The Exquisite Corpse: Paul Robeson Galleries 30th Anniversary Exhibition
In 2009 the Paul Robeson Galleries will celebrate three decades of activity. The Main Gallery was founded in 1979 to provide a forum for the work of professional artists, visual arts faculty, and student artists. Throughout its history, the Paul Robeson Galleries have mounted an interesting range of challenging and provocative exhibitions. To mark and celebrate our anniversary we invited artists of the region to play the surrealist drawing game – the Exquisite Corpse. This was a favorite surrealist game from the early 1900s, and continues to be played by artists around the world. Each collaborator adds to a drawing without knowing what has already been contributed. After all participants have finished the drawing is unfolded and revealed. The Paul Robeson Galleries will play the Exquisite Corpse with 92 artists to produce 30 drawings. This exhibition literally manifests our mission of inclusivity, participation, and community outreach.