Inspired by a dog-eared, 50+-year-old leather-bound Greek ritual manual, Andrew Moisey, professor and director of visual studies at Cornell University, examines the American fraternity by combining photographs of life in his younger brother's fraternity house with text from the manual, historical images of fraternity men, archival documents; and lists of the fraternity affiliations of U.S. government and corporate leaders.
Consisting of a small selection of images and text from the book project, as well as the original found ritual manual, "The American Fraternity" underscores the complicated history and culture of some of America's oldest secret collegiate societies.
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 5 - 8 p.m.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image: Andrew Moisey (American) "Untitled," from the book "The American Fraternity: An Illustrated Ritual Manual." Image courtesy of the artist.
Thursday, April 18 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022