Curated by Gettysburg College art history students Macey Cohen ’23, Hagen Krebs ’23, Paul Pelham ’23, Kate Sallee ’25, and Devyn Wesolowski ’25 under the direction of Professor Yan Sun
On display through March 3, 2023
Works on display
With this exhibition, it’s not a matter of winning or losing, but how student curators interpret, and perhaps also play, the games on display. Under the direction of Prof. Yan Sun, Gettysburg College students examine diverse depictions of sports and games across cultures and historical periods. Included in this exhibition are prints and photographs of sporting games and major athletes, such as Michael Jordan and Muhammed Ali, illustrated playing cards of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets from the Meiji Period in Japan, among other historical objects. The student curators make cross-cultural connections to consider the political, social, and aesthetic significance, as well as the virtues and vices, of these contests and competitions. From representations of drinking games and gambling to celebrations of athletic abilities, the exhibition offers a new way of considering the intersections of art, physicality, and leisure.