerj@rockwellmuseum.org. 


Free for Members | Advanced registration required by 5 p.m. on May 28 
Location: The Rockwell Museum  

Rockwell Members at Individual Level: Admit 1
Rockwell Members at Dual Level and above: Admit Up to 2

Rockwell Members are invited to our second annual Member Appreciation Event with special guest William Wegman!

Meet the artist and be one of the first to see the new exhibition Experimentation & Representation: The Photography of William Wegman. Delight in specialty-made cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, hear from the artist and learn more about our latest artwork initiatives made possible by YOU.

Famous for his images of Weimaraner dogs, William Wegman is one of America’s most popular photographers. This summer, The Rockwell Museum and the Arnot Art Museum examine two facets of Wegman’s impressive career. At the Arnot Art Museum, visitors can explore the whimsical side of Wegman’s dog portraiture, while The Rockwell Museum features photos of dogs as art.

Join us in commemorating you, our esteemed members!

Not a Rockwell Member? Join now to enjoy unique opportunities like this! Not a member but interested in learning more about membership and future events? Email membership@rockwellmuseum.org.

 

William Wegman (born 1943), Trio of One, 2000. Polaroid 20 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

William Wegman (born 1943), Contact, 2014. Pigment print. 44 x 34 in. Courtesy of the artist.

William Wegman (born 1943), Ocean View, 2015. Pigment print. 44 x 34 in. Courtesy of the artist.

William Wegman (born 1943), Eames Low, 2015. Pigment print. 44 x 34 in. Courtesy of the artist.

William Wegman (born 1943), Cursive Display, 2013. Pigment print. 44 x 34 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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About the Artist

William Wegman. Courtesy of the artist.

William Wegman

Born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William Wegman received a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1965 and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana in 1967. In the fall of 1970 he moved to Southern California where he taught for one year at California State College, Long Beach.

It was while he was in Long Beach that Wegman got his dog, a Weimaraner who he named Man Ray, and began a long and fruitful collaboration. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman’s photographs and videotapes. When Man Ray died in 1982 he was named “Man of the Year” by the Village Voice. It was not until 1986 that Wegman got a new dog, Fay Ray, and another collaboration began marked by Wegman’s extensive use of the Polaroid 20 x 24 camera. With the birth of Fay’s litter in 1989, Wegman’s cast grew.

Wegman has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon and his video segments for Sesame Street have appeared regularly since 1989. In 1995, Wegman’s film The Hardly Boys was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Wegman has been commissioned to create images for a wide range of projects including a fashion campaign for Acne, banners for the Metropolitan Opera and covers for numerous publications including The New YorkerWallpaper and, most recently, French Vogue. Wegman has appeared on The Tonight Show both with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno, The David Letterman Show and The Colbert Report.

William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to paint, draw, make videos and take photographs with his dog Flo.

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